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Horoscope

Dental Hygiene Horoscopes - August 2021
By Madame Fulcrum on July 29, 2021

THE ZODIAC FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS Welcome to the dazzling world of Madame Fulcrum. She’ll interpret your dental hygiene stars and provide uncannily accurate celestial advice based on...

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Patient Care

Oral Hygiene Home Remedies (That Actually Work)
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on July 28, 2021

We know the secret to dental care lies with the basics: Brushing teeth twice daily, flossing and regular dental visits. While there has always been an interest in natural home remedies...

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Ergonomics

How to Practice Safer Dentistry: 5 Tips From an Ergonomics Coach
By Stephanie Botts, RDH on July 22, 2021

Adopting an ergonomic mindset is crucial in practicing dentistry. It allows us to respect and honor our body’s unique capabilities and limitations by adjusting our work environment to...

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Career

Where Can Your Dental Hygiene Experience Take You?
By Jamie Collins, RDH on July 15, 2021

Dental hygiene is a profession many of us fell in love with. As careers grow and change, it’s not uncommon to want to map out a different path for yourself. It can take many forms, such...

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How-To

School Is In: Choosing a Dental Hygiene Program

You’ve done your research. You weighed the pros against the cons. You’ve imagined what your future life will be like. And you made the commitment to become a dental hygienist.You may...

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Preventive Care, Continuing Education

Course Notes: The Battle Against Biofilm
By Young Dental on June 30, 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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Ergonomics

The Ergonomics of Hygiene Operatory Design
By Karen Willman, RDH on June 21, 2021

This operatory isn’t fit for hygiene! How many of you have uttered these words? I know I have numerous times. For the past few years I have been working full-time as a dental hygiene...

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How-To

Guide: How to Clean and Sterilize a Corded Dental Hygiene Handpiece
By Sherri Ledbetter on June 15, 2021

No dental professional wants to interrupt a procedure because a handpiece fails to do its job. That’s why it's important to regularly clean and sterilize corded handpieces. Correct...

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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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Preventive Care, Orthodontics

Braces and Prophy Angles: Which are Best?
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on June 3, 2021

Tween and teen patients can be the highlight of my day. But that changes when they smile and reveal plaque-caked orthodontic wires and brackets. The inflamed gingiva from the host...

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