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Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS

Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS
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Anne O. Rice, BS, RDH, FAAOSH, CDP, graduated from Wichita State University, and then continued her studies and earned a bachelor’s degree in oral health promotion. She is a graduate of the BaleDoneen Preceptorship course for cardiovascular disease prevention for health-care practitioners. After almost 30 years of clinical care, she found Oral Systemic Seminars and is passionate about educating the community on all things oral-systemic health and is focused on prevention strategies for dementia and those relationships in dentistry. In 2020, Anne became a Fellow with the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and became Certified as a Brain Longevity Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. Please reach out to Anne, anneorice@gmail.com, or visit her website www.anneorice.com.

The Power of Water: Brain Fuel for the Dental Hygienist

How many of us would revolt if, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were told that we could not have coffee? At times, I have felt I could not function without my java. Through the years, I have investigated coffee’s benefits to cognitive health, and some research shows that moderate coffee intake may promote a healthy brain.1 Additionally, research shows it...

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...

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...