Public health advocates in several other states are working to expand the dental workforce to include dental therapists, and they have drawn support from both ends of the political spectrum. Standing in their way, however, is just one formidable opponent: organized dentistry.
Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath - but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses.
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.
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.
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...
Being a Dental Hygienist, I am well aware of most of the dental products available. I usually CRINGE when I’m in the dental care aisle and see people looking at some of the stuff that I’m not exactly fond of… like Plax brand mouthwash.
Midlevel ‘dental therapists’ can care for underserved Medicaid patients—but dentists see competition.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dentaltown is THE community for dental professionals. Dentaltown.com offers message boards...
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.
Interviews with today's top dentists & tips from world-class dental experts.