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Jenna Arcaro, RDH

Jenna Arcaro, RDH
Jenna Arcaro is a registered dental hygienist from Telford, Pennsylvania. She is a bookworm, a dog-person, and the author of two fiction novels.

Hygiene Burnout: You May Actually be an Introvert, Not Burnt Out

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently added more details about occupational burnout to the International Classification of Diseases. Consequently, the topic of hygiene burnout is more relevant than ever.1 A staggering percentage of hygienists (17%) fantasize about a career change at least once per month, according to a 2015 survey, and graduates after 2010 reported the least amount of...

How Hygienists Can Counter Unsupervised Ortho & Clip-On Veneers

Unfortunately, this has become an era of marketing schemes, and we can all agree that dental hygienists are not their demographic targets. New cosmetic and teeth-straightening products have emerged with the consumer market in mind. The products are becoming so accessible that it may even be the next drug-store impulse buy. Patients may be picking up some clear aligners...

Functional Medicine: Antimicrobials Should Treat Causes of Perio, Not Just Symptoms

Functional medicine is not a new concept, but it is gaining in popularity.1 A progressive hybrid of holistic and Western medicine, functional medicine aims not only to control the symptoms of disease but focus instead on the causes of disease. Dental hygienists spend much of their time combating the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, prompting the question: Are we treating...