Career & Profession
Ergonomics with Stephanie Botts, RDH
Nov. 30, 2023
Stephanie Botts talks about her career journey of the past 3 years and why ergonomics became key to her role. Learn more about ergonomics out of the operatory.
ICYMI: Profisil Fluoride Varnish from Kettenbach Dental
Nov. 28, 2023
Are you ready to discover the newest groundbreaking fluoride varnish on the market? Profisil Fluoride Varnish provides exactly what patients have requested: a varnish gel that...
Mentorship and Support with Dr. Samantha Farrar
Nov. 23, 2023
Dr. Samantha Farrar shares her insight into supporting and mentoring the new grads. In addition, we talk about the importance of furthering your education.
Dentistry’s narrative has failed. How should we change?
Nov. 21, 2023
Dentistry has been amazingly successful in delivering the message of the importance of oral hygiene. The only problem is that it is the wrong message." Learn more from the first...
Medical Billing: Tap into the Power!
Nov. 16, 2023
Kandra Sellers shares how dental hygienists can tap into the power of medical billing. Learn how to bring this benefit into your office!
ICYMI: BROOMS- Systematic screening for oral myofunctional disorders
Nov. 14, 2023
Oral dysfunction is a critical area of concern with dental patients, but it's challenging to properly assess them during a hygiene appointment. Enter BROOMS, a simple yes/no screener...
Is your Body Aligned?
Nov. 9, 2023
Caitlin Parsons, the Aligned Hygienist, generously imparts her profound knowledge of ergonomic well-being both within the operatory and beyond. With her credentials as a certified...
ICYMI: Burning Mouth Syndrome
Nov. 7, 2023
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a debilitating chronic condition most common in middle-aged women. Here's what to know and how you can help your patients who have BMS. Written...
Students and New Graduates!
Nov. 2, 2023
Amber Auger, Editor of RDH Graduate shares her insights on how the content of the newsletter supports the student and new graduate and how she recommends integrating new technology...
ICYMI: Piezoelectric vs. Magnetostrictive Ultrasonic Scaler: What’s the difference?
Oct. 31, 2023
If you’re looking for a new scaler, temping, or working in multiple offices, it helps to know the differences—and the similarities—between piezoelectric and magnetostrictive ultrasonic...
Patient Interactions: Up Your Game with Kerry Lepicek
Oct. 26, 2023
In this episode, join us as Kerry Lepicek shares her unwavering passion for elevating the way professionals communicate with their patients and embark on a journey of personalized...
ICYMI: When an antidepressant isn’t: What dental hygienists need to know about SSRIs
Oct. 24, 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. by...
Be a Pioneer: Intuitive Patient Care
Oct. 19, 2023
Bethany Montoya introduces a revolutionary approach to patient care, emphasizing the power of intuition and forging deep, meaningful connections with individuals. Through her ...
ICYMI: Are you proactive or reactive with your caries risk patients?
Oct. 17, 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. Kerry...
Evidence Based Practice with Anne O. Rice, RDH
Oct. 12, 2023
Anne Rice brings the science and understanding of working in an evidence-based way. It is TIME to stop working the way you always have.
ICYMI: CDT codes D1354, D1355, and the new D2991: Clearing up the confusion
Oct. 10, 2023
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...
Be Curious with Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH
Oct. 5, 2023
Amanda Hill shares insight to her recent article, "Time to start acting like 3-year olds" sharing what she means to become curious, how to begin learning again, and how to bring...
ICYMI: Spit it out: An overview of xerostomia and digestive disorders
Oct. 3, 2023
Xerostomia affects nearly one in three adults in the US. Its systemic impacts are being critically evaluated, and of great interest are the resulting digestive problems implicated...
ICYMI: Get curious again: How to overcome those blah appointments
Sept. 28, 2023
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. Amanda Hill,...
Bridging Borders in Dental Health with Andreina Sucre
Sept. 26, 2023
🦷 🌍💬 Discover how this Venezuelan dentist is spreading the message of preventive care to the US dental hygiene community. 🇻🇪🇺🇸
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) with Theresa McCarter
Sept. 21, 2023
In this episode, join us as we sit down with Theresa McCarter, a devoted family member to delve into the world of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and the arduous one treads after...
