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Patient Care, Career

Cultural Competence Matters, Especially in the Op
By Lea D’Angelo, RDH on November 26, 2019

If you’re a hygienist, I don’t need to tell you this, but I will anyway: over the course of six months, you probably see lots and lots of patients. Lots. In fact, if you see an average...

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How-To, Patient Care, Advice

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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Patient Care

Fluoride Varnish vs. MI Paste: When to Know Which is Best for Your Patient
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on June 24, 2019

With so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming for patients and providers to know which product is best for them. Often, providers will start with the least-invasive product...

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Patient Care

Arthritis and Oral Health Care: What You Need to Know
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on April 24, 2019

Patients with arthritis face a number of challenges when it comes to oral hygiene, including dry mouth and limited mobility. Here’s some guidance on how to help your patients manage the...

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Patient Care

Opening pouches in front of the patient? I’m torn.
By Teeth Talk Girl on March 18, 2019

I was taught in dental hygiene school to keep dental instruments in their sterilization pouches until the patient is in the room. This way, the patient can watch me open the pouch and...

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