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The 5 new words of dental practice ... and what you should know about them

February 17, 2015

In 2008, the American Dental Educators Association (ADEA) formed a committee charged with assembling a glossary of terms for dental educators. Their labors were published in July 2010 Dental Clinics of North Americas. They found this necessary because the teaching of dentistry had changed in light of CAMBRA-Caries Management by Risk Assessment. 

Hammering the two dental hygiene F-words

February 02, 2015

Mass media face tight restrictions on time and space. There are limited minutes to deliver the message in a fast-changing, ever-more complex world, and the tendency can be to oversimplify.

Straight Talk: Revisiting a controversial article and the importance of the Modern Millennial Hygienist

February 17, 2015

There’s no question that Patti DiGangi and Shirley Gutkowski shook things up when they wrote their article, “3 reasons why a Modern Millennial Hygienist does not perio chart.” The article by these two respected dental hygienists took social media by storm and was passionately discussed by their peers throughout the country.

3 reasons why you're exhausted at the end of the work day

April 10, 2015

It’s the end of your workday and you are about ready to walk out the door. You would ideally like to look back on the day and feel energized, productive, and confident in your leadership accomplishments but you don’t. Instead, you are exhausted! 

A size 35 soft toothbrush: Missing in action (Part 1)

February 02, 2015

Over the past 30 years, I have often been thwarted in my attempts to locate a size 35 soft toothbrush in a grocery or drug store, so I can imagine the frustration patients feel trying to follow my home care recommendations at home.