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  • Volume 44, Issue 4 (June 2024)

    Patient Care

    I screen, you screen, we all screen: No one has ever done that before!

    Are you performing comprehensive oral cancer screenings on your patients? Are you screening at all? Susan Cotten, BSDH, RDH, OMT, gives an overview of her course from RDH Under...
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    Patient Care

    The active ingredients behind oral rinses

    This comprehensive guide to oral mouth rinses, their uses, ingredients, mechanism of action, and side effects will help you recommend the most effective products for your patients...
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    Home Care

    A pillar of good health: The detoxifying power of sleep

    Everyone deserves a good night of sleep. If your patients are struggling, here are some things you can check for and share with them to help them sleep more soundly.

    RDH Clinical Recognition Program: Judy Carroll, RDH: Regenerative periodontal endoscopy pioneer

    The RDH Clinical Recognition Program features a clinician who goes the extra mile in their job. This month Judy Carroll is honored for her pioneering work with regenerative periodontal...
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    It’s all about the angles: A biomechanical explanation of workplace body pain

    If you're still in pain despite trying ergonomic methods in your dental hygiene practice, here are some subtle changes you can make that will help.

    More content from Volume 44, Issue 4 (June 2024)

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    Patient Care

    Tips for treating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    If you're treating more patients with intellectual disabilities, you aren't alone. Here are some ways for patients and RDHs to work together to advance dental treatment.
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    Patient Care

    Muted by our mask: The importance of nonverbal communication and patient interaction for dental hygienists

    When masks are an obstacle, dental hygienists can develop other ways to effectively communicate and empathize with their patients.
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    RDH Community Connection: How much it means to be a part of it

    Connect with your like-minded dental hygienists through RDH Community Connection. This RDH highly recommends you join, and then watch your career soar.
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    The enlightening role of headlights in dental hygiene

    Lighting has become one of the most important tools for dental hygienists. But when it comes to your headlight, brighter doesn’t always mean better. Here are some tips to help...
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    Patient Care

    Enhancing health care: Effective communication with deaf and hard-of-hearing patients

    Research shows that only 59% of deaf patients fully understand their clinicians. Here are some strategies to ensure your patients understand their diagnoses and treatment options...
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    Patient Care

    (Not) total recall: What dental hygienists need to know about Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment

    June 2, 2024
    Recent research shows a connection between oral health and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Dental professionals must understand the disease’s dental implications to care for patients...
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    Oral Systemic

    Gingipains: Exploring their impact on overall health beyond periodontal disease

    Given their pivotal role in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, gingipains have become promising targets for therapeutic intervention. Anne O. Rice, BA, RDH, describes this...
    Oral Pathology

    SimplyPERIO: Elevating excellence in periodontal care

    New advances in clinically relevant diagnostics allow not only precision care but also facilitate a crucial collaboration in all health disciplines. Anne O. Rice, BS, RDH, discusses...
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    Patient Care

    Acidic adversary: Unveiling the magic of nanohydroxyapatite

    Remin Pro has cariostatic properties that defend against demineralization and neutralize acids. Learn more about this water-based dental cream with sodium fluoride, nanohydroxyapatite...