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Wild swings in the practice of clinical hygiene
Wild swings in the practice of clinical hygieneThe trend of lower pay and unreliable schedules is affecting many American workers, including dental hygienists.
How to handle emotions in the dental practice
How to handle emotions in the dental practiceWhile everyone tries to put on a brave face at work, sometimes emotions can take their toll.
Dentistry and the opioid epidemic: what you need to know
Dentistry and the opioid epidemic: what you need to knowTaking a look at the role the dental industry plays in the opioid overdose crisis and what dentists can do about it.
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse?
Are dentists contributing to antibiotic overuse?Though unintentional, the prescribing patterns of dentists can contribute to allergic reactions and antibiotic overuse.
Survey reveals 48 percent of hygienists don't feel adequately compensated
Survey reveals 48 percent of hygienists don't feel adequately compensatedLack of recognition and no opportunity for advancement were cited as major concerns.
5 things you need to know about personal protective equipmentUnderstanding when and why you need to wear PPE can help to prevent the spread of infection at your office.
7 reasons to respect a hygienist
7 reasons to respect a hygienistHygienists do much more than just clean teeth. Here's a reminder of why you should value them at your practice.
Using silver diamine fluoride as a new caries management solution
Using silver diamine fluoride as a new caries management solutionExploring the advantages and disadvantages of using SDF for specific patient populations.
Is doxycycline safe for use in children?
Is doxycycline safe for use in children?For many years, dentists and doctors were discouraged from using doxycycline with children, but newer data suggests otherwise.
How to handle mental health issues in the dental practice
How to handle mental health issues in the dental practiceMental health can be a difficult topic to discuss, but doing so may save a coworker's life.