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Dental Hygienists
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You Don’t Need to Be a Dentist to Fill a Cavity

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.


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 You Don’t Need to Be a Dentist to Fill a Cavity

Midlevel ‘dental therapists’ can care for underserved Medicaid patients—but dentists see competition.

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.

7 Dental Hygiene Products That’ll Give You A Bright And Healthy Smile

Now that you know all the steps to clean your teeth and why flossing is a must, below are seven dental hygiene products we recommend adding to your oral care routine.


The articles in RDH magazine are edited to assist American dental hygienists with their careers.

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.


With Hygienetown...No hygienist will ever have to practice solo again.

Inspired Hygiene

At Inspired Hygiene, we love partnering with dentists, hygienists and office managers to help you elevate your hygiene services, systems and profits.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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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.

Relentless Dentist

Interviews with today's top dentists & tips from world-class dental experts.

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