It's not a compliment when I say you have deep pockets - Dental Truth
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"Some days you can find Christy Jo Fogarty at Children’s Dental Services in Minneapolis, checking kids for cavities. Other times she’s at an elementary school or driving a mobile clinic to towns beyond the suburbs, where shopping centers abruptly give way to cornfields.
Many of the 4,000 children she sees each year have never been to a dentist, Ms. Fogarty says. As a dental therapist, she focuses on those without much access to care—something all too common in Minnesota’s immigrant and rural communities. Only about one-third of dentists nationally, according to a 2014 survey by the American Dental Association, take patients covered by public assistance, such as Medicaid.
Healthy Teeth Habits Dental Hygienists Swear By
When you're in the chair, it may feel a lecture, but to the dental hygienist taking care of you, it's essential education. Because even the most thorough professional cleaning every six months (or so) can't replace the need for good oral self-care the other 363 days a year. Here, veteran dental hygienists revisit the top advice they give their patients – and why.
Now That I Can Speak: Answers for My Dental Hygienist
I hesitate to write about my dental hygienist, because I'm afraid she's going to read this blog and I'm going to have to face her in six months. If I disparage her, she's got sharp instruments and a shitty attitude that I could see her using against me.
Pros and cons of being a dental hygienist
Did you have a fascination with the tooth fairy as a child? Or always looked forward to going to the dentist? Then perhaps a career as a dental hygienist is right for you.
Slowing the ‘silent epidemic’
So what can we do, as hygienists, to stop the silent epidemic? There are a number of steps we can take and ideas we can implement...
6 Great Dental Hygiene Tips For Healthy, White Teeth
Are you tired of keeping your lips tight shut in social circles? Or perhaps you know someone having some serious dental nightmare? Here are some dental hygiene tips to ensure that you always you maintain good healthy, white teeth.
Confessions of a Dental Hygienist
Although I never imagined when I was younger that I would be in this profession, I like helping people and have always found satisfaction in spreading a little of my knowledge.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, accuracy and integrity in our mission of education supporting oral health care professionals and those allied with the dental industry.
Help for Dental Hygienists
An interactive and informative site designed for dental hygienists who want to take their careers a step further. Whether you are new to the dental field or a seasoned hygienist I hope that you find the information on this site gives you useful ideas and helpful suggestions. ~Do what you love, and love what you do~
With Hygienetown...No hygienist will ever have to practice solo again.
International Journal of Dental Hygiene
International Journal of Dental Hygiene is the official scientific peer-reviewed journal of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH). The journal brings the latest scientific news, high quality commissioned reviews as well as clinical, professional and educational developmental and legislative news to the profession world-wide.
Journal of Dental Hygiene
The Journal of Dental Hygiene is the premier, peer-reviewed scientific research publication. In each issue, ADHA members will find articles help them make evidence-based treatment decisions and more
My Life as a Dental Hygienist
I’m a Floss threading,Pocket probing, Root planning, Enamel scaling, Perio preventing, Biofilm removing, Oral cancer checking,Prevention Specializing Dental Hygienist... Yeah…I “clean teeth”!
The articles in RDH magazine are edited to assist American dental hygienists with their careers.
RDH Under One Roof
RDH Under One Roof has become the leading dental hygiene show in the country PennWell also holds several symposiums, focusing on topics ranging from dental practice transitions to the link between oral and systemic health.
American Dental Hygienists' Association
ADHA believes in helping dental hygienists achieve their full potential as they seek to improve the public’s oral health. We support your goals by helping to ensure access to quality oral health care; promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels.
British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy
The mission of BSDHT is to represent the interests of members and to provide a consultative body for public and private organisations on all matters relating to dental hygiene and therapy. We aim to work with other professional and regulatory groups to provide the highest level of information to our members as well as to the general public.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dental hygienists need an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. Programs typically take 3 years to complete. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed; requirements vary by state.
California Dental Hygienists’ Association
The Mission of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association...
Advance the art and science of dental hygiene, Increase the public's awareness of the cost effective benefits of prevention, Ensure access to quality oral health care, Promote the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice, Promote dental hygiene research, Promote the interests of dental hygienists.
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
CDHA exists so that its members are able to provide quality preventive and therapeutic oral health care as well as health promotion for the Canadian public.
Dental Hygiene Canada
Many dental hygienists work independently outside of a traditional dental practice, and have established their own offices in convenient locations in the community or in their homes. Others use mobile equipment to deliver services to a wide variety of clients, including children, seniors, and residents in long-term care.
Helping dental professionals worldwide promote oral health has been an integral part of PennWell’s business for more than 100 years. With a long-standing tradition of serving the dental industry with a comprehensive mix of timely publications and educational conferences, PennWell’s Dental Division is the unsurpassed source of information where dental professionals look first to see what’s happening next.
We partner with dental groups to support the development and enhance the value of their dental hygiene team.
At Inspired Hygiene, we love partnering with dentists, hygienists and office managers to help you elevate your hygiene services, systems and profits.
International Federation of Dental Hygienists
The IFDH is an international non-governmental organization, free from any political, racial, or religious ties. It is incorporated and registered in the United States as a 501(c6) non-profit organization. It unites dental hygiene associations from around the world in their common cause of promoting dental health.
National Dental Hygienists' Association
The NDHA is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. It is an organization for licensed minority dental hygienists who have graduated from accredited dental hygiene programs and minority dental hygiene students who are enrolled in accredited programs.