Modern Hygienist

5 fascinating questions dental hygienists asked Kara RDH in August
5 fascinating questions dental hygienists asked Kara RDH in AugustAs the founder of dentalhygieneanswers.com, Kara Vavrosky has heard a lot of questions this month. Here is the latest installment of some of the ones that stuck out the most to her.
5 interesting questions hygienists asked Kara RDH in July
5 interesting questions hygienists asked Kara RDH in JulyAs the founder of dentalhygieneanswers.com, Kara Vavrosky has heard a lot of questions this month. Here are some more of the ones that stuck out the most to her.
Is the Associated Press right? Response to the AP regarding the benefits of flossing
Is the Associated Press right? Response to the AP regarding the benefits of flossingThe Associated Press (AP) came out with a report earlier this week stating there are no proven benefits to flossing. Working in dentistry, we know how important cleaning in interproximally is, not only for oral health but for overall health.
5 infection control mistakes you may be making and not even realize
5 infection control mistakes you may be making and not even realizeAs hygienists, infection control and the safety of our patients is a top priority. But are you and your office up to date on infection control protocols and required infection control training? Here are five infection control mistakes you might be making and not even realize.
Why dental hygienists should not treat patients with active herpetic lesions
Why dental hygienists should not treat patients with active herpetic lesionsYou walk out to the reception area to greet your next patient for their prophy. Due to your attention to detail, as the patient approaches, you notice an active herpes simplex lesion on their lip (herpes labialis). Should you treat this patient?
5 fascinating questions hygienists asked Kara RDH in June
5 fascinating questions hygienists asked Kara RDH in JuneKara Vavrosky shares five more interesting questions she's been asked by hygienists recently, along with her answers.
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.