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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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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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How-To, Patient Care, Career

How To Survive The Day From Hell
By Melissa van der Werf, RDH, BS on October 3, 2018

You don’t have to be in the dental field for long before you have one of those days where every patient needs more than just a little TLC. That’s the nice way of saying that every...

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