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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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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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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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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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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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How to Build Your Brand (And Share It with the World)
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on August 5, 2019

Have you put serious thought into becoming a speaker, key opinion leader, writer or public health advocate in the dental hygiene community? Or are you looking to market your business? If...

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Conversation Starters for Patients Who Won't Open Up
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on August 2, 2019

We’ve all been there. A patient slumps down in your chair, head down in their phone. One-word answers to your questions. Eye contact? Forget it. When you mention they’re due for...

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Ergonomically Outfitting Your Op
By Jamie Collins, RDH on July 25, 2019

As a left-handed hygienist, finding an ergonomic operatory setup is about as easy as finding a unicorn.While dental ergonomics are improving for both righties and lefties, anywhere from ...

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How to Handle the Anxious Patient
By Allison Pipes, RDH, BSDH on June 21, 2019

We've all had that one patient. The patient who refuses radiographs. The patient who tells you fluoride is toxic and is used in atomic bombs (yes, I’ve actually heard that one). The...

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Tips for Nailing Your RDH Job Interview
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on June 17, 2019

You made it through some of the trickiest two years of your life: dental hygiene school. Congratulations! 🎉We know literally blood, sweat, and tears went into your degree, and you’ve...

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