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  • Volume 43, Issue 8 (September 2023)

    From left: Josie Sewell, Emily Boge, Britt Glauz, Lani McBeth. Mandy McGill, and Kathy Forbes.

    Recipients of the 2023 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction announced

    Each year, Sunstar and RDH magazine recognize outstanding dental hygienists who are making a difference in their communities, in education, and in the profession. Read the stories...
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    LumaDent ErgoPrism loupes with waveLUX headlight
    Career & Profession

    Chairside Impact: LumaDent ErgoPrism loupes with waveLUX headlight

    Bethany Montoya reviews LumaDent’s ErgoPrism loupes with waveLUX headlight, which leads the way in optical advancements to provide clinicians with ergonomic relief.
    A note by Chief Editor Jackie Sanders from the September issue of RDH magazine.
    Career & Profession

    Editor's note: When career opportunity knocks, answer!

    Chief Editor Jackie Sanders wants to know: Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities a career in dental hygiene has to offer?
    Rdh Advisory Board Sept2023
    Career & Profession

    RDH Advisory Board spotlight: Lisandra Maisonet, Katrina Sanders, Crystal Spring

    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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    Are you making the most of ultrasonics in your dental practice?
    Career & Profession

    Chairside Impact: Leveraging ultrasonics to combat biofilm, calculus, and stains

    Sept. 27, 2023
    Are you optimizing the capability of ultrasonics in your practice? It may be time to update your thinking.

    More content from Volume 43, Issue 8 (September 2023)

    Be aware of the dental implications antidepressants have, and ask your dental patients if they are taking them.
    Patient Care

    When an antidepressant isn’t: What dental hygienists need to know about SSRIs

    Sept. 26, 2023
    Taking a thorough medical history of your patients isn't optional—making assumptions can lead to negative outcomes. There may be no better example of this point than SSRIs.
    Bethany Montoya demonstrates Cranberry Bio Nitrile gloves
    Career & Profession

    Grassroots product evaluation: Cranberry Bio Nitrile gloves

    Single-use dental items are absolutely necessary, but they don't decompose in the landfills. Cranberry has addressed this problem. What do users think of the gloves?
    Rcc Influencer Lauren Mc Guire
    RDH Community Connections

    RCC Spotlight: Lauren McGuire, RDH

    Lauren wants other hygienists to know it's OK to not be perfect. She shares her imperfections with others in the hopes they'll take steps to improve, while not being hard on themselves...
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    Red ulcerative lesions: A literature review of “those nonwhite lesions”

    Sept. 19, 2023
    Dental professionals are strategically positioned to identify variances in the normal presentation of oral structures. Learn how to differentiate red ulcerative lesions to arrive...
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    Dental Team In Agreement
    Patient Care

    6 questions to get your dental office practicing evidence-based care

    Dr. Timothy Donley says dental professionals need to become more science-based in their approach to managing oral disease. Science doesn't care what people believe, he says.
    Geting curious again is a way to overcome feeling uninspired in your dental hygiene career.
    Career & Profession

    Get curious again: How to overcome those blah appointments

    At some point along the way, you might find your passion and curiosity waning. So how do you get them back? Start acting like a 3-year-old. Amanda Hill explains.
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    Dental Caries Risk Patients

    Are you proactive or reactive with your caries risk patients?

    Sept. 13, 2023
    Identifying a patient's level of risk has never been more important. Through proper review, hygienists can develop effective treatment plans based on each patient's needs.
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    Dental Coding
    Patient Care

    CDT codes D1354, D1355, and the new D2991: Clearing up the confusion

    Are you confused about the differences between the CDT codes for caries arrest (D1354) and caries prevention (D1355)? The authors clarify these and introduce a new code (D2991...
    Katelyn Maylor Pira

    “Time management, empathy, and detail are key"

    As the wife of an active duty service member, this hygienist has moved and changed offices every few years, exposing her to many different environments. Here's some of what she...