Modern Hygienist

Hygienist burnout? Ways to make sure you sizzle rather than fizzle
Hygienist burnout? Ways to make sure you sizzle rather than fizzleWhat kind of career can a dental hygienist evolve to as the future of dentistry continues to corporate with our medical community? Are you ready for limitless options?
What you need to know about oral rinses
What you need to know about oral rinsesFor a variety of reasons (including lack of motivation, dexterity and/or resources) many patients struggle with maintaining proper mechanical plaque removal regimens. To remedy these shortcomings, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that oral rinses be incorporated into daily oral hygiene practices.
Top 5 checklist for a dental hygienist to do before becoming disabled
Top 5 checklist for a dental hygienist to do before becoming disabledThe practice of dental hygiene wreaks havoc on the body. Although many ergonomic improvements for safely practicing clinical hygiene are available, most of us do not make it to retirement age working chairside, even part time. Do you have a plan, should you become disabled?
California Dental Hygienists’ Association attempting to terminate charter relationship with ADHA
California Dental Hygienists’ Association attempting to terminate charter relationship with ADHASome interesting news is coming out of California regarding the California Dental Hygienists’ Association terminating their charter relationship with the American Dental Hygienists’’ Association.
How a dental hygienist started her own non-profit organization
How a dental hygienist started her own non-profit organizationWhen I became a hygienist and started working in private practice, I was always taking every opportunity to do community outreach. This turned into a desire to start a non-profit organization.
More on how a Colorado hygienist opened her own clinic
More on how a Colorado hygienist opened her own clinicWhen we talked to Jankee Bhatt, RDH, BS, last fall, she had just opened her dental clinic in downtown Denver and was looking to grow her business. The savvy hygienist has done just that.
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitis
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitisFor all of the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no truly accurate codes that can be used for the treatment this patient needs. In 2017, that story will change. Yet, we must guard against misuse of this new code and not miss the disease present
Trends in hygiene care from 2008-2015
Trends in hygiene care from 2008-2015This article will focus on these care providers and the value they bring to the dental practice. Data includes hygienist gross revenue, net revenue compared to scheduled production and number of patients seen monthly. Trends are measured over the last eight years to give a comprehensive look at the hygienist’s role in the dental practice.
5 interesting questions dental hygienists have asked Kara RDH in March
5 interesting questions dental hygienists have asked Kara RDH in MarchAs a well-known and accomplished dental hygienist, Kara Vavrosky often gets asked for advice. Here, she shares five more interesting questions she's been asked recently, along with her answers.
Tips for dental hygienists to avoid burnout
Tips for dental hygienists to avoid burnoutIn a very frank and candid video interview below, Rachel Wall, the founder of Inspired Hygiene, talks to viewers about when she battled against burnout and gives her advice for how hygienists can avoid the trap.