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April 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPractice Management

How You as a Hygienist Can Improve the Patient Experience

by Dr. Christopher Young, Young Family Dental

Dental hygienists are a key part in ensuring that patients are satisfied with their visit at the dental practice. As a hygienist, you not only assist your patients with their oral hygiene, you also are responsible for helping educate them

April 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Mindfulness and Self-Care: Be Present While You Care for Others

by Lizelle Tucci RDH, MHS

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is an awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.1 Research has revealed that mindfulness has helped nurses reduce stress levels, increase relaxation, and a practice of self-care.2Advertisement A practice of

April 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Classification (Part 3)

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

April 19, 2021 News BlogsOral HealthPractice managementSocial media

Online Trends That Are Damaging to Oral Health

by Beau Peters

Trends are a familiar part of life and most are typically harmless. However, with the rise of social media apps such as TikTok and Twitter, there has also been a concerning rise in dangerous behaviors. While some trends are a

April 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

N.L. Dentists Aren’t Vaccinated Yet, and They Aren’t Happy About It

by CBC

Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador are unvaccinated and unhappy about it, saying they’ve been making their case to the provincial government to be prioritized for immunization, but haven’t made any headway. Every day, dentists work inside people’s mouths, as aerosols

April 16, 2021 News BlogsDentistry

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

by Ljubica Durlovska, BA, LLB, CDPM

With vaccination rollouts now going strong and workers in the dental field being prioritized for vaccines, we are getting daily calls from dentists asking, “Should I make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for my staff?” My lawyer answer is, “it depends”. But

April 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Colgate-Palmolive Files Trio of Patents on ‘Antibacterial’ CBD Oral Care Blends

by Kacey Culliney, Cosmetics Design-Europe

Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has developed three active oral care formulas that integrate a cannabinoid, namely cannabidiol (CBD), for antibacterial efficacy and anti-inflammatory action. To view the full article, please click here. See more of the latest dentistry news here!

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Causing More Dental Issues, Including ‘Mask Mouth’: U of A Study

by CTV News

Broken and fractured teeth issues are on the rise, according to a recent release from the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic. “It’s a very stressful time, and we are grinding and clenching our teeth in our

Sleep Apnea
March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Sleep Apnea: a NOT-so-Silent Killer

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH President of rdhu

What dental hygienists need to know to help save lives Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by upper airway collapse during sleep. OSA is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders and is potentially fatal, affecting approximately 4-9%

February 15, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial media

Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok Trends to Grow your Practice in 2021

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The year is still fresh, and there are ripe social media opportunities for the picking. Some of those opportunities are disguised as “trends.” By understanding of-the-moment consumer preferences and demands among top platforms – Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok – you

eco-friendly
January 27, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Eco-ing Our Way to a Greener Dental Future

by Dr. Sonal Bhoot, DMD

The eco-friendly dental practice is an important consideration that every dentist can make when it comes to protecting our environment. With an increasing trend in global warming, the dental office also plays a role in the destruction of nature. By

December 30, 2020 News BlogsPatient ManagementPractice management

Make Regular Appts and Dental Emergencies Work Together

by Amanda Duffy, Rockwest Dental

A well-organized appointment system is a cornerstone of successful scheduling, but even the best-laid plans can turn to chaos with an unexpected occurrence, such as a dental emergency. How to manage your regular appointments and dental emergencies efficiently is key

dental phobias
December 28, 2020 News Blogs

Treating Patients with Dental Phobias

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

So many suffer from dental phobias and the anxiety they suffer with can be a huge barrier to care. Some may go years without seeing a dental hygienist or a dentist. As a dental hygienist, I have seen how dental