Queen of Dental Hygiene

Leaving the Land of Fluoride

Queen of Dental Hygiene

From the very start of dental hygiene school, I learned how “good fluoride was for teeth”, how “important a tool it was to use to help our patients have strong healthy teeth” and that is was the answer to all dental problem. Decay? Add more fluoride. New decay?

Holistic Dental Maintenance

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This week I had an awesome opportunity! I shared my biologically holistic dental care world with Bridgit Danner , a functional diagnostic health practitioner on her weekly live expert show.

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Oral Health in a Covid World

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Webinar Registration – Zoom. Hello My Friends, Please join me today as I speak with Bridgit Danner, Functional Health Coach and Detox Expert. We will talk about all things oral health. Tools, tips and techniques that will help you stay healthy in this crazy Covid world.

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Untied for The Win

Queen of Dental Hygiene

I know this is the Queen of Dental Hygiene, but as the daughter of the Queen of Dental Hygiene, and very loyal editor of the blog, and August being National Breastfeeding month , I’m taking a liberty to tell you my breastfeeding story. And never fear – there is absolutely a tie-in!

Tooth Decay: Hard Facts About Soft Teeth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Moms are incredible. Moms want answers to help their children be healthy. When they do not know where to turn, they turn to the internet. In this case, Facebook.

Being a “Bio – Logical” Dental Healthcare Superhero

Queen of Dental Hygiene

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. In honor of this great profession I want to share with you my Bio-Logical story. I am a bio- logical dental healthcare superhero out to save the world. This is my story: I started out as a regular dental hygienist.

Here’s to a Healthier, Happy 2021

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene… yawn. Clean your teeth. Floss, floss. Nag, nag… Eye roll… But what if, my friends, it was the link to a healthy body and your first line of defense in the fight to address the viral infections and heal during this time of crisis?

Those Pesky Perio Problems

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Recently, on Facebook, a hygienist posted a question to the group: “What mouthrinse should I have my patient use to help with a bleeding gum, moderate tartar build up and a bad breath problem?” ” Ah, were it that easy; a simple mouth rinse switch could wash all those problems down the drain. Rather than try to answer that question in one of those little bubbles on Facebook, I decided to give her and you, my wonderful readers, an answer here. Pesky perio problems are everywhere.

Exciting Times, They Are a-Happening

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This month I received an exciting phone call! Michelle Braerman, American Dental Hygiene Association President, called me personally to announce I’d won a very prestigious award. The Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award. Honors a clinical hygienist who shows outstanding expertise in relating the interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance. I am humbled, and very excited, to receive and to be recognized for this top honor.

To Louisville and Back

Queen of Dental Hygiene

What a summer! I so enjoyed my fabulous trip to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the American Dental Hygiene Association’s annual conference. I was honored to be awarded the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician award. I attended many interesting and educational continuing education courses and had lots of fun after hours meeting interesting dental hygienists. As I take these classes, I am always thinking about how I can immediately implement what I hear and learn as well as share with you!

Hear One, Hear ALL – Making the Big(ger) Time!

Queen of Dental Hygiene

EP.22: Oral Health is the Crux of Overall Health. What a fun year 2019 has been! First, heading to Louisville, the award and the ADHA meeting, and now an interview with Pierre Gallant on his podcast show “When Would You Want to Know?” ” Click on the link above and take a listen! Forty three minutes so grab a cuppa and enjoy! Hope you learn something new. People really do want to be healthy. I am seeing it in all my patients at Green City Dental.

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Pioneering Prevention Providers Part 2

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Prevention is Key to a Long Healthy Life. Here’s part two of my notes from the Airway Conference I attended in November. Part one talked about “brain hygiene” Now we’re going to talk about sleep hygiene, tongue health hygiene, and heart hygiene! So much hygiene! So many important ways to maintain and prevent disease that need to be on your radar. It’s such fun to be surrounded by people that are into “hygiene” in all its many forms.

Chew on This: The Art of Proper Eating

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Chewing. We do it hundreds of times daily. The act of chewing is vital to our health and wellbeing, and not just for nutritional sustenance.

Dental Love In the Time of Covid-19

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Dentistry and dental hygiene care will most certainly be changing as we all learn to navigate the “new normal” that will change our dental lives. We most certainly want to keep our dental patients and dental families safe as we start heading back to work.

How Artificial Intelligence is Propelling Forward-Thinking Dentists Out of the Pandemic Slump

Oral Health Group

More than a year into the global spread of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to affect businesses across the globe.

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Considerations for Buying and Selling a Dental Practice During the Pandemic

Oral Health Group

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unexpected and unprecedented period in Canada and beyond. And while you might think that would hinder dental professionals from buying or selling a practice, think again.

Foster kids face barriers to good oral health

Dr. Bicuspid

Youths with a history of foster care are more at risk of having poor oral health and are less likely to see a dentist for a specific dental problem or for routine care than those who have not been in foster care, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Do's and don'ts for making changes in your practice

Dr. Bicuspid

Everything around us has changed, and dentistry must change with it, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. To be successful in today's new environment, dentists will need to improve their operations, management, and marketing systems.

Website Redesign for DanAnd RMI

Clicc Media

DanAnd RMI Location: Miami, FL Website: [link] The Changes Rosalba from DanAnd-RMI contacted me after her website went down and they tried to redesign it themselves with some encountered difficulty. I was excited to take this on, as I had redesigned their previous site a few years ago.

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When experience and inexperience converge in the dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. ‘Tis the season for dental school graduations, from both baccalaureate and postgraduate programs.

How Dentistry Professionals Can Manage Their Mental Health

Oral Health Group

Most people don’t realize that the dental profession is one of the most at-risk for mental health disorders. These include depression, anxiety, and negative effects of stress.

