Modern Hygienist

Kara Vavrosky joins Modern Hygienist as editorial director
Kara Vavrosky joins Modern Hygienist as editorial directorThe new relationship will help Modern Hygienist to reach a new audience while allowing Kara RDH to continually expand her presence and role as a hygiene thought leader.
5 ways to handle a challenging boss in the dental practice
5 ways to handle a challenging boss in the dental practicePolitically, it isn’t smart to “bash” the person in the dental practice who writes your paycheck but, let’s face it, we all know he or she exists … and can cause your day to be horrid.
Hu-Friedy introduces periodontal maintenance curettes in collaboration with Anna Pattison
Hu-Friedy introduces periodontal maintenance curettes in collaboration with Anna PattisonHu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of high quality dental instruments and products, announced the launch of its new periodontal maintenance curettes developed in partnership with Anna Pattison, renowned dental hygiene educator and practitioner.
ADA discussion highlights diabetes and its effects
ADA discussion highlights diabetes and its effectsAs November is set aside as National Diabetes Month, special attention was paid to its effects on dental patients and what dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants should know during a panel discussion at the recent American Dental Association Annual Session in Washington, D.C.
How a Colorado dental hygienist opened her own clinic
How a Colorado dental hygienist opened her own clinicAs the temperatures being to drop around the Rocky Mountains, I decided to pay a visit to another Colorado hygienist recently and talk to her about her own clinic and starting her own business as well.
DENTSPLY innovates with new Cavitron Touch™ ultrasonic scaling system
DENTSPLY innovates with new Cavitron Touch™ ultrasonic scaling systemThe Cavitron Touch™ ultrasonic scaling system combines touchscreen technology and the new fully rotating, detachable Steri-Mate® 360° handpiece
Stories of survivors: 5 must-read reasons why oral cancer detection is critical
Stories of survivors: 5 must-read reasons why oral cancer detection is criticalWhen will we get it right? When will dentistry be more proactive in the screening and diagnosis of oral cancer? When will we remember that dysplastic tissues quite often become cancerous? When will we see oral cancer walks in all 50 states to raise awareness? If not now, when?
Dental hygienists: I want a raise!
Dental hygienists: I want a raise!The tough economic times have affected all of us in some way, and for many this effect has come in the way of no pay increase in recent years. As news of a recovery and the “new economy” cross the news media, dental hygienists wonder where their recovery is.
CODA standards provide uniformity, legitimacy to dental therapy
CODA standards provide uniformity, legitimacy to dental therapyPeople who don’t have access to dental professionals – or can’t afford to see one – are going to have better opportunities now, thanks to national guidelines that will introduce a new type of dental professional.
A tragic story of misdiagnosis and inappropriate care
A tragic story of misdiagnosis and inappropriate careHe’s a 30-something professional with impeccable home care, routine professional dental care and seemingly excellent overall health. So how did this happen?