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    Chairside Impact: Crystal HD Mouth Mirrors by Zirc

    Mouth mirrors may seem like a simple tool, but if your mirror isn't up to par, it can throw off an entire appointment. Bethany Montoya reviews the Crystal HD Mouth Mirror from...
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    Safely caring for pregnant patients

    Oral care is vital to a healthy pregnancy, but there's still a lot of confusion among patients and providers about how to provide it safely. Here’s what you should know.
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    The 5 layers of prevention: Helping patients fight dental disease by understanding their obstacles

    Oct. 27, 2022
    Understanding how to approach different patients about their oral health and lifestyles will help guide them toward more health choices.
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    Topical storm? The dental hygienist’s guide to topical anesthetics

    Oct. 25, 2022
    Dr. Tom Viola looks at the use of topical anesthetics as adjuncts in the management of patients’ periprocedural pain and fear.
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    Inflammation: A major link between oral and systemic diseases

    Inflammation is the body’s response to bacteria, and unfortunately, with many diseases, it doesn’t settle but becomes chronic—such as with periodontitis.

    More content from Volume 42, Issue 10 (October 2022)

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    Patient Care

    Retiring the “cleaning lady”: A futuristic approach to treating oral disease

    As preventive specialists, dental hygienists can address oral disease using evidence-based, state-of-the-art modalities. Katrina Sanders, MEd, BSDH, RDH, talks about the role ...
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    Oops, I did it again! Top 5 ergonomic mistakes in hygiene

    If you don't prioritize your health, you run the risk of health and musculoskeletal disorders. These tips from an ergonomics coach can help prevent you from suffering.
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    An educator’s recommendations

    Marie Richey, a dental hygiene educator, discusses her three recommendations for creating a stable foundation for ergonomics and growth in her students.
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    Human trafficking: Oral health can tell a story that victims cannot

    Human trafficking is a huge and growing problem. Dental professionals are in a prime position to recognize trafficking situations as many of the injuries occurring in victims ...
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    Infection Control

    Infection control review: More viewpoints to consider

    In part two of this series, Maryanne Ferree, PHDHP, BS, RDH, and Nicole Giesey, MBA MSPTE, BSDH, RDH, look at infection control from the perspectives of the dental equipment manufacture...
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    Water Safety

    Passing the dental unit waterline test: 4 steps you need to know

    Have you ever made any of your patients sick? How do you know for sure? Amanda Hill was surprised at what she was missing regarding dental unit waterline maintenance.
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    Chronic pain from muscular imbalances: How to exercise correctly to avoid pain (part two)

    Oct. 12, 2022
    Lower back pain is extremely common in dentistry, but there are ways to reduce pain and avoid surgery. Brianne Novaes, CPT, explains how to correct muscle imbalances with appropriate...
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    Vertigo: Moving from symptoms to understanding and treatment

    Ann-Marie C. DePalma, MEd, RDH, knows about vertigo firsthand. She explains its symptoms and treatments and explains why adding a dizziness/vertigo question to your patients’ ...
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    Hot flash or thyroiditis? COVID-19 and thyroid dysfunction

    "I thought it was weird that as a male I was experiencing a hot flash": Ryan Rutar explains how COVID-19 can affect normal thyroid function, and shares his personal experience...