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    Career & Profession

    Do I miss clinical hygiene?

    In her April 2023 editor's note, Jackie Sanders explains why the answer to that frequently action is "depends on the day, but it's often 'yes.'"
    RDH Community Connections

    RCC Spotlight: Beverly Matayoshi, BS, RDH

    Meet Beverly Matayoshi, BS, RDH, a member of the RDH Community Connections (RCC) dental hygiene influencer program.
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    The day when everything changed: Our role in head and neck cancer

    This hygienist shares a personal story about the disastrous effects of skipping an oral cancer examination. Dental professionals can save lives by performing a three-minute exam...
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    Patient Care

    Nitric oxide: An essential product of the oral microbiome

    Nitric oxide is an essential molecule involved in several physiological and pathological processes within the body—however, what we do in the dental chair may impede nitric oxide...
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    Patient Care

    Understanding probiotics and the oral-gut axis: It's a gut feeling

    As research on the oral-gut axis advances, dental pros must understand the delicate balance of oral microorganisms and their role in immune function, as well as target pathogenic...

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    Serving the dental hygiene profession through leadership

    Each month, the PIRA program honors an RDH who excels in their role. This month, the honor goes to Erin Haley-Hitz, MS, RDH, for serving the profession through leadership in professiona...
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    Advisory Board

    RDH Advisory Board spotlight: Brooke Crouch, Sonya Dunbar, Josey Sewell

    April 12, 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...
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    Patient Care

    Why you should consider becoming a biological dental hygienist

    Hygienists have the training and skills to take our rightful place as key members of the health-care team, and we can help our patients heal not only their mouths but also their...
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    Patient Care

    Using evidenced-based science to drive periodontal treatment

    Current periodontal medicine connects the oral microbiome with the patient’s systemic microbiome. Here’s what you need to know about periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning...
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    Patient Care

    Long COVID and its systemic health impacts

    April 6, 2023
    What do you know about long COVID? Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, describes her experience with it and what she learned along the way.
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    Career & Profession

    Technically speaking: Integrating technology for optimal patient care (part three)

    You’re probably wondering how you could possibly add one more thing to your schedule, but technology’s worth is exponential. Here are a few tips to help you successfully integrate...