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Infection Control
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Infection Control Lawsuits: Getting Sued for Nervous Shock

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

It is one of your worst nightmares. Public health officials get a complaint from one of your patients. They storm into your office and shut you down for having inadequate infection control practices. Bad as that may sound, it gets

HEALTHY HEART
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Health

A Healthy Mouth – A Healthier Heart

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health   It is said that awareness is the key to change. Awareness however, is simply not enough. We must take the new knowledge learned and actually do something

Coronary Heart Disease
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Women’s Coronary Heart Disease

by Sheri B. Doniger, DDS

The signs and symptoms that may save a life   We are all familiar with the signs and symptoms of gripping chest pain, radiating to the jaw and arm for males, but do we know the difference for women’s heart

Coronary Heart Disease
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

The Magic of Effective Communication

by Lois Banta

“I’m sorry… we have not received your claim.” “Why did I get a statement? I have already paid your office my co-payment!” Ah, the wonderful effects of non-communication. Nothing is more frustrating for a dental office than a patient or

Coronary Heart Disease
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

They say a lady always know when it’s time to leave and so it is with mixed emotions I tell you that I am retiring from the dental group and Newcom Media as of March 29th, 2018. I’ve only worked

January 3, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

CDHA Recognizing Dental Hygienists as “Superheroes”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and support our new competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. Championed by your oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®, we’re looking for the

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Your Perception Is Your Reality

by Jillian Cecchini, Assistant Editor

I am not a dentist. I am not a dental hygienist. Admittedly, I never had the desire to learn about the importance of our teeth. I am not an expert, nor will I ever be when it comes to dentistry,

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Hand Ergonomics in Dentistry

by Patty Taylor, RN, BA

Ergonomics refers to the interaction between a human’s musculoskeletal system and his or her workspace. Studies show that various job functions performed by dental professionals expose them to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Advertisement The Effects of Hand Fatigue

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Empowering Periodontal Therapy

by Sheri B. Doniger, DDS

According to the CDC, “47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease.”1 The numbers of adults with untreated periodontal

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

December 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Esther Wilkins, “Godmother of Dental Hygiene,” has Passed Away

by Mike Carraggi, Patch National

Dr. Esther Wilkins, a Chelmsford native and longtime professor at Tufts University who was known as the “godmother of dental hygiene” as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, died Monday. She turned 100 just three days prior.

October 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence in Dental Hygiene

by Oral Health

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize nine leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation. “Our 2016 award winners have set high goals and

Acid Reflux
September 20, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Mystery Solved: Acid Reflux and the Oral Cavity

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

I am a retired dentist who has a passion for preventative dentistry and preventive medicine. I recently became painfully aware of the ramifications of acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) on the oral cavity. I developed severe GERD late

face mask
September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Saving Face: Mask Form, Fit and Function

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

One of the critical choices made before treating each and every patient is choosing your protective face mask. While the mask construct is straight forward with layers of tissue and filtering materials suspended by elastic loops … the question of

June 20, 2011 News Dental HygieneSocial networking

Is the North American Hygiene Market Super-Saturated?

by ken

Time for the power of social networking to demonstrate and DOMINATE…… By Rabia Mughal, Associate Editor – Dr. Bicuspid June 20, 2011 — As the overall job market in the U.S. continues to be sluggish, a few recent reports —

June 11, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

If I were a hygienist, I’d be issuing a fatwah

by ken

Five Jobs with HIGH SALARY and low education from Investopedia by Stephanie Christensen – June 10, 2011 If you’ve opted to forego higher education, there are still promising career paths. According to data provided by PayScale.com, these five jobs offer a

May 11, 2011 News General News

Instead of Ah…..say Ommmmmmm……

by ken

From the Yoga of Dentistry – unknown author My annual dental cleaning was this morning, and while reclining in the dental chair, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the language of teaching yoga and the eight elements of a

April 14, 2011 News Elearning

Do a solid for your dental auxiliaries and hygienists

by ken

Penwell Publications has truly embraced a platform agnostic approach to their publications.  Send your team members to – Dentistry IQ– have them click on the banner on the right….RDH eVillage – an assemblage of enewsletters as indicated below awaits…….turn them

February 18, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

Once again, sisters be doin’ it for themselves – the CDHA website rocks

by ken

Had a moment to check out the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association website. Not being a member, I was only able to “surf” the design et al, however, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Wiki – someone had their act together. Check this out

February 8, 2011 News Dental HygienePractice managementPreventive Dentistry

Have You Analyzed Your Hygiene Department Lately?

by ken

by Debbie Seidel-Bittke The dental hygiene department is one of the biggest parts of every successful dental practice! Many dental practices have dental hygiene departments that do not produce at least 30% of the total office production. Why does this occur?