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Meet Dr. Kathy DeFord and Max, the Therapeutic Office Dog

Dr. Kathy DeFord and I became acquainted through Iowa Western Community College’s Dental Hygiene Advisory Board. At a recent board meeting, I informed Dr....

5 Ways Dentists Should Support Their Dental Hygiene Team Members

My roommate and I are both hygienists, which often makes for some entertaining discussions over dinner after we both finish up our workdays and...

A Few of My Favorite Things: 10 Things Hygienists Love

The dental hygiene profession is constantly bombarded by negatives, ranging from the risk of musculoskeletal disorders to the lack of respect from the general...

Radiology Guidelines: Are Your Patients Over-Exposed?

Dental hygienists often fight against allowing health insurance companies to dictate treatment plans. They document, chart, probe, and appeal to get properly timed recall...

A Patient’s Story of Tori Removal

NOTE: This story and associated photos are all used with express, written permission from the patient. Who among us has had a patient that taking...

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