Signs You’re Working With A Good Dental Hygienist

Oral Health Group

What do you think makes for a good dental hygienist? If you’re a dentist looking to partner with a dental hygienist, how will you know … The post Signs You’re Working With A Good Dental Hygienist appeared first on Oral Health Group.

How to become a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change! Hygienist

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5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. For 20 years, I practiced traditional dental hygiene. I have loved every minute of being a dental hygienist. 5 Tips To Become a Dental Hygienist.

Reasons to become a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

Narrowing down just 5 reasons to be a dental hygienist was a challenge, the field of dental hygiene is so rewarding for so many unique reasons. 5 Reasons To Become a Dental Hygienist. In dental hygiene, there are so many ways to connect. Hygienist

5 tips for becoming a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

Dental hygiene is a rewarding and in-demand career and may be the right fit for you. Here are five tips for becoming a dental hygienist. Shadow in a dental practice. To ensure that dental hygiene is a good fit for you, spend some time shadowing a few different offices.

Behind the Billions Lost: Dental Fraud is Rare but Costly

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental fraud is rare but costly. As much as $13 billion of the $136 billion Americans spend annually on dental care is lost to dental fraud. dental hygienist arrested for posing as dentist. What are the risks of counterfeit or DIY dental materials?

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.

How to become a dental hygienist: What you need to know

Dentistry Gone Digital

What is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)? A Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is a dental professional who is trained to remove soft and hard deposits from above and below the gingiva by using hand scalers and ultrasonic scalers. Teeth.

Set Your Dental Hygienists Up for Success

Planet DDS

But in principle, it could certainly apply to your practice culture and how you set your dental hygienists up for success. As some protocols relax to pre-pandemic modes, hygienists in particular are collecting their strength. Hygienists are seeking empowerment.

Why dental hygienists should view themselves as leaders

Dr. Bicuspid

How did patients' dental habits change during COVID-19? Dental cleanings have never been, will never be nonessential for patients. Survey dives into thoughts on role of dental hygienists working inside a DSO

Status of Dental Hygienists’ Scope of Practice

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

For many years, dental hygienists were limited to treating and maintaining periodontal conditions and providing patient education. Fortunately, the scope of practice for dental hygienists has been expanding in many areas of the United States. Dental_?Therapy.pdf.

1 in 16 dental hygienists still not working due to COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

Approximately 6% of dental hygienists who had been employed were not working as of March -- a slight improvement over the prior few months, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA and the American Dental Hygienists' Association on May 4.

North Carolina Dental Hygienists Spearhead Oral Health Initiative

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A team of 21 frontline public dental hygienists working to address oral health inequalities across North Carolina has been instrumental in creating and implementing a state-wide plan that addresses the needs of their most vulnerable patients. .

Should You Hire a Virtual Dental Hygienist?

The Big Brush

The idea of hiring a virtual dental hygienist might seem odd, but it's a big part of how dental practices are able to do more. Dental Practice Business Tips

ADHA Seeking Dental Hygienists for COVID-19 Research Panel 

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Licensed dental hygienists in the US are invited to participate in a research study that seeks to understand COVID-19-related employment, management, risk, and infection control methods used by dental offices and dental hygienists.

High COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among California Dentists and Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In the “Golden State,” 94% of all licensed dentists are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a survey by the California Dental Association and the California Department of Public Health.

Utah Bill Would Require Medicaid to Directly Reimburse Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A bill making its way through the Utah House of Representatives would make it easier for dental hygienists to be paid for services rendered. . Weiler will require the state’s Department of Health to directly reimburse dental hygienists for certain services provided through Medicaid.

From Lettuce Field to Dental Field: One Dental Hygienist Shows It Can Be Done

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A career in dental hygiene is not without its challenges. Tell us about your career path in the dental field and why you chose it. I started working in a dental office as a dental assistant and eventually earned my registered dental assistant certification.

Illinois Dental Hygienists Disappointed Over Exclusion in COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Unfortunately, this proclamation did not include dental hygienists. Illinois has approximately 9,000 licensed dental hygienists proficient in administering local anesthetic injections, which are significantly more complicated to give than vaccinations.

Research Reveals Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

of dental hygienists have had COVID-19 based on data collected in October 2020, which suggests dentists and dental hygienists can safely provide dental care during the pandemic. .

Florida Dental Hygienist Helps Vets Access Oral Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

She now hits the road in a van tricked out with the furnishings of a dental office to expand oral healthcare access to those who may otherwise go without it. “It’s I realized that my purpose here on earth, is to help fellow veterans gain access to dental care.

Dental Hygienists Needed for COVID-19 Research Panel

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is seeking licensed dental hygienists in the US to participate in a research study that seeks to understand COVID-19-related employment, management, risk, and infection control methods used by dental offices and dental hygienists. The study “COVID-19-Related Health and Practices Among Dental Hygienists” is being conducted by ADHA and the American Dental Association.

Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior in the Dental Practice Setting: Experiences of dental hygienists

Dental News and Technology

Previous research has shown health care professionals are at a 16-times higher risk of experiencing WPV and IPSB than other occupations, however, there is a lack of research in the field of dental hygiene. The purpose of the study was to examine the experiences of dental hygienists with IPSB in the workplace. Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a purposive sample of clinical dental hygienists recruited through social media sites (n=471).

