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How to address CNN article: ‘Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says’

Amber Auger, RDH, responds to CNN article about fluoride exposure being linked to lower IQ.

Alternative practice settings: Road blocks and detours

Amy Ericks, RDH, describes some of the detours she has had to take in her journey to establish an alternative practice.

The RDH and DA: Why we still like these dental professions (and dislike them too)

These two experienced dental hygiene and dental assisting editors recently challenged each other to list three things they like about the professions they cover, as well as three things they...

How to take patients and your CE ‘back to school’

This time of year is a great opportunity to take advantage of special product promotions and patient outreach opportunities, and to get your CE organized by the holidays. Here are some helpful...

Periodontal disease case study: How trust overcame a dental phobia and transformed a life

A patient came to RDH Jamie Collin’s chair with cracked bridge spanning from Nos. 6–11 and a history of drug addiction—and little dental care due to life circumstances and...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Lid on or off the ultrasonic cleaner while running?

This dental team member is about to lose her mind trying to get her new coworker to close the lid when running the ultrasonic cleaner. She needs some hard facts to convince the person to close it....

Special Smiles program at Special Olympics screens athletes for oral cancer

Volunteers at the 2017 Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games used the OralID device to screen for oral cancer in athletes.

How the DACA repeal is affecting dental hygienists [news roundup]

The White House decision this week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) promptly notified undocumented health-care workers that their futures may be on hold.

Helping the environment: Reduce the ‘plastic’ footprint in your dental office

Kay Sitterson, RDH, advises dental professionals to closely monitor environment waste created by single-use plastic items in the dental office setting.   

Booth Buzz: When podcasting and a conference collide to provide information about dental products

Michelle Strange, RDH, explains how Booth Buzz podcasts updates audience members about dental products introduced at dental conferences.