VIDEO: Kara RDH Discusses the AeroPro® Cordless Prophy Handpiece System

Disclosure: This video is sponsored content from Premier Dental as part of our sponsored partner program. Discover how the AeroPro® Cordless Prophy Handpiece System from Premier Dental helps reduce splatter and improves ergonomics – two important things during these challenging times! AeroPro® is a lightweight, ergonomic cordless, and pedal-less handpiece that provides greater mobility, control, and the choice of prophy angles. It...

VIDEO: Kara RDH Discusses LISTERINE® Gum Therapy

Disclosure: This video is sponsored content from LISTERINE® as part of our sponsored partner program. Watch this video where Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, discusses LISTERINE® Gum Therapy and how it can reverse the signs of early gum disease! Did you know that over 90% of the world’s population has some degree of chronic gingivitis? In the US alone, at least 75% of adults...

Fostering Resilience for the Dental Professional: How to Avoid Burnout

Ask any experienced health-care professional what his or her goals are as clinicians, and the response will likely be something along the lines of placing patients first or doing what is best for those who need it. Regardless of the type of clinician, being able to guide an individual to health in any capacity requires the caregiver to retain...

Dental Career Longevity: Healthy Immune System for Healthy Job Performance

The immune system is essential as it is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend the body against infections. Other parts of this system are made up of white blood cells, antibodies, lymph nodes, and organs, and the system's primary purpose is to kill the pathogen without harming the host. The dental field is considered a high-risk job...

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What is CRISPR and How Could it Change Dentistry?

I’m sure we can all agree that the 21st century has already yielded extraordinary technological advances. What if I told you that there is something on the horizon that may prove to be the most transformative so far? It could potentially change our lives and society more than even the smartphone. It’s called CRISPR, and, as members of the...

Kirtan Kriya: 12 Minutes that Help Relieve Dental Occupational Stress

Most of us understand the basic mechanics of yoga. It is a system of physical postures and breathing exercises that promote well-being and the calming of the mind. The literal meaning is "merging two into one." Yoga is picking up speed within the dental community to help with career stress and helping to reduce the physical pain that may...

Sugarfree Gum: How It Can Benefit Oral Health

Chewing gum has been around for hundreds of years, and we have all dealt with it in some form or fashion. It could be that your child enjoys chewing gum while trying to perfect his or her bubble-blowing skills. Maybe you have unpleasantly found it by stepping in the sticky goo while walking through a parking lot. Many keep...

The Risk of Periodontal Disease Transmission from Dogs to Humans

Article co-written by Kayla Wells, RDH, BS, and Lauren Owen, BSDH, RDH. You arrive home from a long day at the office, and all you want to do is lie down for a moment and relax those muscles you have exerted all day. Your sweet pup comes up and licks your hand or licks your cheek because he or she...

Keeping a Grateful Heart in Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene is a highly rewarding profession that allows us to serve our communities. We help patients maintain an important part of their overall health, sometimes contributing to transformations that allow people to smile again. We grow with our patients and their families over time, and those we work with on a daily basis become like family. However, as...

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