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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, Career

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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How-To, Career

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, Career

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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Lifestyle, How-To

Meal Planning Tips for Dental Hygienists

As a dental hygienist, balancing a busy personal life with strenuous work demands can easily result in making poor eating decisions. My work schedule is non-traditional and...

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How to Get Fluoride Varnish Out of Scrubs
By Young Dental on May 28, 2019

Fluoride varnish: the notoriously sticky substance that's probably ruined a pair or two of your scrubs 😡 How on earth do you get varnish stains out? We put several popular treatments to...

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Managing the Gagger: How I Overcame Throw-Up
By Margaret L. Conrad, RDH, BS on April 15, 2019

My first “gagger” was my clinic partner in dental hygiene school. You couldn’t even get a mouth mirror in without her gagging and becoming nervous. The first time I performed an exam on...

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7 RDH-Friendly Tips to Survive a Dental Trade Show
By Darby Dental Supply on February 13, 2019

The 2019 Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting is quickly approaching, and Young Innovations and Darby Dental Supply want you to get the most out of your time. Here are some tips and tricks...

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