ICYMI: Cutting the cord: Enhancing comfort and efficiency with cordless handpiece
Sept. 19, 2023
One of the best choices for improved ergonomics in an operatory is the cordless handpiece. Not only will it help avoid injury; it will also provide patients with a great experience...
Nitric Oxide & Oral Health
Sept. 14, 2023
Holly Moons has recently penned an enlightening piece titled "The Wizard of Nitric Oxide," a compelling article featured in the August edition of RDH Magazine. In our conversation...
ICYMI: Intuitive patient care—a new approach to oral health care
Sept. 12, 2023
Does "gut feeling" have a place in the operatory? Bethany Montoya, RDH, suggests that applying human intuition to patient care can bring about more successful treatment outcomes...
The Pursuit of Dental Excellence: Melissa Calhoun’s Journey
Sept. 7, 2023
Today we have the privilege of sitting down with Melissa Calhoun, a distinguished clinical dental hygienist who boasts an impressive resume. Melissa's career spans teaching at...
The Tipping Point: Are we there yet? With Josey Sewell
Aug. 31, 2023
Josey Sewell is a recipient of the 2023 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction. She was recognized in the Entrepreneur category for her long-time commitment to training and educating...
When should you use the D4346 scaling procedure code?
Aug. 29, 2023
Why would you use the D4346 procedure code when you could just do a prophy like always? These coding experts answer the common question of when and why to use the new code rather...
Coding Key Points with Kathy S. Forbes, BS, RDH
Aug. 24, 2023
Key points on coding from Kathy Forbes, founder of Professional Dental Seminars. Do you know which perio code will support the treatment you provided? What to do if offices are...
ICYMI: H. pylori and Oral Health: What to Know
Aug. 22, 2023
This dental professional says she had never heard of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori outside of the classroom until its symptoms hit her hard. Here's what she learned from her...
Your Pathology Knowledge Could Save a Life with Lani McBeth
Aug. 17, 2023
Lani McBeth is the recipient of the Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction. She was the recipient of the Full Time Clinician award, and her career has led her to recognize several oral...
ICYMI: Best practices for dental unit waterline management
Aug. 15, 2023
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...
Care in Kenya, Egypt, Safe Houses and Mobile Dentistry
Aug. 10, 2023
Charlene Jackson-Collins is a recipient of the Philips Heart to Hands Award. Her passion and service has been to help others from Kenya, to Egypt, to safe houses, and through ...
ICYMI: Patient-centered to person-centered care: How do we get there?
Aug. 8, 2023
Person-centered care leads to good health outcomes. Dental pros who practice it recommend it, and patients appreciate caregivers who understand them. Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, ...
The girl has DRIVE!
Aug. 3, 2023
Britt Glauz the recipient of the New RDH, Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction. Her recognition in the category comes three years after her graduation from dental hygiene school. ...
ICYMI: Is it time to break up with your sucttion?
Aug. 1, 2023
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Internationally Known RDH, Dr. Emily Boge
July 27, 2023
Dr. Emily Boge, Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient, dental hygiene Program Director, and internationally known RDH. How did she find her path to Cologne, Germany, and ...
ICYMI: Are we sweet enough? Understanding the health effects of sugar
July 25, 2023
When did sugar go from “treat” to daily consumption? This hygienist did some research and found out what it takes to get patients (and health-care providers) to reduce their sugar...
Community Care to Kenya with Mandy McGill DHP(C)
July 20, 2023
Mandy McGill, Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient talks about fulfilling her calling to increase access to care in her community and how it led her to Kenya.
ICYMI: The importance of tongue posture
July 18, 2023
Dental professionals should stress the importance of tongue posture, and use this knowledge to educate and treat their patients. by Shirley Gutkowski, BSDH, RDH Read Article: ...
Interactive Writing for Oral Health with Amanda Krompetz RDH, BSDH
July 13, 2023
Sharing time with a Philips Heart to Hands award recipient. Learning more about her determination to print a children's book on oral health. Hear some tips and tricks and where...