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wellbeing
July 22, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental TeamMental HealthTeam motivation

Making Your Team’s Wellbeing a Top Priority

by Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Since the onset of the pandemic, our personal and professional lives have been turned upside down in ways we could never have imagined. In addition to adopting rigorous health and safety protocols and procedures in our practices, we also go

dental hygienist
July 22, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Rush Hour: Time to Get Off the Hygiene Hamster Wheel

by Chrissy Ford, RDH, Advanced Hygiene Solutions

Some days, the life of a dental hygienist is like running on a hamster wheel. The race of the clock, running around in circles as you frantically try to stay on time. In hygiene school, we were given three hours

July 22, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice Management

True Success, Giving Back.

by Dale Audrey Ungar R.D.H.

In my personal and professional journey throughout of my life, I have discovered that giving back is the ultimate sign of true success. And in today’s world, we need to remember that we are all connected, in many ways. We

July 22, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 3)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Can you make a dental hygiene diagnosis based on pocket depths alone? A few of my fellow hygienists insist that a 5mm pocket depth is an indication of periodontitis. A: No, you can not make an accurate Dental Hygiene

July 6, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

The 2021 Best of Class Hygiene Award Winners

by Cellerant Consulting

Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award winners. “Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry,” said Melissa Turner, Chief Hygiene Officer

Radiographic Interpretation
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyDentistryRadiology

Reducing Noise in Dentistry: The Role of AI in Improving Radiographic Interpretation

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Julian Perez, J.D., Chief Legal Officer, dentalcorp

A patient emails 20 different dentists her recently taken full mouth series of x-rays, stating, “My previous dentist took these just before I moved to town. The move was sudden (work-related), so my dentist never had a chance to tell

Intra-oral Camera
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Technology

Seeing Is Believing: Maximizing the Use of an Intra-oral Camera During the Dental Hygiene Appointment to Motivate Patient Compliance

by Julianne Souza, RDH, BS

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” You may have heard this common phrase many times before. Have you thought about this when it comes to your daily interactions with patients? We are trained, educated and taught how to assess,

June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneRadiology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 2)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Some of my patients resist getting recommended radiographs. What can I do to encourage them to consent? A: If you read my article, “Are you Taking Adequate Radiographs?” (November 2021 issue), you know that most practices aren’t taking the

June 14, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Releases Policy Paper on a National Oral Health Care Plan for Canadian Seniors

by CDHA

In a policy paper, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on the Government of Canada to commit $2 billion over five years to provincial and territorial governments to deliver a pan-Canadian oral health program that would give Canadian seniors,

June 8, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Joint Statement from the Oral Health Professions Regulators

by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The CDHO has partnered with Ontario’s oral health regulatory Colleges to produce the following statement on fallow times and closed operatories. This statement is endorsed by: Glenn Pettifer – Registrar/CEO, CDHO Roderick Tom-Ying – Acting Registrar/CEO, CDO Dan Faulkner –

June 6, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Oral Science Launches Perichlor Chlorhexidine Without Alcohol, for the Optimal Patient Experience!

by Oral Science

Oral Science is proud to launch Perichlor (DIN 02493160), an Alcohol-Free 0.12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse. Perichlor is indicated for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of moderate to severe gingivitis, and for management of associated

DENTAL hygiene
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health OfficePractice management

Activating Your Dental Hygiene Business Mindset

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

In the past two years, the strain of the pandemic has caused dental teams across the country to re-evaluate processes – a challenge at the best of times but essential to providing optimal patient care and maintaining practice production through

May 17, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Edmond Woman Graduates Dental School From Hospital After Giving Birth

by Koco News

An Edmond woman graduated dental school from the hospital after giving birth. Only five days away from her due date, baby Kory couldn’t wait another second. “I was like, ‘I don’t think I’m going to make this graduation,’” Cala French

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

The Schedule Squeeze Play

by Dr. Robert Maguire, DDS

Last week, I had two dentists share with me a similar sentiment, “My team doesn’t support me.” When I asked them for more details, they both indicated that their teams got very upset whenever they decided, spur of the moment,

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsPractice management

3 Pivotal Business Systems for Hygienists to Embrace

by Carrie Webber, Owner & Chief Communications Officer, The Jameson Group

In the hundreds and hundreds of dental practices we at Jameson have had the opportunity to work with over the past three decades, we have seen high-performing practices and low-performing practices. We have seen teams that work as an aligned

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Ways to Keep Up with Clients’ Changing Expectations

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

Things have changed since March 2020 in many respects. The way we practice, the way we communicate with our clients, and what is expected of us as dental professionals has also changed – are you doing enough to keep up?

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Expanding The Dental Hygienist’s Role: A Focus on Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The first time I heard Dr. Bradley Bale, MD, and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, speak about their latest research and the effect of oral health on arterial disease was at a 2016 AAOSH conference. From that point, I began to

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

Straight From a Patient’s Mouth: A Patient’s Perspective on Hygiene

by Janice Wheeler, President, The Art Of Management Inc.

There are two types of hygienists, and it’s not whether they are partnered with a dentist or independent. Let me explain from my own experience as a patient what the two types are. A BIT OF BACKGROUND I never saw

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist.

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: I just started working in a practice where restorative dentistry has been the primary focus and periodontal therapy has been neglected. How do I begin to make the transition toward a more perio-focused process of care? A: Chances are

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialPractice management

Four Skills That Make a Great Leader

by Judy Kay Mausolf

I would like to tell you a story about a woman who was a great leader. Her name is Ione Miller, and she just happens to be my mom.  Mom was a city girl who, at the age of 19, married