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Sahar Attari, BSDH, RDH

Sahar Attari, BSDH, RDH
Sahar Attari, BSDH, RDH, is a registered dental hygienist with seven years of experience as a clinical dental hygienist in general practices settings. She is also a clinical faculty at Moreno Valley College. She is also very involved in her patients’ education and her students’ success. She obtained her bachelor’s in dental hygiene with an emphasis on teaching and education development. She is currently enrolled in a Master in E-learning at the Cal State Eastbay University with the anticipated completion of December 2022. For more information, email her at sahar.attari.j@gmail.com

Oral Pathology: Distinguishing Cysts from Abscesses

Recently, I encountered two situations that inspired this article. I came across a periapical radiograph of a new patient who had a radiolucency, which presented as a well-defined lesion distal to an extracted mandibular second molar. The extraction was done about six months ago. Another incident was when a new patient with a unilocular lesion at the apex of #29...

Elder Care: Dental Hygienists Can Help Seniors Bridge Oral, Systemic Health

In this era, more people are fortunate to know their great grandparents and even their great-great-grandparents ‒ an opportunity that most of our parents or grandparents did not have. The U.S. population of seniors is increasing significantly, and, according to the 2019 census, senior citizens ages 65 and over represent 16.21% of the U.S. population (9% globally).17 By 2030, it...