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October 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneSocial media

Competing with TikTok Dental Advice: Educating Gen Z Before the Damage is Done

by Clara Jones

Up-and-coming social media platform TikTok has well over 1.29 billion active users who post and view short clips on a plethora of different topics, including dental and oral hygiene. Unfortunately, as trendy and popular as these videos are among Gen-Zers,

October 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneMental Health

Tackling the Threat of Burnout Among Dental Hygienists

by Kate Sheppard

Dental practices nationwide are facing shortages in qualified staff, in large part because of the pandemic that’s resulted in more people having second thoughts about their careers. In fact, in a survey published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, 8%

October 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 9)

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

Q: If a patient has lost one tooth to periodontitis and there are an additional four teeth treatment planned to be extracted due to periodontitis, do these extractions also count as being lost to periodontitis and potentially increase the patient’s

October 21, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Wendy Stewart, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 16. Wendy is from Nova Scotia and joins president-elect Anne Marie Caissie (New

October 19, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Hygienists Brace for Pitched Battles with Dentists in Fights Over Practice Laws

by News-Medical.Net

This year, the Illinois legislature was considering measures to expand oral health treatment in a state where millions of people live in dental care deserts. But when the Illinois State Dental Society met with key lawmakers virtually for its annual lobbying

October 13, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

‘It’s Never Too Late’: Salinas Dental Hygienist Spent 11 Years as Farmworker

by David Rodriguez, Salinas Californian

Working in the fields takes a physical toll on a person. Long hours and harsh working conditions is the price paid by farmworkers to ensure that grocery stores are stocked and families have food on the table. Martina Hernandez Garcia watched her

October 6, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

TempStars CEO Dr. James Younger Adopts Perspective of Hygienists and Dental Assistants in Oral Health Magazine Article

by TempStars

Dr. James Younger, the founder and CEO of TempStars, North America’s largest and #1 rated dental temping and hiring service, has authored another piece for Oral Health Group, Canada’s leading magazine for the dental industry – this time for Oral Hygiene,

September 24, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Discover the EMS AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master & VoiceWorks at the Oral Science JDIQ Booth

by Oral Science

Oral Science invites all Dental Professionals to its Les Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) booth (#617) to discover 5 new innovations to enhance patients’ satisfaction and the return on investment of dental hygiene departments. #1 NEW – EMS AIRFLOW

Pregnancy Toothpaste
September 17, 2021 News Dental HygieneToothlife Products

Paid Spotlight Oral Care – Pregnancy Toothpaste

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

When my friend asked what type of toothpaste she should use while pregnant and breastfeeding, I was stumped. All I could say is, “That’s a great question.” This month’s review is from Spotlight Oral Care– a brand that develops products

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Value of an Optimally Sharp Instrument

by Dr. Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc., AADH

Manual and Ultrasonic instrumentation techniques and guidelines for treatment have changed over the past few decades according technological advancements and theoretical interpretation for the literature. Technological advancements in the areas of ergonomics, metallurgy and cryogenic processing have led dental manufacturers

Difficult Patients
September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePatient Management

The Troublemakers: How to Deal with Difficult Patients

by Jordan Stone

Eventually, every dental hygienist will deal with a difficult patient. Despite best efforts, a patient may be angry or upset with the care they have received or something that has been said to them. Sometimes they will be angry for

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Are You a New Generation Hygienist?

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

It has nothing to do with your age – or where or when you graduated – but everything to do with your commitment to excellence. When new procedures and techniques become available, do you update and adapt your clinical strategies

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Great Temping Expectations: Make Your Temporary Time at a Practice Count.

by Dr. James Younger, DDS; Fiona Mattrasingh, RDH, AEC

This past year has been a roller coaster ride for everyone, and the job market for dental professionals is no exception. There has been a huge flux in job-seekers looking for new positions and dental offices searching for new team

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 8)

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

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

Perfectionism
September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Perfectionism: A Blessing and a Curse

by Loretta Langille, RDH

The dental profession often sets extremely high standards for excellence. I recall the pressure I felt to ensure I didn’t miss a thing. We were trained to measure in millimetres, feel specs of grain and see the slightest shade differences;

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthOverall HealthSleep disorders

Assessing Tethered Oral Tissues and Understanding Their Role in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Kari Slade RDH

The world of healthcare is ever evolving, and as science continues to discover the intricate network of systemic health, the focus becomes more holistic or whole body focused. Connective tissues or fascia have been a long-overlooked system of the body

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
August 27, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 7)

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

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care.

August 23, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

SNIWWOC is Launching a Free Mobile Dental Hygiene Clinic for Low-Income BIPOC Women and Their Children

by Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour

The Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC), in collaboration with Khalsa Aid Canada and Wheely Clean, is breaking down financial barriers to oral healthcare. Always focussed on holistic healthcare program delivery for racialized women, SNIWWOC strives

independent dental hygienist
July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Guidance for Those Beginning Independent Dental Hygiene: Your Journey Starts Now

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

Knowing what I know now, if I could travel back in time and talk to my former professional self—oh, the things I would tell her. With 16 years of experience as an RDH, it’s now been 5 years since I