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    RCC Influencers

    RCC Spotlight: Paola Brown, RDH, a "model" in scrubs

    Meet Paola Brown, RDH, a member of the RDH Community Connections (RCC) dental hygiene influencer program.
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    Career & Profession

    Crunching the numbers: Using metrics to improve job performance and patient outcomes

    Feb. 8, 2023
    Metrics can be intimidating, but when hygienists understand them, they can be harnessed to propel a career to new heights.
    What's On My Tray
    Patient Care

    What's on my tray: A guest hygienist's tools of the trade

    Learn what products this RDH relies on as a full-time guest, or temporary, hygienist.
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    Career & Profession

    2023 Salary Survey Report: The State of the RDH Career

    Feb. 2, 2023
    DentalPost’s annual salary survey sheds new light on the state of the RDH career, indicating overall higher salaries, better benefits, and increased income satisfaction among ...
    Amanda Hill, Bsdh, Rdh
    Advisory Board

    RDH Advisory Board spotlight: Amanda Hill, Melia Lewis, Michelle Strange

    Feb. 2, 2023
    Meet three members of the RDH Advisory Board. Each member brings a unique perspective and expertise to our publications. Their responsibilities include peer review, content development...

    More content from Volume 43, Issue 1 (January/February 2023)

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    Patient Care

    Zeroing out xerostomia: Product recommendations, delivery options, and patient expectations

    Feb. 1, 2023
    Dry mouth continues to be a complaint hygienists hear from patients. Products, delivery method, and managing patient expectations can make all the difference in patient outcomes...
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    Oral Systemic

    C-reactive protein tests: The right way to use them

    C-reactive protein has an extremely diverse causality, can be difficult to interpret, and shouldn’t be used as an isolated test. Knowing your numbers is key for all disease prevention...
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    Infection Control

    Dental aerosols and the pandemic: A necessary wake-up call

    Dental pros became much more aware of airborne droplets during the earlier stages of the pandemic, and that awareness served to up our safety game. Amanda Hill takes a look at...
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    Patient Care

    Using technology as a basis for high-quality dental hygiene care

    Technologies for dental hygiene can advance the understanding of the oral-systemic link, educate patients, and help patients make the best decisions for the delivery of their ...
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    Patient Education

    Why patient self-medication with dietary supplements matters to dental hygienists

    Jan. 21, 2023
    Many patients don't disclose their use of dietary supplements because they don’t realize they should. But it's a key part of a patient's medical history, and information hygienists...
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    Pathology

    On the tip of my tongue: Differential diagnoses for tongue lesions

    Taste has a strong connection to memories, and when there's pathology on the tongue, it can have a big impact on well-being. Early detection leads to a better prognosis, so rigorous...
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    Patient Care

    Learning techniques to instill confidence in dental hygiene students

    This literature review looks at four studies aimed at increasing confidence in dental hygiene students, as well as related adult learning theories. Two techniques were successful...
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    Patient Education

    How the body communicates via its spit

    Jan. 13, 2023
    Amber Auger is "obsessed" with saliva because it reveals so much about what's going on with the body. But dental professionals don't evaluate this "liquid gold" nearly enough....