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Humor, Patient Care, Career, Just for Fun

Increase Hygiene Production in the Dental Office
By Young Dental on November 15, 2023

Hygienists accomplish vast patient care in their allotted appointment time, but sometimes we struggle with reaching productivity goals. When one-on-one with a patient, we're not always...

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How-To, Patient Care, Tips and Tricks

Improving Treatment Plan Compliancy with Dental Patients
By Young Dental on November 15, 2023

What if every "yes" saved a patient's tooth? Creating a treatment plan that resonates with your patients that will yield a "yes" indeed relies on knowing the "why?" Every resonating...

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Humor, Patient Care, Career, Just for Fun

The 6 Types of Patients You'll Encounter During Your Career
By Young Dental on August 14, 2023

They don't tell you in hygiene school that you're also going to be a psychologist, a travel agent, a teacher, or a referee. As rewarding as a career in dental hygiene may be, a day of work...

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Patient Care, Orthodontics

5 Best Products for Braces
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on April 25, 2022

When it comes to patients taking care of their teeth, one of the biggest hurdles is flossing! Whether it’s a child or adult, this tends to be an area where hygiene falters. Now add braces...

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Patient Care, Clinical Education

Side Effect Support, supporting patients through cancer and beyond
By Jill Meyer Lippert on March 31, 2022

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in every 2 women and 1 in 3 men in the US will develop cancer within their lifetime. (1) In 2022 alone, there will be an estimated 1.9 million...

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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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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 would...

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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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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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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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