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Workplace conflicts: Tips for the dental hygienist who wants to stay above the fray

When we graduate from dental hygiene school and enter the workforce, it is the skills that we attained and the desire to help people that drive us. We do not think when we…

Tuesday's with Transitions

Patients Need A Reason to Return…

What is the number one reason why patients do not return for their hygiene visits?  Doctors and team members: if you don’t know, you need to find out! We’ve all heard the excuses; illness,…

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Mid-level dental providers — affordable, accessible dental care for an aging, high risk community

Dental hygienists and therapists have been empowered by legislators in Canada, the UK and increasingly in the US to deliver dental services outside of the dental practice.  There has been a boom in…

Partners In Prevention 1

The persistence of high dental spending

More studies are showing that a small segment of the community needs medical care on an ongoing basis.  This pattern is called persistent care and it seems to be associated to those with more…

Partners In Prevention 1

“Hygienists treating cavities is something to smile about!”

This was a recent headline in the Los Angeles Times. The article outlines a new California law that authorizes dental hygienists to treat cavities without a dentist on site by placing low-cost, temporary…

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