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  • Volume 43, Issue 6 (July 2023)

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    Why you need to be using a suctioning device

    Hygienists holding the suction in one hand while using their power scaler in the other is something Stephanie Botts says she sees frequently—and here's why that's problematic....
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    Career & Profession

    Editor's Note: Fireworks and memories!

    July is a time for making holiday memories, including at RDH Under One Roof.
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    RDH Community Connections

    RCC Spotlight: Amanda Zubricki, BS, RDH, That Deaf RDH

    Born profoundly deaf, Amanda Zubricki founded That Deaf RDH to help other deaf/hard-of-hearing people pursue their dream of becoming a dental hygienist.
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    Career & Profession

    RDH Advisory Board spotlight: Carol Jahn, Sarah Lawrence, Bethany Montoya

    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

    The patient behind the mask: What every dental hygienist needs to know about Parkinson’s disease

    July 13, 2023
    Patients with Parkinson’s disease experience physical challenges that can affect dental hygiene treatment. Here’s what you need to know.

    More content from Volume 43, Issue 6 (July 2023)

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    Career & Profession

    What's going on here? An honest look at the state of dental hygiene

    July 13, 2023
    This hygienist and business coach has witnessed dentists cutting their hygiene departments due to too many demands from their hygienists, and says it's time to take a close look...
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    HPV vaccination and the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer: A literature review

    Hygienists have a responsibility to their patients to screen, educate, and offer recommendations for prevention of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer. This includes the effectiveness...
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    Water Safety

    Best practices for dental unit waterline management

    Dental practices must keep a close eye on bacterial levels in dental unit waterlines. Melissa Van Witzenburg, RDH, explains the importance of the often-overlooked DUWLs and the...
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    What I wish I knew before purchasing loupes

    Buying that perfect pair of loupes is an important process. Here's what to ask and how to find just the right pair to make practice optimal.
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    Patient Care

    Patient-centered to person-centered care: How do we get there?

    Person-centered care leads to good health outcomes. Dental pros who practice it recommend it, and patients appreciate caregivers who understand them.
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    Dental abscesses and their systemic effects

    Dental abscesses can be serious. Any kind of abscess is cause for careful consideration, possible treatment, and concern. Here is a breakdown of the various types and their systemic...