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Heather Tumolo, RDH, BSBA, MA

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After earning a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Heather Tumolo, RDH, BSBA, MA, continued her education with a Master’s in Arts Administration. Ultimately, Heather decided dental hygiene is her passion and completed the dental hygiene program at Community College of Philadelphia. She now lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two-year-old son.

Oral Manifestations of COVID-19: Early Studies Suggest Possible Systemic Link

Information is updated often while we are still studying COVID-19 and its effects. Dental hygienists should be aware of even possible legitimate theories from scientists since this is a novel virus. Recently, scientists have been making an oral health connection to COVID-19. In addition, patients often look to hygienists and other dental health professionals to have a dialogue about the...

How Dental Hygienists Can Introduce Gallstones Into the Oral-Systemic Discussion

As a dental hygienist, I thought I had a decent overall understanding of the human body since our curriculum includes biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology. One day out of the blue, I experienced abdominal pain so severe I thought it was a severe acid reflux attack. It was a little strange for me because, if I occasionally get a mild...