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Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP

Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP
Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP, is a graduate of University of Bridgeport: Fones School of Dental Hygiene and founder of A Higher Learning, LLC. She is a member of the National Dental Hygienists’ Association, Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, serves as a delegate for the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Immediate Past President of the District of Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is the co-founder of RDH Innovations, LLC and Dental Implants Uncovered Facebook Study Group. Shavonne was recently celebrated as one of Dimension of Dental Hygiene’s Top 6 Dental Hygienists You Should Know for Clinical Practice. With a background as Implant Care Practitioner in Oral Surgery, Shavonne has cultivated a pathway for dental hygienists to work intraprofessional alongside Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Join the online Facebook Group: Dental Implants Uncovered Study Group and keep up to date on the latest recommendations for implant care.

Are Dental Hygienists Adequately Trained to Care for Implant Patients?

The dental hygiene profession is light years behind on knowledge and the best practices for implant care. In 2012, the Journal of Dental Hygiene published the results of a survey that gauged the knowledge and clinical approach of practicing dental hygienists in respect to dental implant maintenance. Out of the 213 respondents, only 25 said they received training on...

Do Dental Implants Really Look Like Teeth? Significance of Restorative Design in Plaque Accumulation

The restorations that are supported by dental implants are designed to resemble a natural dentition, but do dental implants really look like teeth? If you examine the anatomy and, in some cases, the positioning of an implant in comparison to how teeth are in the jaw, there can be major differences in respect to diameter, shape, size, contour, and...