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The expert advice: Dental patient compliance hinges on effective communication strategies – RDH Magazine

By Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MSEd, AADHCompliance: from the Latin word complire, meaning to fill up and hence to complete an action, transaction, or process and to fulfill a promise. The acting in accordance with, or the yielding to a desire, request, condition, direction.Most dental hygienists would agree that motivating patients to adopt good oral

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How dental professionals can respond to "oil pulling" patients – Dentistry IQ

Note: Although the literature on oil pulling has increased substantially in western countries in recent years, there is still much confusion among dental professionals about the proper response to a patient who has adopted this alternative therapy. In this article, Chicago cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica T. Emery, founder and owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft,

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A Recipe For Patient Education | Registered Dental Hygienists – RDH Magazine

Mix these ingredients for enriching encounters.by Barbara Alexander, RDH The first book introduced in many dental hygiene programs is Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist by Dr. Esther M. Wilkins. The book opens with a definition of dental hygienists, followed by a description of what hygienists do. Dr. Wilkins’ definition of hygienists is:“The registered dental

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Fatigue During Pregnancy: Causes, How to Fight Exhaustion – What To Expect

We believe you should always know the source of the information you’re reading. Learn more about our editorial and medical review policies.Medically reviewed to ensure accuracy.Nothing sounds more appealing or necessary most of the time than a plunge into your pillows. Sound familiar?If it does, you’re in good company. It’s normal to feel tired when you’re pregnant.

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Reflecting on dental hygiene school: Tips about school I wish I could have told myself – RDH Magazine

Kara VavroskyHygiene school. Some may read those words and remember the tears shed and their overwhelmed and stressed feelings. Others may remember the wonderful times, friends they made, and the joy of hard work turning into success. For me, it’s a combination of all of the above. For those students just beginning their journey through

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Help in explaining diabetes | Registered Dental Hygienists – RDH Magazine

Dental hygienists’ role in diabetes education involves looking, listening, and feeling tooBY Gail Johnson, RDHMy husband and I took our two-year-old son, who was lethargic, constantly urinating, and had uncontrollable thirst and an insatiable appetite, to the emergency room. We informed the admitting nurse that our son had Type 1 diabetes.“Did your doctor send you

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Survey says … how dental patients prefer to be contacted – Dentistry IQ

Knowing what patients want can be very helpful to dentists as far as gaining and retaining patients, and that includes how patients want to be contacted when it comes to appointment reminders or appointment scheduling.Gaby Loria, a market researcher at Software Advice, a company that reviews practice management software, conducted a recent survey regarding how

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Your dentist may be ripping you off. Here are 7 tips to help you avoid it. – Vox.com

by Joseph StrombergThere’s an invisible problem in dentistry: some dentists using “creative diagnosis” to perform unnecessary work in the interest of making extra money.There isn’t hard data on how often this occurs, but it’s clear that it’s a big issue — as highlighted by an op-ed by a dentist in American Dental Association News. Due

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