Good-looking teeth are in fashion thanks to Zoom

Dr. Bicuspid

Having the best-looking teeth is now fashionable thanks to a spike in virtual meetings, the rise of online dental influencers, and high-end oral care products, according to a recent article from the Guardian. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: COVID-19 gives cosmetic dentistry a boost.

Comparison of cephalometric measurements between conventional and automatic cephalometric analysis using convolutional neural network

Dental News and Technology

Published: 31 May 2021 Progress in Orthodontics volume 22 , Article number: 14 ( 2021 ) Abstract Objective The rapid development of artificial intelligence technologies for medical imaging has recently enabled automatic identification of anatomical landmarks on radiographs.

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Turn Your Patients into Practice Ambassadors with At-Home Video Testimonials

Identity Dental

In just a few clicks, your satisfied patients can become practice ambassadors and help you grow. Collecting video testimonials is a fast, easy, and affordable way. Seeing real people extoll your skills makes a powerful impression on prospective patients.

How to Build Social Media Demand Through Facebook Live

Identity Dental

Facebook Live is an effective tool to increase awareness of your dental practice. Going live regularly engages viewers with original content for much longer than a typical post. It presents a unique opportunity to educate patients, build brand awareness, and generate new patient leads.

Video Ads Can Position You as an Expert

Identity Dental

Video has become the most popular form of social media advertising. It engages the emotions and builds trust far more effectively than two-dimensional ads. According to a recent biteable.com* survey, 74 percent of marketers say video has a better return on investment than flat ads.

What you need to know about at-home teeth whiteners

Dr. Bicuspid

Stroll down the dental aisle at your local grocery store and you'll see an array of products promising to whiten your teeth. It's enough to cause decision paralysis, writes Dr. Teresa Yang. In this article, she breaks down the effectiveness of three over-the-counter whitening products.

Observing rudeness while burned out equals dental errors

Dr. Bicuspid

Witnessing rude behavior while feeling burned out may affect the mechanical skills of dental students, resulting in critical errors, according to a study published on June 6 in the Journal of Dental Education. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Twitter can be useful for dental education. 'We

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Let’s talk Michael Strahan and smile design in your dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

Michael Strahan’s snap-on, social media frenzy got me thinking, “What if he sat in my treatment room? What would I say?” More importantly, what could I do in today’s dental technology world to show him what’s possible? What could you?

How Oral Health and Severity of COVID-19 Complications Might Be Linked

Oral Health Group

Right at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was made clear that older people infected with the coronavirus were most at risk of developing serious illnesses.

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4 Most Common Types of Cybersecurity Threats

Oral Health Group

There’s every indication that the pandemic is changing the nature of cybersecurity. Online threats are evolving to match our new remote-work paradigm, with 91% of businesses reporting an increase in cyberattacks during the coronavirus outbreak.

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic

Oral Health Group

Running an efficient dental practice while keeping up with the advances of delivery of care during a pandemic can be an area that overwhelms many dental professionals.

Website Redesign for Immigration Psychology

Clicc Media

Complete WordPress Makeover for Immigration Psychology Business Immigration Psychology Location: Miami, FL Website: [link] The Changes Jacqueline from Immigration Psychology found us from an old animated video we did for an attorney-client a few years ago, it was pretty surprising and amazing.

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Regenerative medicine: characterization of human bone matrix gelatin (BMG) and folded platelet-rich fibrin (F-PRF) membranes alone and in combination (sticky bone)

Dental News and Technology

Published: 01 June 2021 Cell and Tissue Banking ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract During the last two decades autologous platelet and leukocyte rich products (PRP; PRF), opened new perspectives in regenerative medicine.

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Periodontal disease cost U.S. $154B in 2018

Dr. Bicuspid

Periodontal disease comes with a high cost: The U.S. lost $154.1 billion in 2018 due to the condition, according to an analysis published on May 30 in the Journal of Periodontology. The loss was even worse in Europe, where periodontal disease cost the region nearly 158.6

Becoming a proactive leader in the wake of a crisis

Dr. Bicuspid

Being a proactive dentist means always looking for opportunities to enrich the practice. To recognize opportunities and be bold, one must be prepared with knowledge from the past, present, and future. Dr. James V. Anderson offers tips to help you do just that.

Twitter users starting to embrace water fluoridation

Dr. Bicuspid

Twitter users have started to get on board with community water fluoridation, with the number of supporters rising from none to 19% in five years, according to an article published on June 7 in BDJ in Practice. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Twitter can be useful for dental education.

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Periodontal therapy on the oral health-related quality of life of obese and non-obese individuals

Dental News and Technology

Published: 23 May 2021 Odontology ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Oral diseases such as periodontitis can have a more negative influence on the quality of life of obese than in normal-weight patients.

Dental hygienists experience verbal, sexual harassment at work

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental hygienists experience a variety of inappropriate behaviors at work, including verbal attacks, sexual innuendos, and evaluation of their appearance, according to a study published on June 6 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Dental Practice Made Simple: Setting Production Goals

Dr. Bicuspid

One way to help you meet your practice performance goals is to set annual and daily production goals, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. By increasing your practice production, you are ultimately increasing your practice performance.

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exocad Launches The "Creator Center" With 35 Live Webinars, Exploring DentalCAD 3.0 Galway And Its Productivity- Boosting Features

Dental News and Technology

Educational online series to inspire lab technicians and dentists DARMSTADT, Germany, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc.

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Pregnancy testing before sedation could manage risk

Dr. Bicuspid

Implementing point-of-care pregnancy testing before dental procedures that involve the use of intravenous sedation could help manage practice risk, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Handheld vs. conventional x-ray: 3 things to consider

Dr. Bicuspid

Handheld intraoral x-ray units should not replace conventional fixed dental x-ray machines, according to an editorial published on June 6 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology.