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Preventive Care, Continuing Education

Course Notes: Best Clinical Choices for Slow-Speed Handpieces and Pastes
By Young Dental on June 11, 2021

Each week, Young Innovations hosts a free CE course for dental hygienists, covering a variety of topics taught by clinicians from all walks of the profession. Whether you missed the live...

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Patient Care, Pediatrics

No Scary Visits: Tips on Connecting with Younger Patients
By Margaret L. Conrad, RDH, BS on May 25, 2021

Do you remember your first few dental visits as a child? I do. Vividly. They were painful and I couldn’t wait to get out of the chair. Once, I even bit down on the drill thinking it...

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Advice

How to Stick Up for Yourself: A Guide for People-Pleasing Hygienists
By Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH on May 20, 2021

We teach people how to treat us, whether we mean to or not. Many of us in the healthcare industry love helping others and making a difference. Oftentimes we will allow our desire to...

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Patient Care, Orthodontics

The Orthodontic Patient: Simple Tips to Get You Through
By Jamie Collins, RDH on May 11, 2021

Ah, the dreaded orthodontic patient. Hardware galore, severe gingivitis and enough leftover food impacted around the brackets to sustain the patient for a week. Nothing is easy and the...

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Career

Have You Ever Considered Being a Dental Hygiene Temp?
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on May 4, 2021

According to the United States Department of Labor, there were 207,900 dental hygiene jobs in 2016. Also in 2016, almost all dental hygienists worked in dental offices, and more than...

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How-To, Patient Care, Preventive Care

Fluoride Varnish Acceptance: How to Get Patients from 'No' to 'Yes'
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on April 30, 2021

As dental hygienists, many of us have had countless conversations with patients about in-office fluoride treatment recommendations. Usually the conversation goes something like this:...

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Career, Continuing Education

Course Notes: Combatting Professional Burnout in Dental Hygiene
By Young Dental on April 19, 2021

Each week, Young Innovations hosts a free CE course for dental hygienists, covering a variety of topics taught by clinicians from all walks of the profession. Whether you missed the live...

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Patient Care, Continuing Education

Course Notes: Xylitol, the 'Sugar' that Packs a Punch
By Young Dental on April 12, 2021

Each week, Young Innovations hosts a free CE course for dental hygienists, covering a variety of topics taught by clinicians from all walks of the profession. Whether you missed the live...

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How-To, Infection Control

How to Clean and Disinfect a Cordless Hygiene Handpiece
By Sherri Ledbetter on April 2, 2021

Minimizing the risk of infection is critical to proper dental care. Even with a barrier sleeve, your dental handpiece can become contaminated with oral flora and debris. Now, more than...

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Patient Care

Diabetes and Your Mouth
By Jamie Collins, RDH on March 26, 2021

Diabetes and oral care: the merry-go-round that never ends, and one that many patients don’t understand. How many times have we seen patients with a disconnect between oral and systemic...

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