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December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Dentistry Must Engage with Multi-Generational Patients

by Lisa Philp

Dentistry is a “people business” that serves a broad spectrum of age demographics that span multiple generations – from the millennials to the Gen X to the boomers, silent generation and so on. It’s well-known that there are significant generational

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is It Really Periodontal Disease?

by Irene M. Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

I think we can all agree that we have acquired newfound knowledge since graduating Dental Hygiene School. For myself, a 2007 graduate I can attest to the wealth of knowledge I have ascertained moving from working environment to working environment. New

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared

by Michael F. Myers, MD

Every day, we know doctors save lives. But you may not know that each day in the United States, a doctor dies by suicide. The common thread in nearly every one of those cases: a struggle with mental illness. While

December 12, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

by Dr. Steven Lin

Modern dental health is a disaster zone. We are in the midst of an orthodontia epidemic. Four million U.S. kids need braces and 10 million need wisdom teeth extractions. Gum disease affects half of all U.S. adults, tooth decay is

dental strain
September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strain and Pain in the Dental Profession

by Gordon Levin, DMD, RYT

There are multiple factors involved in the development of favorable or unfavorable outcomes from our repetitive routines. Anyone involved in dentistry is aware of the potential for stress to become a negative factor. There is a growing body of scientific

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

A New Generation of Fluoride Varnish is Coming to You!

by Sylvie Martel, RDH, DipDH, Teaching Certificate, NDHCB

The efficacy of fluoride varnish in the prevention of dental caries, remineralization of tooth surfaces and treatment of dentin hypersensitivity is well supported by literature. Varnishes allow for the delivery of high concentrations of fluoride in small amounts. Furthermore, the

Mindfulness
September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

How To Be Happier Now! Mindfulness and the Dental Professional

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

The dental office is a great place to work. It is very satisfying to be able to help patients improve their health while creating long term relationships and earning a good living. Unfortunately, 83% of dentists and their staff perceive

Clip Mirror
September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

An Alternative Practice setting for One Canadian Dental Hygienist Started with a Simple Idea

by Patricia Blundon

Canadian Dental Hygienist, Patricia Blundon, is the developer of a dental mirror that clips on to a saliva ejector to aid dental hygienists, assistants, and clinicians in treating patients. In response to growing demand for the Dental Hygiene Clip Mirror,

July 12, 2017 News BlogsDental HygieneOffice Management

Decreasing Hygiene Downtime

by TGNA

Continuing with our “I just want to be a dentist” series, downtime in the schedule is a burning issue for almost every practice. Addressing the issue of hygiene downtime is a high priority for everyone involved. An acceptable measurable percentage

June 5, 2017 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNews

MouthWatch Invites Hygienists to be Teledentistry Changemakers at ADHA

by MouthWatch

How will teledentistry be implemented to reach those in need, empower careers in dental hygiene and build all types of dental practices? MouthWatch, the creators of the award-winning MouthWatch Intraoral Camera and leading teledentistry platform TeleDent, will be at this year’s annual ADHA conference

Embezzlement
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEmbezzlement

Embezzlement – What Every Brilliant Clinician Should Know

by David Harris and Wendy Askins

You believe you have been blessed with the dream employee! This person has stood closely beside you for years, fighting for the success of your practice, arriving early and staying late and refusing to take vacations because the practice simply

Oral Malodor
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Oral Malodor: Innovative Strategies to Measure, Learn and Improve

by Jo-Anne Jones

How Is My Breath? The immense concern of the general population towards halitosis or oral malodor is very real. This is reflected in the North American multi-billion dollar cosmetic fresh breath product portfolio aimed to help the consumer treat the

Team Development
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental TeamTeam motivation

The Critical Importance of Team Development & Dynamics in Your Practice

by Mark Carbonelli

Developing an effective team can be one of the most crucial aspects of success in a practice. It takes time, as each member brings unique personality traits, preferences, styles and experiences to the team. It is a worthy investment, because

Oral Systemic Links
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Making the Shift: Enhancing Our Impact Through Oral Systemic Links

by Sara DeNino Paone, RDH, RNCP

On March 29, the Oral Wellness Learning Institute for Dentistry (OWL) where I serve as the educational director, had the privilege to assemble an amazing group of dental and medical practitioners and advocates. Our guests included representatives from Diabetes Canada,

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric Dentistry

Open Wide: The Ultimate Guide to Teeth – A Narrative Review

by Oral Health

Discover a world of mystery, history, and lore inside your mouth. Yes, we’re talking about teeth! In Open Wide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about your teeth. No matter what you call them, pearly whites, chompers, canines,

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Dying from Dirty Teeth: A Narrative Review

by Brian Chapnick, DDS

I have been a member of a committee tasked with the re-development of a geriatric dental clinic at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. Recognising the need , Baycrest approached the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity in Toronto for our professional expertise with

April 12, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

PST on Insurance Premiums Could Limit Dental Care Access

by CBC News

Dental hygienists raised concerns that adding the PST to health insurance premiums will reduce access to dental care in Saskatchewan at a meeting with MLAs in Regina on Monday. The Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association organized the meeting to enlighten MLAs on

March 24, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Canadian Budget’s Health Care Funding Good News for Dentistry

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) supports the federal government’s enhanced investments in the Territorial Health Investment Fund, as outlined in Budget 2017. This funding will improve access to health services in the territories—including children’s oral health services—and will reduce

March 22, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Good Dental Hygiene and Nutritious Diet are Directly Linked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health. Dental hygienists see first-hand how poor diet and nutrition can affect a person’s oral and overall health.  Foods

March 21, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNews

P.E.I. Dental Hygienists Offering Free Teeth-Cleaning

by CBC News

Some dental hygienists on P.E.I. will offer a free teeth-cleaning clinic on April 8. The one-day clinic is for those who can’t afford the approximately $120 needed to get their teeth cleaned. The Holland College Dental Assisting program in Charlottetown is offering