Modern Hygienist

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?
Straight from Twitter, August's 20 best tweets about dental hygienists
Straight from Twitter, August's 20 best tweets about dental hygienistsRead on to see what 20 dental patients said about their visit with their hygienist … and see if any of these patients might be yours. Then check out the best dental-related tweets we found in June and also the ones that we found in July.
I'm a dental hygienist, not a therapist (or social worker … or saleswoman … or psychiatrist … or detective)
I'm a dental hygienist, not a therapist (or social worker … or saleswoman … or psychiatrist … or detective)The author would like to see all dental hygienists, in every capacity in which they work remember that their responsibility is primary to prevent oral disease and that we have very clear evidence as to how best to do that. The first step to writing such a thing is to do a thorough review of the literature (articles written by experts) and get as much good, solid information from good, solid researchers who have devoted themselves to getting to the bottom of things.
Dental hygienists, here are 3 ways to know you are overpaid
Dental hygienists, here are 3 ways to know you are overpaidOne of the big mysteries of dental hygiene practice is how some hygienists are highly paid and some are not. Even people from the same class with the same grades have a per-hour discrepancy that defies logic.
Straight from Twitter, July's 20 best tweets about dental hygienistsRead on to see what 20 dental patients said about their visit with their hygienist … and see if any of these patients might be yours. Then check out the best dental-related tweets we found in June.