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4 Ways to Squeeze in OHE During a Busy Day
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on November 4, 2019

When a hygiene day gets busy and time gets short, some things have to give … and usually the first thing to go is oral hygiene education, or OHE.But, in reality, OHE is one of the most...

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Lifestyle

How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Halloween Candy? [Infographic]
By Young Dental on October 24, 2019

Wait, that fun-size candy bar has how much sugar? Celebrating Halloween with a list of candy bar sugar contents is no fun ... unless you're a dental hygienist! To give you some context,...

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How-To, Advice

Simple Tips for a Smooth Hygiene Appointment
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on October 18, 2019

We’ve all had tricky days in the dental office. Looking for simple tricks to help your day go a bit better and keep your schedule on track (well, at least as much as you can)? Here are a...

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Humor

Weird Things You Use Your Scalers For
By Dental Hygiene Nation on October 14, 2019

We know that title totally gave you a smug-smile, dental babe, because we’re ALL guilty of it. Yep, maybe not the ones we use on our patients, but those scalers we keep at home for our...

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How-To

The Top 3 Most Confusing Perio Codes
By Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS on October 9, 2019

What are your top three most confusing perio codes? What’s the code for lasers and air-polishing? Is D0180 for perio charting? Are we required to use D4346? If a patient has localized...

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Horoscope

October Hygiene Horoscopes
By Madame Fulcrum on October 1, 2019

Welcome to the dazzling world of Madame Fulcrum. She’ll interpret your dental hygiene stars each month and provide uncannily accurate celestial advice based on your sun sign.

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How-To

Fluoride Varnish: A Post-Care Guide to Eating and Drinking
By Young Dental on September 23, 2019

You’ve probably heard this question after a fluoride varnish application: How long do I have to wait before I can eat and drink? Well, that depends. If patients want to make the most of...

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How-To

Is It Perio or Preventive? Clearing up the Codes
By Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS on September 20, 2019

When it comes to codes, the lines between perio and preventive have been fuzzy. With the addition of the D4346 code, the fuzzy didn’t clear up much. But clear boundaries do exist. Codes...

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Spotified with Tooth Tribe
By Tooth Tribe on September 9, 2019

Hold the pumpkin spice ... we're not ready to let go of summer just yet! We've collaborated with Tooth Tribe to keep the summer vibes going with this fresh Beachin' Playlist!

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Lifestyle, Career

10 Qualities of a Great Hygienist
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on September 4, 2019

The personalities and characteristics of dental hygienists can vary greatly, but successful practitioners share some common traits. Here are 10 qualities that help make a great dental...

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