Your legacy in dental hygiene

Your gifts and contributions should be what the profession remembers about you BY JOANN R. GURENLIAN, RDH, PhD This year, our profession lost two great dental hygienists: Michele Darby, RDH, MS, and Irene Woodall, RDH, PhD. Both colleagues were dental hygiene educators, researchers, advocates, authors, speakers, champions, and mentors. They touched so many lives and…
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Why educating the entire team in oral cancer detection protocol is critical

Ensuring your entire team has the necessary education and training to follow and understand oral cancer detection protocols can be crucial to effective patient care. Imagine this: The doctor is doing his/her examination with a dental hygiene patient and discovers an area of concern while doing the oral cancer screening. Questions begin to swirl in…
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The not-so-boring truth about the rules for dental CE

When I hear the words “rules and regulations,” I instantly want to get in my jammies, grab a soft blanket, light a fire, and fall asleep. There is nothing in that phrase that makes me want to continue listening. However, when I hear the words “inactive license” or “license is in default,” my blood pressure…
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