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Homework Assignment Sparked Kara Vavrosky’s Rise in Dental Media

An optional homework assignment to create a clinical reference guide in dental hygiene school led one of Folio magazine’s 2020 Top Women in Media award recipients to witness the power of written communication. Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer for Today’s RDH, will receive recognition on September 9th in New York City in front of publishers of all...

Coronavirus: The Current Science Behind SARS-CoV-2 and How it Impacts Dentistry

Editor’s Note: Information about COVID-19 is changing on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. We have made every attempt to ensure this article is up to date at the time of publication, but with the rapid changes occurring, some information may have changed since publication. Please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov/ for the latest news and information on COVID-19. Unless you are living under a rock, you...

Got the Quarantined Blues? Boredom Busters for Homebound Hygienists

Editor's Note: Information about COVID-19 is changing on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. We have made every attempt to ensure this article is up-to-date at the time of publication, but with the rapid changes occurring, some information may have changed since publication. Please visit https://www.coronavirus.gov/ for the latest news and information on COVID-19. The world as we know it is very different...

Exploration of the Human Mouth: Bacterial Colonies Do Present Dangers

The human mouth is a sodden ecosystem housing billions of microorganisms − mostly bacteria − burrowing in our gingiva, living within plaque, and surviving on our tongues. Dental plaque and the surface of the tongue are among the densest microbial habitats on Earth.1 In fact, 100 billion organisms exist per gram of plaque.1 Scientists have unveiled over 700 different...

QUIZ: Test Your Selective Polishing Protocol Knowledge!

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Brushing Up on National Children’s Dental Health Month

As February begins, stores across the country are filled with all things pink, red, and chocolate. Large stuffed animals and cards line the aisles. For dental professionals, February has an equally important occasion to celebrate. Each year, February is recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Sponsored by the American Dental Association, this month of oral health promotion first began...

Hygiene Hacks: 25 Tips to Simplify a Day of Dental Hygiene

With the start of a new year, many of us reflect on how we can improve ourselves. For some, it’s the need to get more sleep, read more, eat healthy, or get in shape. That’s one reason the gyms are full in January, and exercise equipment goes on sale. We all want to be and do better! All of us...

QUIZ: Test Your Saliva & Xerostomia Knowledge

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Mandibular Anterior Crowding: What is the Etiology?

When working clinically, a common question I receive is: “Will my wisdom teeth make my teeth crowded?” Many discussions in dental hygiene forums end with little consensus. Many studies have investigated the possible link. But is it really that simple? Can one single entity be the cause of mandibular anterior crowding? I have found that mandibular anterior crowding is one of...

Kara RDH Demonstrates Injection-free Dental Anesthesia Using Cetacaine Liquid

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Video sponsored by Cetylite. Kara RDH discusses and demonstrates the features, benefits and technique to use non-injectable Cetacaine Liquid (benzocaine 14%, butamben 2%, tetracaine HCl 2%) in patients, for long lasting anesthesia to the mucous membrane for soft tissue periodontal treatments. A Cetacaine Liquid 30g bottle treats up to 300 quadrants for less than $2 per dose. Anesthesia takes effect...

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