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

The Bottom Line on Toothbrushes

...Understanding the requirements for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance and how companies fund their research may alleviate some confusion. First and foremost, dental hygienists must know what...

Quelling the Anxiety

...the medication(s)? Are you taking any herbal supplements? Common anxiety disorders include phobias, panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders (Table 1). The most…

A Problem Solving Approach

...most often appear in the upper extremities. The most pervasive manifestation is related to either nerve compression or musculotendinous (tendon) overuse. Nerve symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, and burning in...

The Bariatric Treatment Team

...chewing is required in order to reduce nausea, vomiting, bloating, and blockage of the stoma.2 If the patient’s oral health is compromised due to untreated dental caries, periodontal disease causing...

Fluoride’s Balancing Act

...an additive. Evian Natural Spring water has .08 mg/L. Gerber Spring Water with fluoride has .71 mg/L. However, United Valley Bell Valley Pure Drinking water has 1.00 mg/L and Tyler...

Complications in Local Anesthesia

...to complications following the injection. Paresthesia is an unfortunate yet sometimes unavoidable complication associated with local anesthesia administration. As a result, paresthesia is a common cause of legal actions against...

Expanding the Utility of Xylitol

...for obtaining long-term caries prevention. J Dent Res. 1999;78:797-803. Rekola M. Comparative effects of xylitol- and sucrose-sweetened chew tablets and chewing gums on plaque quantity. Scand J Dent Res. 1981;89:393-399....

Protecting Your Health

...should be done 1-2 months after the completion of the three dose series. People who do not develop an adequate antibody response should complete a second three dose series or...

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