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‘Lord-orhea’: The mysterious disease afflicting dental practice teams

You’ve never heard of this “disease,” but we’re certain you know it well. Do you have team members that seem to love exercising power over others in the form of...

Using teledentistry software in alternative settings: MouthWatch TeleDent

Dental hygiene tends to attract “type-A” people with a strong desire to help others. Some of these hygienists choose to practice in alternative settings, but working with a remotely...

Boge to describe ‘qualities’ of dental hygiene educators at RDH Evolution

Emily Boge, RDH, explains the differences in skill sets between clinical dental hygienists and dental hygiene educators, in preparation for RDH Evolution seminar.

Difficult conversations: When medical conditions threaten dental hygiene production, patients can be thankful

Susan Quan, RDH, understand the pressure of dental hygiene production. But she also knows poor health can intervene with appointments, and patients appreciate the fact that more than teeth are...

Difficult conversations: When medical conditions threaten dental hygiene production, patients will be thankful

Susan Quan, RDH, understand the pressure of dental hygiene production. But she also knows poor health can intervene with appointments, and patients appreciate the fact that more than teeth are...

Auger answers question about her upcoming RDH Evolution program

Amber Auger, RDH, discusses her program at the upcoming RDH Evolution conference and also writes a short article about the frustrations in evolving a dental hygiene career.  

‘Disgusting, frustrating, upsetting’: When dental hygiene in a nursing home doesn’t go as planned

Amy Ericks, RDH, BSDH, explores her frustrations with her new dental hygiene program in a nursing home facility. She is “devastated” after seeing intraoral pictures of a patients who...

Working while pregnant: A guide for dental hygienists

The pregnant body accelerates through a biological, physiological, and chemical metamorphosis that brakes for no one. Hygiene school may have covered “how to treat a pregnant...

Dental professional update: Blood pressure guidelines changed

Claire Jeong, RDH, explains what updated definitions for blood pressure readings mean for dental professionals.