New AAP Periodontal Classification Guidelines

New and exciting things were happening at this past EuroPerio9 held in Amsterdam from June 20th-23rd, 2018. The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced new periodontal classifications for the AAP Guidelines. The guidelines have not been updated since 1999, so this is a pretty big deal! This was a long time coming as both the American Academy of Periodontology...

A Plea to Dental Hygienists to Get Outdoors

Today, more than ever, we live almost devoid of natural stimuli in our homes, in our cars, at work, and when we relax. Most of our experiences are manufactured for our comfort. For most people, their time outdoors consists of moving from a climate-controlled building to a climate-controlled vehicle, and this cycle is repeated for days, even years. Regardless...

Are you a “Pro”-biotic of the oral microbiome?

Health trends are like bad friends, they come and go. It is easy to get sucked into the pressure of the latest diet and lifestyle trend that is sure to give you that bikini body you have been working to achieve since high school. “Probiotic,” “good bacteria,” “microbiome,” “healthy gut,” are they just trendy buzzwords or have scientists finally...

How Dental Outreach Changes Others, Including You!

It is no secret there is a need for quality dental care worldwide. Many areas, both nationally and internationally, are in dire need for preventative and restorative dental care and do not have the professional workforce to provide care. For some of us, it’s easy to lose sight of how impactful our skill set can be. By sharing my...

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How Foliage Benefits Hygienists’ Health and Well-Being

I am very fortunate to live in an area where the climate seldom restricts me from outdoor activities. While the summer temperature in Houston can be sweltering and humid, I never have to face a freezing winter and imagine an icicle forming on my nose. My other great fortune in terms of locale is that I live next to...

Whitney DiFoggio (Teeth Talk Girl) Launches Tooth Purse with a Mission

If you have ever been interested in getting more involved as a dental hygienist or if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to volunteer, Happy Teeth presents feel-good gear for health-care professionals. Happy Teeth is not only a super cute purse in the shape of a tooth, but it is part of a whole collection of bags designed by health-care...

5 MORE Non-Traditional Career Opportunities for Dental Hygienists

Are you burned out from working traditional, clinical dental hygiene day in and day out? Let’s be real, full-time clinical hygiene is hard on the body, mind, and soul! Even though dental hygienists love the satisfaction of a perfectly scaled tooth and enjoy interacting with patients, clinical practice takes a toll on our entire being. When was the last time...

Clean Your Loupes, Protect Your Eyeballs

Disclosure: This article is sponsored content from Designs for Vision as part of our sponsored partner program. For dental professionals, patient health and safety remain a top priority now more than ever. The expectations are to provide a high standard of care while creating the best possible experience for patients. Hundreds of precautionary measures are taken throughout the day to ensure...

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