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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

March 20, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is April 8-14

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

March 6, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

World Oral Health Day is March 20

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, oral health professionals around the world will celebrate World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.com), a global awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of oral disease and the importance of preventive care for maintaining good oral and overall health

February 21, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Show Support for Canada’s Heart Month

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental Office

Wipe Away Your Worries: How to Choose the Right Wipe

by Barbara Albom, RDH

Regardless of where your office is located or what type of practice you work in, a common factor is Infection Control. Everyone needs a surface disinfectant to keep the workplace clean and safe. Not all surface disinfectants are created equally.

Steam Sterilization
February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Editorial: Doctor, Doctor… Teach Me, Teach Me

by Catherine Wilson

US-based The Pew Research Group has a special unit following oral healthcare. Recently, it released a blog on three issues facing Americans (yes, it translates to us) oral healthcare: affordability, affordability, affordability. Dental care is one of the most unmet

January 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Hygienists Urge Patients to Quit During National Non-Smoking Week

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases.  During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use

December 8, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Should Be Essential Primary Care Providers, Says ADHA

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased that Health Affairs recognizes the enormous impact oral health has on the overall public health system in the U.S. by devoting an entire issue to the subject. ADHA has long advocated evidence-based

PANDAS
November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

PANDAS: A Story of Molecular Mimicry

by Anne Bosy, M.Sc, M.Ed, RRDH

Background PANDAS is an acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections. This is a condition that affects a small group of children resulting in a sudden and abrupt onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms. In the

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Get Fit, Get Smarter!

by Dr. Uche Odiatu DMD

Your three-pound brain is the CEO of your whole body’s operation. It’s the playmaker, manager and overseer. It keeps 2000 gallons of blood surging through your heart each day and throughout 63,000 miles of blood vessels. It has you place

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDiseaseOral Health

Diagnosing Bulimia

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

In the September 2016 issue of this journal, I shared information about how the dental professional can help patients with their general and oral health through the diagnosis of acid reflux, a condition that affects up to 50% of the

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric DentistrySleep apnea

Managing Sleep Apnea for the Pediatric Patient

by Susan Woodley, RDH and Lee Somerville, RDH, MS

Have you ever experienced listening to a grandparent, a parent or a spouse snoring so loud you couldn’t sleep? No matter how hard you tried to ignore it, that’s all you could focus on. Then suddenly, sweet silence! You breathe

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialOral Health

Crystal-Balling the Future of Oral Health

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes a marriage of powerful forces to produce something meaningful and that is the case with the recently-released custom collaboration between Colgate and Scientific American Custom Media. “The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, Advances

November 4, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Essential Role of Hygienists, Says ADHA

by Oral Health

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has released a new white paper that underscores the ability of the dental hygienist to perform dental hygiene diagnosis as part of the oral care team working to ensure that every patient is evaluated

October 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental OfficeNews

Join Hu-Friedy in Honouring Dental Hygienists and ‘Show Us Your Purple’

by Oral Health

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, will honor dental hygienists across the country by wearing purple (the official color of dental hygiene) on October 19, 2016, the fourth annual #ShowUsYourPurple Day. Hu-Friedy created this