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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 half...

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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

Guide: 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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Clinical Education

The Unconventional Dental Hygienist: Taking the Reins Back
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on March 23, 2021

Young Innovations’ Clinical Education program encourages hygienists to expand their roles by creating unique and timely CE courses to present to other dental professionals. We’re working...

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Patient Care

Starting Them Early: Dental Hygiene Tips for Parents
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on March 18, 2021

Dental hygiene is very important to your child’s overall health, and a good dental routine is key to starting dental habits that will last a lifetime. As parents, setting a good example for...

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Patient Care

5 Common Behaviors of Anxious Patients
By Karen Willman, RDH on March 9, 2021

We’ve all been there, trapped in the operatory with someone who wants nothing more than to not be in the chair.For us, it’s frustrating, tiring and demoralizing all at once. It can feel...

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Career

Expanding Your Career Outside the Op
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on March 4, 2021

In 2019, there were 215,150 dental hygienists in the U.S., with 7,300 students graduating annually from dental hygiene school. To say we are a growing profession would be an understatement....

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