Table of Contents

Registered Dental Hygienist

Volume 34, Issue 7
  • Features

    • Smiles for Veterans

      Have you ever been so moved by an injustice that you could not stand by and not get involved? In September 2012, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the "Stand Down for Veterans" in Seattle.

    • Who will be teaching? The future of dental hygiene education threatened as a shortage looms

      The profession of dental hygiene experienced 20 years of growth during the 1960s and 1970s. During that period of time, an adequate number of hygienists entered dental hygiene education ...

    • Breaking the patterns that lead to burnout

      Most of us have days when we drag ourselves out of bed, put a plastic smile on, and head off to work, where we are overworked, underappreciated, and taken for granted.

    • Dentinal hypersensitivity

      Patients who experience sensitivity are a frustrating lot. By definition, dentinal hypersensitivity is classified as a painful response to a variety of stimuli ...

    • Coding for TMD

      Significant changes to the way dentistry is being practiced have recently been set in motion by two influential factors — science and evidence-based decision-making.

    • Toothpaste app?

      Applications for dentifrice are for caries prevention and a whole lot more.

  • Columns

    • Triclosan: Is it safe?

      The title of this column conjures up an image of the movie "The Marathon Man." Sir Laurence Olivier is torturing Dustin Hoffman by drilling into his teeth while asking, "Is it safe?"

    • The red twizzler revisited

      By the time you read this, it will be in the blaze of summer, so methinks you need a cool story like the one that follows.

    • Incubating for ideas

      How you ever found yourself at the end of a periodontal appointment and realize that you have been on autopilot? The scaling, polishing, and flossing were completed.

    • Seeing the bigger view

      Only a handful of dentists used loupes decades ago. At the time, it was even more rare for a dental hygienist to use magnification.

    • Mission-driven

      This month I'm highlighting a dental hygienist with a particularly interesting background in public health. Jacqueline Juhl is a faculty member at Seattle Central College, where she teaches dental public health.

    • Good online sources for child caries

      We have all been in the situation of overhearing a conversation that does not involve us, yet we know our input is greatly needed.

    • Patients who refuse radiographs

      One problem that we are having in my office is the number of patients who refuse to have radiographs. It seems like it is becoming almost a daily occurrence ...

    • Drug-induced osteonecrosis of the jaws

      New information surfaces at oral and maxillofacial surgery seminar,

    • Health literacy and the oral cancer exam

      Health literacy, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information ...

    • Chasing the whale

      The top three issues facing the future of the dental practice, according to many experts, are new patients, retention, and treatment planning.

    • MERS-CoV and Dentistry

      Respiratory illnesses require careful approach with infection control.

    • Natural clay toothpaste

      In addition, new ultrasonic inserts, implant curettes are introduced

  • Departments

    • Spotlight

      A grduate of West Coast University, Sasaki said she was "the kid who always had a cavity when I went to the dentist".

    • Editor's Note

      I was walking down the streets of RDH eVillage the other day and just tossed out a general question about that thing you do between eight and five.

    • Product Report

      TIDI Products recently introduced TIDIShield Curing Light Sleeve with the SureCure Window, a sleeve design that allows the dental professional to apply the sleeve without touching it ...

    • CE Course

      • Diet and Oral Cancer

        The relationship between diet and oral cancer is complex and not fully understood at present. A number of foods and food products have been associated with the development of oral cancer ...

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