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Nicole Howell, RDH, BSDH

Nicole Howell, RDH, BSDH
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Nicole Howell, RDH, BSDH, began her career as a dental assistant in 2003 and continued working in the dental field until she received her Associate Degree from Trident Technical College in 2014 and Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University in 2018. Although she focuses her efforts primarily in clinical patient care, her true calling lies with public outreach and motivating others to push past personal barriers and achieve their goals, both big and small. Feel free to connect Nicole at www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-howell-rdh-bsdh-a29302150

A Refresher to Caries Risk Management Strategies

Dental caries is defined as a “biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues.”1 It is a progressive and chronic process enabled by the continuous provision of a sugar source, often combined with substandard oral hygiene habits, as well as other factors such as the mineral composition of the saliva...

4 Tips to Help Achieve Patient Compliance

We hear about seemingly difficult patients quite often. “My patient was so difficult.” “I can’t believe my patient would possibly tell me he is OK with such poor oral health!” We may even be guilty of making some of the preceding complaints. As clinicians, the care we provide is reliant on the amount of success we can achieve in gaining...