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Is Retipping An Option?

This information is from the article To Retip or Not to Retip Dental Instruments by Mary Kaye Scaramucci, RDH, MS. To read the article, click here.

Combatting Social Isolation

Dental hygienists are uniquely positioned to identify older adults who are socially isolated or lonely during patient care appointments. Dental hygiene’s core value of beneficence allows clinicians to assess for signs of isolation and…

Effectiveness of Charcoal in Teeth Whitening

Whether activated charcoal can whiten teeth requires an understanding of the difference between the terms “whitening” and “bleaching,” as well as awareness of the current research and the position of the American Dental Association (ADA) on…

Caring for Patients With Bleeding Disorders

A bleeding disorder is a condition in which the normal blood clotting process is interrupted due to a deficiency or defect of one or more of the clotting factors necessary to form a blood clot. A deficiency/defect of one or more clotting…

Treating Black Hairy Tongue

This information is from the article Can You Discuss Treatment for Black Hairy Tongue Besides Scraping? By Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH. To read the article, click here.

Assessing Risk of Heart Disease

This information is from the article Pharmacotherapy in Patients With Heart Disease By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH. To read the article, click here.

Tips for Treating Patients With Alzheimer Disease

Alzheimer disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes cognition impairment and memory loss, affecting activities of daily living. In the United States, an estimated 4.5 million people have AD and this figure is…

Tips for Instrument Sharpening

This information is from the article Strategies for Effective Instrument Sharpening by Mary Kaye Scaramucci, RDH, MS. To read the article, click here.

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