Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.
Browsing Category

Quiz

Treating Transgender Patients

Transgender individuals identify their gender, expression, and behavior differently than their biological sex established at birth. An estimated 1.4 million Americans identified as transgender in 2014 according to the Williams Institute at…

Making a Difference in the Opioid Crisis

This information is from the article Addressing the Opioid Crisis by Heather B. Allen, RDH, BSDH, MSHCM, Tricia S. Barker, RDH, BSDH, MEd and Tina Patel Gunaldo, PhD, DPT, MHS. To read the article, click here.

Improving Care With Teledentistry

Teledentistry is the delivery of dental services through interactive audio, video, or other electronic media for the purpose of diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and/or transfer of dental information to enhance care and education…

Ease Pain With Acupuncture

In healthcare and, more specifically, the dental field, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most critical occupational health concerns affecting clinicians. The prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain among dental hygienists…

The Caries Problem Among Older Adults

The most recent United States census estimates the number of adults age 65 and older is expected to reach 98 million, or 24% of the overall population, by 2060. This demographic change will impact the delivery of both medical and dental…

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…

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…

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…

Controlling Plaque Biofilm

Oral healthcare is focused on preventing and treating oral diseases. Periodontal diseases and caries, while largely preventable, are pervasive. In most cases, they can be prevented by controlling plaque biofilm via toothbrushing,…

Benefits of Furthering Your Education

Although dental hygiene is a young profession comparatively speaking, the number of dental hygienists has grown significantly in recent years in correlation with the increase in the number of dental hygiene schools. The United States Bureau…

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy