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32 Teeth Hygiene - PeriodontalInvolved Model from Buyamag Inc. The Gum opens and close to normal position. Soft Pink SiliconeMaterial Gingivae is sectioned interproximally and through thebuccal at the mid line. Gingivae can opens, allowing easyPatient Demonstration Periodontal Disease or During...  Read More
Music With Lyrics, Save It For The Parties (Not For Studying).
Music With Lyrics, Save It For The Parties (Not For Studying).I like Bruno Mars (I actually love him), but not when I work or study (I still study to make content for ). You may have the songs that empower you, make you feel great, and are fun. But save them for the shower, party nights, or the...  Read More
There Was A Problem With Dental Hygiene Exam Prep Courses!
There Was A Problem With Dental Hygiene Exam Prep Courses!Welcome to dental hygiene boards prep solution! If you are reading this post, that means you are ready to graduate! You know you can overcome anything, right? But if you are having difficulties choosing a dental hygiene exam review tool to...  Read More
How To Create A Compensation Plan For Dental Hygienists
The field of dentistry has witnessed several changes over the past ten years, and one facet that has been seeing improvements is the pay scale. Dental hygienists, in particular, have been seeing a gradual increase in the benefits that they experience owing to the prevalent need for professionals...  Read More
Let's Learn From Those Who Failed!
Student K (nickname) was a top student in her program. Nobody had ever imagined that she would fail the dental hygiene boards.Some students “FAIL” at the Dental Hygiene National Boards (NBDHE, NDHCE). Student P (nickname) failed the written boards twice. P was an excellent clinician and was loved...  Read More
T-Bone Speaks: Why You Should Never Take Your Hygienist For Granted with Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach
        Welcome back to another highly anticipated episode of T-Bone Speaks. In this episode, I interview Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach from  about working in a small-town dental practice and why you should value your dental hygienists.Dr. Leslie Holmes-Leach is from Anderson County and has worked in the...  Read More
Indications and Contraindications for Coronal Polishing [Dental Hygiene]
What is coronal polishing?Coronal polishing is defined as the procedure that removes plaque and stain from the coronal surfaces of teeth. It gives the patient the “clean and sparkly” feeling and concludes many dental appointments. As much as the patient may love having their teeth...  Read More
[Embryology] How to remember the stages of tooth development
During one of my latest presentation, while we were talking about Embryology and Histology, one of the students asked me what type of memory techniques I use to memorize content. I thought it was a great question so today I would like to share with you a few easy tips on how to memorize the...  Read More
Episode 16: Fundamentals of Dental Ergonomics
Ergonomic solutions not working out for you? Take 7 minutes to explore the fundamentals of understanding posturing while practicing dentistry from a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or Podbean. Episode 16: The Fundamentals ...  Read More
I Needed Therapy so I Started a Web Blog
For a number of years, I've been able to find work writing dental blogs for marketing firms and dental offices. It's a nice part time gig, but my name could never be associated with them as a ghost writer. I love educating the public and writing is my therapy too so a month or so ago, I decided to...  Read More
Episode 7: Native American Heritage Month and Family Values
November is a time of reflection, gratitude, and family values. Did you also know that November is Native American Heritage Month? Co-founder, Christie, is Wamponoag and for this month we decided to share her beautiful heritage and values. Jasmin has learned so much from Christie over the years....  Read More
When one sets out to chose careers the choices are many. You can go into law if you like ligation and defense or you can go into the field of medicine. One of the first levels in dentistry as far as a career path goes in studying and training to complete Dental Assistant, which can involve training...  Read More
039 Dr B Interviews Deb Roberge – Recruiting and Hiring Dental Personnel
039 Dr B Interviews Deb Roberge – Recruiting and Hiring Dental Personnel Tune in every week for more episodes. Visit Deb Roberge’s 40+ years in all aspects of the dental industry have provided her with...  Read More
Ep. 24 – Lessons In Hiring (And Firing) Your First Hygienist
Episode 24 – Lessons In Hiring (And Firing) Your F Content originally appeared at:  Read More
How to Make Your Dental Hygienist Happy
Most people have their teeth by a dental hygienist. These para professionals undergo twoto four years of training (most earn a two-year associate’s degree) in order toclean your teeth, x-ray them, and check them out for bigger problems (this iswhen your dentist might come in to inspect...  Read More
For laymen, a dental assistant and a dental hygienist may look like one and the same, but there is a big difference between the two. If you’re planning to enter the dental industry, or just want to gain more information before you undergo your next dental procedure, it is important for you to...  Read More
The Future of Dental Hygiene
What Can The Past of Dental Hygiene Tell Us of the Future?I have been a member of the American Academy of Periodontology for myentire thirty plus year career. I attended the majority of the annualmeetings. I wish I kept all the programs from those meetings becausethey would tell an interesting...  Read More
The Three Bears Of Dental Instrument Sharpening
What could the Three Bears possibly have to do with dental instrumentsharpening? Well, you don’t want to use a sharpening stone that’s toohard or too soft. You want the one that’s just right!If you read my previous blogs you know I prefer to use a slightlycoarser grit sharpener....  Read More
Dental Instrument Sharpening Stone – Fine or Medium Grit?
In my last blog I recommended the use of a medium grit instrumentsharpener instead of the fine Arkansas grit sharpener most of us weretrained with. I mentioned the benefits included the ability to sharpenfaster and the creation of functional wire edges (below) which canenhance the removal of...  Read More
Dental Instrument Sharpening
How To Achieve The All Important 15 Degree Bevel in Dental Instrument SharpeningMostdental professionals who are experienced in hand sharpening scalers andcurettes advocate a 15 degree bevel - the angle between the face of theinstrument and the sharpened side the instrument. What’s important...  Read More
3 Reasons Why You Should Sharpen Dental Instruments Chair-side
3 Reasons Why You Should Sharpen Dental Instruments Chair-sideChair-side sharpening of my scalers and curettes is something I’vedone throughout my career as a periodontist. In each of my scaling androot planing kits, and in my surgical set-ups, I have a sterile dentalinstrument sharpening...  Read More
Deliver Exceptional Scaling and Root Planing With Sharp Dental Instruments
Sharp dentalinstruments are essential for the delivery of exceptional scaling androot planing. Sharp instruments do indeed “sharpen your performance”.There are many reasons for this.Sharp instruments allow you towork faster. Calculus removal is more complete with fewer strokes...  Read More
5 Resume Building Tips for Dental Professionals
Right now is a great time to work in the field of dental health. According to the, the projected job growth from 2012 to 2022 is 16 percent for dentists, 25 percent for dental assistants, and 33 percent for dental hygienists.Although now is a great time to find a job in dentistry, many dental...  Read More
RDH Roundtable Discussion 1
A Google Hangout with some fellow Townies. If you're a Townie and a hygienist and would like to participate in a future RDH Roundtable Discussion, please let me know. You can just PM me.ParticipantsMark Frias, RDHAndrew Johnston, RDHDaniel Lopez, RDHTopicsWhat do you think about mid-level...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Pre-Scheduling of Hygiene Patients
To insure the viability of the practice, at least 85% to 90% of the patients should leave the office with an appointment or a future recall date. Why not schedule 100% of the patients? Not every patient should be pre-scheduled because they can't be trusted to keep the appointment. This is why it is...  Read More
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