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Noelle Adams, RDH, BSDH

Noelle Adams, RDH, BSDH
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Noelle Adams, RDH, BSDH, grew up in Yakima, Washington, and moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in July 2017 when she married her wonderful husband, Jordan. She graduated from Yakima Valley College with her Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves going to work every day and making patients feel cared for and comfortable, so their dental experience is a good one. Outside of the office, Noelle is an avid reader and loves dogs and dinosaurs.

Chlorhexidine: An Update

Our goal as hygienists in treating active periodontal disease is not only to remove calculus contributing to bacterial growth and chronic inflammation but also to kill the bacteria which causes periodontal disease progression. Many of us were taught in school to irrigate periodontal pockets with chlorhexidine gluconate following non-surgical periodontal therapy/SRP to ensure bacterial destruction, as chlorhexidine has been...

IO-My! Getting the Perfect Anesthesia Injection

Does anyone else feel terrible when a patient nervously asks, "Am I getting a shot?" and you have to break the news of several injections? Maxillary quadrant anesthesia is often approached with a PSA, MSA, and multiple infiltrations over anterior teeth. While this is a valid approach, I prefer to minimize injections for my patients and anesthetize a maxillary quadrant...