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  • Volume 40, Issue 1 (January 2020)

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    Patient Care

    Selecting local anesthetic agents for nonsurgical periodontal therapy

    There is no one magic local anesthetic agent that works best for every situation. So how do we choose?
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    Career & Profession

    Podcasts for dental hygienists offer opportunities for learning

    If there's a topic you want to know more about, there's a dental hygiene podcast for it. Karen Davis. BSDH, RDH, describes how she came to love learning with her ears.
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    Under One Roof

    RDH Under One Roof 2020: A mile-high opportunity

    Jan. 22, 2020
    Eleven Colorado-licensed RDHs recently met to celebrate the the dental hygiene profession and promote the 20th anniversary of RDH Under One Roof. Learn more about them and RDH...
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    Patient Education

    Teaching home care instructions to rude patients

    When patients are so rude it leaves you speechless, what do you do? Here's how to handle it, straight from the wisdom of Dianne Glasscoe Watterson.
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    Career & Profession

    An investigation into the effects of vaping

    How much do we really know about this new “alternative” to smoking?

    More content from Volume 40, Issue 1 (January 2020)

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    Airway Disorders

    ADHD, poor sleep quality, and dental hygienists: The missing link

    Could you be one of the missing links in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders in children?
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    Patient Care

    Gender identity and the role of the dental hygienist

    Suzanne Hubbard, RDH, has several patients who are undergoing gender transitions. She has been respectful of their choices and has learned much about the process. How does the...
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    Oral Pathology

    Tooth erosion Q&A

    Here are six questions to test your knowledge on the current causes of tooth erosion (including cultural ones), the science behind it, and novel treatments.
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    Alternative Practice

    ‘Small things in a great way’: Smiles Across Montana

    This mobile dental hygiene clinic in Montana shows everything that hygienists can do for communities in need.
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    Career & Profession

    Understanding the complexity of employment law and worker rights

    These are complicated times when it comes to workplace dynamics and employment law. Do your own due diligence. Know the rules. Remember, if you hold a license, it is at stake....