Signs You’re Working With A Good Dental Hygienist

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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.

4 ways to show your appreciation for dental hygienists

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes in dental offices across the U.S., so why not celebrate them during National Dental Hygienists Week? COVID-19 pushed 1 in 12 dental hygienists out of the workforce.

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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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

6 Skills in High Demand for Dental Hygienists

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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.

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

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.

A hygienist shares her thoughts on lasers, best practices during a pandemic

Dr. Bicuspid

Lynn Atkinson, RDH, spoke with us about her experience as a dental hygienist and where she thinks the future of dental hygiene is heading, especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The hygienist's transformation in the integrated dental practice.

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.

Second opinion: I'm concerned about the spread of COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental offices have never dealt with an infectious disease quite like COVID-19. In this open letter, one registered dental hygienist shares her concerns about the disease's effect on communities, dental health professionals, and patients.

How safe are aerosol-generating devices during COVID-19?

Dr. Bicuspid

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us rethink our norms, including the use of powered dental tools. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene. COVID-19 pushed 1 in 12 dental hygienists out of the workforce.

Beyond that old fence: Tectonic shifts in dental hygiene

Dr. Bicuspid

The science shows hygienists play a crucial role in providing whole-body healthcare, but practice norms haven't kept up. Dental hygienist Casey Hein explores the expanding role of hygienists in this column and in her associated presentation at the 2021 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

What were the top 5 stories about hygiene in 2020?

Dr. Bicuspid

The COVID-19 pandemic and its threat to dental practice teams -- specifically hygienists -- dominated DrBicuspid.com 's headlines. Our most-read hygiene articles focused on connections between dental problems and the novel coronavirus and tensions between dentists and hygienists.

How a hygienist is keeping even elves safe

Dr. Bicuspid

When COVID-19 shut down her dental practice, Connecticut dental hygienist Regina Salafia rediscovered her passion for sewing. Now, she's balancing her love for dental hygiene with her growing sewing business. How dental professionals can capitalize on side businesses.

Is saliva a major source of SARS-CoV-2 spread?

Dr. Bicuspid

COVID-19 pushed 1 in 12 dental hygienists out of the workforceSARS-CoV-2 can infect cells in the mouth, raising the possibility that saliva plays a major role in transmission of the virus, according to a new study published on March 25 in Nature Medicine.

Fat Tuesday: 4 sugar facts for you and your patients

Dr. Bicuspid

In this timely column, dental hygienist Lacy Walker dishes on four sugar facts to educate yourself and share with patients. There may be a way to eat sugar-laced yogurt without dental harm.

Why emotional intelligence is key to your success

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Why dental hygienists should view themselves as leaders. Why discovery is important for every dental practice heading into 2021. Could these trends help shape the dental industry in 2021?

The hygienist's transformation in the integrated dental practice

Dr. Bicuspid

COVID-19 showed the system's vulnerabilities and limited capacities, and it also showed where things could lie in the future for dentists and dental hygienists.

Getting Back to Dental Hygiene During the Pandemic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A national poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association reports many Canadians have delayed dental hygiene care since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Why now is the time to invest more in your hygiene schedule

Dr. Bicuspid

Knowing that the dentist and hygienists are the major producers in the practice, are you allowing enough time for adequate patient care? Why dental hygienists should view themselves as leaders.

More Than 20 States Allow Oral Health Professionals to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Currently, specially trained dental hygienists are able to inoculate the public against SARS-CoV-2 in Connecticut, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, according to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

How did hygienists fare working during the COVID-19 peak in Italy?

Dr. Bicuspid

Only seven dental hygienists who were working while COVID-19 was surging in Italy, including the hardest hit spot of Lombardy, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to an article published on October 31 in BMC Health Services Research.

Determining Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Continue >> Research also suggests dental hygienists experience two times to three times more MSDs than dental assistants, and significantly higher rates of MSDs than dentists. Consider reading more about this important facet of dental hygiene care.

Reaching the Underserved

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Addressing Unmet Oral Health Needs Vulnerable populations face greater barriers to accessing oral care such as unequal distribution of dental resources and living in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). These new dental hygiene workforce models may decrease oral disease burden.

DentaQuest Asks States to Allow Dental Professionals to Give COVID-19 Vaccines

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement—a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the systemic health of all Americans through better oral health—is urging states to allow dentists and dental hygienists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations once they become available.

Taking Care of Business

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Just when Tami Miller, RDH, BS, was considering a career in nursing, a friend encouraged her to look into dental hygiene. “So, So, I shadowed my own dental hygienist and loved it,” recalls Miller. One in five children across Florida suffer from treatable dental problems.

4 Tips for Building A Successful Hygiene Team

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Today’s dental hygienists account for, on average, 30% of a practice’s revenue. According to Heidi Arndt, RDH, BSDH, “The healthiest, most profitable dental practices have a strong and high performing dental hygiene team.”

Oral Health Professionals Can Answer the Call to Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Carolyn Patenaude, MSEd, BSRDH, CDA —a faculty member at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut—is blogging for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene about COVID-19. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association provides links to each states’ specific certification criteria.

Why now is the time for you to become an author

Dr. Bicuspid

Now more than ever, the dental community needs new voices to educate, motivate, and lead the way during the pandemic and long after it has passed -- and it will pass, writes Michael Ventriello. Why dental hygienists should view themselves as leaders

Overcoming Challenges By Building Relationships

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While enrolled in Wichita State University’s (WSU) dental hygiene program in the 1970s, Junetta Everett, RDH, realized how little people understood about dental hygienists and what they do. Eventually I was able to offer scholarships in dental hygiene for people of color at WSU.

Role of Patient Communication in Caries Management

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental caries is a transmissible bacterial infection but also a chronic biobehavioral disease. As members of the dental care team, dental hygienists are entrusted to educate and promote optimal oral health behaviors, along with providing preventive dental care.