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Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS

Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS
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Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS, has more than 30 years of clinical dental hygiene practice and has witnessed the impact of periodontal inflammation on a wide range of diseases and conditions. Anne graduated from Wichita State University then continued her studies earning a bachelor’s degree in Oral Health Promotion and is a graduate of the Bale/Doneen Preceptorship course for cardiovascular disease prevention for healthcare practitioners. In 2017, she found Oral Systemic Seminars that has fueled her drive to inform dental colleagues, medical providers, and the public regarding all thing’s oral health. Her deep passion regarding dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s Disease, moved her to dedicate enormous amounts of time and study researching and finding the multitude of ways in which valuable oral health care providers can help prevent this harrowing disease. Anne lives in Conroe, Texas with her husband, son and fur daughters Daisy and Maggie.

How Foliage Benefits Hygienists’ Health and Well-Being

I am very fortunate to live in an area where the climate seldom restricts me from outdoor activities. While the summer temperature in Houston can be sweltering and humid, I never have to face a freezing winter and imagine an icicle forming on my nose. My other great fortune in terms of locale is that I live next to...

The Benefits of REM Sleep for Dental Professionals and Patients

You can’t open a dental industry magazine or social media page without seeing some information about sleep. Sleep apnea is a health crisis that affects almost a billion people worldwide. Dentistry is at the forefront of treating the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, and, of course, we all should be screening for symptoms. But this isn’t just another apnea article....

Compelling Relationship between Candida and Alzheimer’s – What Hygienists Should Know

I am 100% not joking… Candida has been used as a baby name. I know right?! I stumbled upon this fun fact when I was looking for other names for yeast, fungus, and candida. The name Candida has been shared by a German artist, a keyboardist, and a filmmaker (who made the kind of films you wouldn’t want your...

The Vampire Hormone: What Dental Hygienists Need to Know

Don’t think this is another informative essay telling us women that our hormones will suck the life out of us. I’m speaking of melatonin. Melatonin has the nickname of vampire hormone because its production begins when it starts getting dark and shies away from the light. Anyone who knows me observes that anything related to sleep always makes me all...

Resigning: How to Quit in a Small Dental Practice

We are in a new decade, in case you haven’t heard, which by the way, is debatable as some say the decade begins in 2021. That would be helpful to alleviate all this pressure, wouldn’t it? The voice of reinvention is loud – Be bold! Move on! All this forward-thinking can be the catalyst to begin a new future,...

Dental Prevention: 6 Ways to Help Patients Counter Cognitive Decline

The key to solving most chronic diseases is prevention, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cognitive decline are no different. Hundreds of billions of dollars have gone into research with no consensus on treatment or cure, but there is significant evidence that the answer is in what is called “modifiable risk factors.”1,2 Dr. Rudy Tanzi is one of the leading...

The Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea Dental Professionals Should Know

My niece has worked at a well-known coffee shop for a long time. I remember that I would pick up my son from school and stop by her store for a visit. It would be after 2:00 pm and I wanted to grab a drink, but I couldn’t drink caffeine that late in my day. She recommended I try an...