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.

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.

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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?

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Number of dentists per capita to grow 10% by 2040

Dr. Bicuspid

1 in 16 dental hygienists still not working due to COVIDThe number of dentists per capita in the U.S.

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.

Prioritize the most important piece of ergonomic equipment

Dr. Bicuspid

But it is an essential component for practicing ergonomically and safely, writes registered dental hygienist Stephanie Botts in this review of ergonomic essentials. Chicago Midwinter 2015: Good ergonomics can preserve your dental career.

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.

OSHA releases standard to protect dental teams from COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a proposed emergency temporary standard to protect workers who provide healthcare services from COVID-19, including those who provide dental care in hospital-based settings and places where all employees aren't being screened.

What will it take to get a dental benefit added to U.S. healthcare?

Dr. Bicuspid

Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Observing rudeness while burned out equals dental errors. Dental hygienists experience verbal, sexual harassment at work.

Higher doses of radiotherapy in kids linked to oral complications

Dr. Bicuspid

Childhood head and neck cancer survivors who undergo higher doses of radiation therapy face greater risks of developing salivary and dental complications, according to a review published May 29 in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.