Hygienetown Magazine - 2017

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Airway Support Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH looks at how to retain healthy enamel during treatment
by Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH
Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH looks at how to retain healthy enamel during treatment
POLL With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
With our monthly poll you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how dentistry is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s topic and results.
You Should Know Confadent Chewing Gum
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Hygienetown magazine
Confadent Chewing Gum
Women in Dentistry: Words to live by Julie Charlestein, president and CEO of Premier Dental, describes the three main qualities that have helped her become a great leader.
by Julie Charlestein
Julie Charlestein, president and CEO of Premier Dental, describes the three main qualities that have helped her become a great leader.
 Name that Oral Lesion! Dr. Seena Patel of Southwest Orofacial Group shares several images from case studies and challenges readers to identify what the radiographs reveal.
by Dr. Seena Patel
Dr. Seena Patel of Southwest Orofacial Group shares several images from case studies and challenges readers to identify what the radiographs reveal.
Continuing Education: Cracking the Code A look at expanded CDT coding as a means to better dentistry.
by Patti DiGangi, RDH
A look at expanded CDT coding as a means to better dentistry.
A Matter of Degrees Hygiene educator Dee Humphrey, RDH, discusses the ergonomic issue that brought an early end to her clinical practice, and how dentists and hygienists can avoid the same fact through research and reflection.
by Dee Humphrey, RDH, BHSc
Hygiene educator Dee Humphrey, RDH, discusses the ergonomic issue that brought an early end to her clinical practice, and how dentists and hygienists can avoid the same fact through research and reflection.
Industry News Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the dental industry.
Townie Choice Awards Product Showcase It’s summertime—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services offered in the dental industry.
It’s summertime—time to cast your vote for the most dependable, user-friendly, can’t-live-without products and services offered in the dental industry.
Professional Courtesy: Winners Vote, Voters Win It’s that time of year again! Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares how important it is to participate in this year’s Townie Choice Awards voting season.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD
It’s that time of year again! Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares how important it is to participate in this year’s Townie Choice Awards voting season.
A Guaranteed Win in Vegas! Take a look at some highlights of the 15th annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas­—and learn what to look forward to next year in Orlando.
Take a look at some highlights of the 15th annual Townie Meeting in Las Vegas­—and learn what to look forward to next year in Orlando.
Professional Courtesy:  Planning Ahead Were you able to make it to Townie Meeting this year? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares some of the highlights of this year’s meeting and invites you to join us at our new destination next year, Orlando.
by Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, editorial director, Dentaltown magazine
Were you able to make it to Townie Meeting this year? Dr. Thomas Giacobbi, Dentaltown editorial director, shares some of the highlights of this year’s meeting and invites you to join us at our new destination next year, Orlando.
CE: Understanding Survivors  of Childhood Abuse Hygienetown Clinical Director Linda Douglas shares information about recognizing and treating patients who are survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and how their experiences may affect their oral care regimens.
by Linda Douglas, RDH
Hygienetown Clinical Director Linda Douglas shares information about recognizing and treating patients who are survivors of physical or sexual abuse, and how their experiences may affect their oral care regimens.
Pulp Vitality in Pediatric Patients Dr. Jarod Johnson discusses pulp therapy in pediatric patients—specifically, treating deep carious lesions in vital permanent teeth.
by Jarod Johnson, DDS
Dr. Jarod Johnson discusses pulp therapy in pediatric patients—specifically, treating deep carious lesions in vital permanent teeth.
Mastering the Spectrum of Care Dental hygienist Cheryl DiVita and dental marketing manager Katie Zoratti share tips on treating children with autism—from preplanning at home to procedures  in the chair.
by Cheryl DiVita, RDH, and Katie Zoratti, MS, MBA
Dental hygienist Cheryl DiVita and dental marketing manager Katie Zoratti share tips on treating children with autism—from preplanning at home to procedures in the chair.
Women in Dentistry: The Secrets of Her Success The first installment of Dentaltown’s quarterly series about women in dentistry features Dr. Pamela Marzban, whose first-person article shares some of the tactics and tips she put into action when running her own successful practice.
by Dr. Pamela Marzban
The first installment of Dentaltown’s quarterly series about women in dentistry features Dr. Pamela Marzban, whose first-person article shares some of the tactics and tips she put into action when running her own successful practice.
Eating Disorders Hygienetown clinical director Linda Douglas discusses how hygienists can understand and screen for eating disorders in patients.
by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc
Hygienetown clinical director Linda Douglas discusses how hygienists can understand and screen for eating disorders in patients.
CE: Silver Diamine Fluoride: Another Arrow in the Quiver to Defeat Decay Educators Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi discuss how silver diamine fluoride can stop tooth decay in its tracks.
by Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi
Educators Judy Bendit and Patti DiGangi discuss how silver diamine fluoride can stop tooth decay in its tracks.
There’s No Time Like the Present for Hygienists 2017 Townie Meeting speaker Nancy Adair discusses why there’s never been a better time to be a dental hygienist.
by Nancy Adair, RDH
2017 Townie Meeting speaker Nancy Adair discusses why there’s never been a better time to be a dental hygienist.
Office Visit: Aloha, Arizona! Hawaiian-born hygienist tells her story, shares practice tips Take a look inside Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi’s office in Chandler, Arizona, and discover more about one of his hygienists, Roceleigh Eda.
by Kyle Patton, associate editor, Dentaltown magazine
Take a look inside Dentaltown editorial director Dr. Thomas Giacobbi’s office in Chandler, Arizona, and discover more about one of his hygienists, Roceleigh Eda.
Making a Good First Impression: To pave the way for a great final result, use the right techniques a Dr. Geetha Damodaran shares her process for taking accurate traditional impressions—a must when submitting information to clear-aligner companies.
by Dr. Geetha Damodaran
Dr. Geetha Damodaran shares her process for taking accurate traditional impressions—a must when submitting information to clear-aligner companies.
Does My Patient Need a Gum Graft? Dentaltown board member Dr. Brian Gurinsky discusses the classification system for tissue grafts, and how to understand how to determine if a patient needs one.
by Dr. Brian S. Gurinsky
Dentaltown board member Dr. Brian Gurinsky discusses the classification system for tissue grafts, and how to understand how to determine if a patient needs one.

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