COVID-19 pushed 1 in 12 dental hygienists out of the workforce

Dr. Bicuspid

One in 12 dental hygienists dropped out of the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, which could lead to a possible hygienist shortage, according to a study published online on February 24 in the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Dental Hygienist Exhibits a Knack for Innovation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Horne recently took time out of her busy schedule to tell us a bit about her work in the field of dental hygiene. You obtained your dental hygiene license in 1981. In my first job, I was the dentist’s first dental hygienist. Sandra Horne, DHA, MHSA, RDH.

COVID-19 Prevalence Among US Dental Hygienists

Central Ohio Periodontics

The American Dental Association and the American Dental Hygienists Association collaborated on a web-based survey of 4774 US dental hygienists to study the effects of COVID-19. The purpose was to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19, describe infection control protocols, and identify associated mental health issues among these dental hygienists. The post COVID-19 Prevalence Among US Dental Hygienists appeared first on Central Ohio Periodontics.

International Federation of Dental Hygienists Announces Social Responsibility Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The IFDH is encouraging dental hygienist members to develop projects that empower women through better oral health. The IFDH will highlight three projects at a special session in Dublin, Ireland at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene, August 10-13, 2022.

Scope of Practice Expansion Opportunities For Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

F or many years, dental hygienists were limited to treating and maintaining periodontal conditions and providing patient education. Fortunately, the scope of practice for dental hygienists has been expanding in many areas of the United States. Dental Therapy Licensure.

COVID-19 Cluster in Eastern NY Nursing Home Traced to Dental Hygienist

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The positive cases were traced to a dental hygienist who visited the facility to provide oral healthcare to long-term care residents in the 210-bed home. The dental hygienist alerted the county on November 19 that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

A virtual care package from worried dental hygienists

Dental Buzz

COVID-19 restrictions limit dental visits to all but emergency care, which means that millions of patients are overdue to have their teeth cleaned. And because preventive services are not critical in the short term, all dental hygienists affected by the shut down are now out of work.

Dental Career Track Pt. 2: What Dentists Can Do to Face the Dental Hygienist Shortage (And Attract Talent)

Planet DDS

So, let’s get the initial dose of it out of the way and address the dental hygienist shortage. are facing a shortage of registered dental hygienists. as of 2019,…there are 226,400 dental hygiene jobs in the U.S., of hygienists. The data doesn’t lie!

New Common European Curriculum Emphasises Role of Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With support from TePe, The European Dental Hygienists Federation (EDHF), has now established a Common European Curriculum, CEC, for Dental Hygiene. The CEC reflects best academic practice for European dental hygiene education.

Should dental hygienists give shots?

Dental Buzz

Dental Debates Featured News Operative Dentistry dental anesthesia TDA Texas dental hygienistsWhen people talk about what they hate most about going to the dentist, they’re usually talking about the needle. I mean, who in their right mind would ever consent to allowing another person to give a shot in a place that has as many nerve endings as our tongues, lips and cheeks? Shots in the […].

7 Tips for Better Dental Handpiece Maintenance

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Dental handpieces are hard-working tools with very delicate internal parts, which is why proper ongoing maintenance can make for the best possible performance and longevity. Share. Tweet. Share.

3 Things Hygienists Should Consider When Investing in Instruments and Equipment

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. According to recent surveys, more dental hygienists are interested in being able to select and, in some cases, purchase their own equipment. American Dental Association. Share. Tweet. Share.

6 Skills in High Demand for Dental Hygienists

Princess Dental Staffing

Dental hygienists are an important part of a dental office, as they ensure that patients are receiving the highest quality care possible. To succeed as a dental hygienist, you need a mix of hard and soft skills that utilize your personal traits and your professional experience.

A Hygienist’s Dream to build her own Studio becomes a Reality

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Irene Iancu had a clear vision from the start—to build her own hygienist-run dental practice with a strong voice on social media. Future uses will include hands-on courses for hygienists and aesthetic education for doctors.

5 Things You Can Do to Ride Out the Hiring Crisis in Dentistry

Planet DDS

The job “dental hygienist” has ranked in the top half of best 100 jobs on US News for several years running. And yet, dental practices are finding hiring a hygienist more and more difficult. Over 95% of dental hygienists and 85% of dental assistants are female.

Treating Patients with Dental Phobias

Oral Health Group

So many suffer from dental phobias and the anxiety they suffer with can be a huge barrier to care. Some may go years without seeing a dental hygienist or a dentist. Blogs blog Dental Fear Dental Hygiene dental phobia Practice Management

Solution-oriented patient care never goes out of style

Dr. Bicuspid

Connie Kugel, RDH, didn't set out to become a dental hygienist, but a visit with a hygienist in college changed her mind. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Tips and tricks from a hygienist with 30+ years of experience.

Most hygienists face inappropriate sexual conduct from patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Approximately 86% of dental hygienists reported experiencing inappropriate patient sexual behavior at some point in their careers in a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Dental therapists net median income of $81K-$90K.

Is it safe to use an ultrasonic scaler? It's complicated

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental hygienists should consider multiple factors, including positive COVID-19 cases in their communities, before using ultrasonic scalers on patients, according to a webinar hosted by the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the ADA on May 4.

The Power of Saliva

Oral Health Group

As dental hygienists, you’re laser focused on doing what you can to ensure that your patients know what to do to take care of their mouth health.