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June 24, 2022 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Allied Dental Education Programs Enrollment Sees Declines

by ADA News

Enrollment for dental hygiene and dental assisting programs declined from pre-pandemic levels in 2021-22, and the decline in dental assisting programs started prior to the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.

March 4, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Apologizes for Role in Systemic Racism

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

As part of its strategic planning ahead of its 100th anniversary as an association representing the nation’s dental hygiene profession, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is apologizing to communities of color for its role in perpetuating a culture of

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice managementWellness

Client Experience in Oral Healthcare is the Doorway into Better Wellness

by Besa Begu, Dental Hygienist, Oral Health Promoter, Kosovo

By occupation a dental hygienist, I see myself as the natural link between healthcare in its traditional understanding, and the ever-expanding sector – or industry – of wellness. This link embodies the multiple dimensions and nuances shaping the profile of

February 23, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Research Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Hygienists

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

Nearly two years into the pandemic with widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines and a decrease in infections, new studies reveal dental hygienists have low COVID-19 infection rates and high vaccination acceptance. In addition, less than half of dental hygienists that

February 7, 2022 News BlogsDental HygieneDental TeamPractice management

Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

We know the pandemic has had a profound impact on the dental profession. Hygiene, in particular, has been hit hard, with a number of hygienists seeing it as a sign to change careers. The resulting labour market has seen dentists

January 28, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

‘Shoulder to Shoulder’: B.C. Dental Hygienist Students Want Online Learning, Cites Crowded Classes

by Global News

Students at a private Vancouver technical college for dental hygienists say their school isn’t doing enough to ensure safety amid the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Students at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene are calling for their classroom instruction

November 2, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

TempStars Brings Better ‘Career Opportunities for Dental Hygienists and Assistants’ to Phoenix and Scottsdale

by TempStars

TempStars, North America’s largest and #1 rated dental temping and hiring service, announced today that it is open for business in Phoenix and Scottsdale, another step in the company’s expansion in the United States. “This will create many new opportunities for dental

May 25, 2021 Video Dental HygieneDental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Empowered Hygiene for Practice Success

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom:  This week Peter Barry reminds us of how important our dental hygiene teams are — they are much more than teeth cleaners!     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

April 7, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Some Suggest Study Showing Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Hygienists Demonstrates Great Leadership in the Dental Industry

by TempStars

A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those is the dental industry, some suggest. The study, conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)

February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists in the US

by American Dental Association

Joint research investigates pandemic’s impact on infection control practices in dental health setting; employment rate of dental hygienists Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent

January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Igniting That Spark For Your Hygiene Career Once Again

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

You are a dental hygienist. You went to school, you graduated, wrote the national board exam, found yourself a job and now you scale likely somewhere between 160 to 256 teeth each day, four days a week or upwards of

January 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Family Docs, Dental Hygienists Push for Role in Alberta Vaccine Rollout

by Calgary Herald

Some Alberta family doctors say they’re frustrated their offer to help administer COVID-19 shots have gone unanswered. Dr. Noel Grisdale, who has a practice in Black Diamond, says he’s among many family physicians eager to aid Alberta’s vaccine distribution program.

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November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Hygienist’s Pivotal Role in the Patient Experience

by Dru Halverson, RDH, BS Chief of Advisor Development & Advisor, The Jameson Group

The hygienist plays such an integral role in the overall success of our relationship with our patients. From the work we provide directly with the patient, to the role we as hygienists play in passing the baton of goodwill to

October 7, 2020 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, Tiffany Ludwicki, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 3. Tiffany is from Newfoundland and Labrador and joins president-elect Wendy Stewart (Nova

June 4, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Returning to Work

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) has developed the following interim guidance for dental hygienists considering a return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDHA’s best practice recommendations are based, first and foremost, on ensuring safety for dental hygienists, their

May 14, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists Can’t Resume Non-Emergency Procedures Until May 19

by Edmonton Journal

Alberta dentists who want to offer a full range of procedures at the beginning of phase one of the province’s COVID-19 relaunch will have to do so without dental hygienists. The governing bodies representing dental hygienists and dentists are giving

May 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Alberta Dental Hygienists, Assistants Raising Alarm Over Reopening

by Global News

As dentist offices begin to reopen across Alberta, there are growing concerns about safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We gave a lot of our [personal protective equipment] away when we were told to support our front-line workers,” Melanie Johnston-Dore, a

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March 23, 2020 News BlogsSocial networking

A Dental Hygienist’s Short Guide To Professional Networking

by Molly Crockett

Countless hours of learning (especially online classes) is essential, especially when studying to be a dental hygienist. There’s no point in time where there’s “too much” learning. However, problems may arise if you don’t have the right contacts, or have

March 16, 2020 News News

A Message to All Dental Hygienists in Ontario – COVID-19 Pandemic

by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The RCDSO has advised dentists that they strongly recommend that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. The CDHO has been in discussion with the RCDSO and is in full support of this action. The CDHO also strongly

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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Amazing, Innovative, Dental Hygienists!

by Linda M. Douglas BSc, RDH

According to CDHA, the key responsibilities of dental hygienists are health promotion, education, clinical therapy, research, change agent, and administration. The following five hygienists are amazing dental hygiene professionals who have definitely demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement. They have