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October 13, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

‘It’s Never Too Late’: Salinas Dental Hygienist Spent 11 Years as Farmworker

by David Rodriguez, Salinas Californian

Working in the fields takes a physical toll on a person. Long hours and harsh working conditions is the price paid by farmworkers to ensure that grocery stores are stocked and families have food on the table. Martina Hernandez Garcia watched her

September 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Will Not Be Asking for Proof of Vaccination

by CTV News

An orthodontist in Timmins and past president of the Ontario Dental Association says dental care is considered health care, which means dentists will treat anyone in the province regardless of vaccination status. “We also recognize, you know, groups of people

September 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Largest Worldwide Consumer Oral Health Awareness Survey Reveals the Best Toothbrushers, Worst Habits and Most Smile Satisfaction

by Sunstar

A new worldwide consumer oral health awareness survey across 15 countries has revealed an amazing snapshot of oral health, habits, concerns and desires across the globe. In the largest survey of its kind totalling 15,000 respondents, findings range from the

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthOverall HealthSleep disorders

Assessing Tethered Oral Tissues and Understanding Their Role in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Kari Slade RDH

The world of healthcare is ever evolving, and as science continues to discover the intricate network of systemic health, the focus becomes more holistic or whole body focused. Connective tissues or fascia have been a long-overlooked system of the body

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
August 27, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 7)

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.

August 23, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

SNIWWOC is Launching a Free Mobile Dental Hygiene Clinic for Low-Income BIPOC Women and Their Children

by Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour

The Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour (SNIWWOC), in collaboration with Khalsa Aid Canada and Wheely Clean, is breaking down financial barriers to oral healthcare. Always focussed on holistic healthcare program delivery for racialized women, SNIWWOC strives

August 11, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A Tale of Two Cities Finds That Community Water Fluoridation Prevents Caries

by ADA

The prevalence of caries in the primary dentition of children was significantly higher in Calgary, Canada, without fluoridated water, than in Edmonton, where the water is still fluoridated, according to a study published by the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Calgary and

August 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Sask. Professor Looks at Spit to Evaluate Canadians’ Oral Health

by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Dr. Walter Siqueira knows your spit says a lot about you. The University of Saskatchewan dental professor will help analyze spit samples from thousands of Canadians as part of a massive survey he hopes will lead to new understandings on the

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July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Guidance for Those Beginning Independent Dental Hygiene: Your Journey Starts Now

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

Knowing what I know now, if I could travel back in time and talk to my former professional self—oh, the things I would tell her. With 16 years of experience as an RDH, it’s now been 5 years since I

July 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Enhancing Care for The Most Important Patient—Yourself!

by Jennifer Hawley

The conditions created for the healthcare industry in 2020 have created substantial pressures for professionals within the industry—dental hygienists and other dental professionals included. A 2021 journal published in the BMC Journal of Systematic Reviews found that, globally, there is huge

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
July 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 6)

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.

July 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked

by CDHA

From an impressive field of 778 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its fourth annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition. This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 21

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Strained as COVID Eases and Patients Return

by Los Angeles Times

Dental hygienist Jeannette Diaz’s patients sometimes cry. Lately, she’s been crying with them. It’s not just because so many people refrained from getting dental work during much of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving her to scrape off more than a year’s

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Offers Treatments in Gardens Amid COVID Backlog

by Marie Claire Dorking, yahoo!news

A dental hygienist has been doing treatments in gardens amid a backlog of demand for her services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fiona Perry, 56, from Comrie Perthshire, has been cycling between clients homes with her equipment on a cargo

Dental Hygiene Career
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Dental Hygiene Career… In the Middle of a Pandemic

by Alana Munro, RDH

So that’s it! Board exams are done and passed, the stress of studying endlessly for weeks at a time is behind you, and you can finally celebrate the joys of being an educated professional. Any new career can cause a

Temporary Dental Hygienist
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Ideal Etiquette as a Temporary Dental Hygienist: What You Should Know

by Dr. Leana Lundt, JVR Dental

Temporary dental hygienists are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only are dental offices needing more for those at home in quarantine, but a variety of hygienists are also finding the flexibility of temporary jobs appealing. These temps include dental hygienists

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
June 25, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 5)

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. Please feel free to send in your questions! Q: Do

June 23, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Indigenous Services Canada Working with First Nations to Improve Dental Services

by Gary Rinne, Tbnewswatch

The federal government is speaking out for the first time about allegations it has failed to provide adequate dental services to First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) issued a statement Monday evening in response to charges last

June 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentistry, Engineering Researchers Explore COVID-19 Spread and Safety in Dental Offices

by University of Minnesota

A collaborative effort between University of Minnesota researchers and clinicians made a real-life, immediate impact on patient care and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Without this expertise, I don’t believe our clinics would have opened up as soon as they