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Indications and Contraindications for Coronal Polishing
Indications and Contraindications for Coronal Polishing ??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...  Read More
How to Remember 90% of What You Have Learned
The Bucket And Water AnalogyLet’s be honest, our brain is like a leaky bucket. While the leaky bucket analogy may sound like a negative connotation, it’s perfectly normal. Unless you were born with a photographic memory, our brains weren’t designed to remember every fact, information, or experience...  Read More
Update - New Hypertension Guidelines
In November 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a new clinical practice guideline on hypertension. In December 2017, following the news, the American Dental Association (ADA) News reported the updates.The guidelines, in a nutshell, state...  Read More
How to Assess Your NBDHE Failed Report
How to Assess Your NBDHE Failed ReportMany students are reaching out to me because they don’t understand the NBDHE failed report card. And the truth is that it can be really confusing. In this article, I am going to show you how to assess your NBDHE failed report card with confidence. Hopefully,...  Read More
Must-know classifications of Dental Caries for the National Dental Hygiene Boards
Must-know classifications of Dental Caries for the National Dental Hygiene Boards- published in DentistryIQ (March 2016) Detecting and recording carious lesions is an essential component of the assessment phase in the dental hygiene process of care. Because of its importance, the National Dental...  Read More
3 Things You Did Not Know About The NBDHE (Dental hygiene boards)
(Adapted from the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination 2015 guide)1). There are three new item types were introduced on the NBDHE in 2012. These items will not be scored and will not have an impact on your results or pass/fail status. Wait what? Not scored?Recommendation: focus on the items...  Read More
Multiple Choice Questions, 3 Tips To Be Better!
You will only see multiple choice questions on the ). There is no fill in the blank or essay (thank goodness!), so mastering a multiple-choice question strategy is crucial to scoring higher. Here are some helpful tips:1. Read the questions without looking at the answer choicesWhy? Because we don’t...  Read More
How to study better for the finals - FOCUS management
3 Ways, Study BETTER with FOCUS managementDental hygiene school is no joke. The final exams are probably haunting you already. How many subjects are you going to be tested on?There are many TIPS out there about “improving how you study.” You all heard about the obvious things such as “don’t...  Read More
5 Small Things You Can Do to Become More Successful
Have you ever wondered what the secret to success is?For most people, it’s not one specific thing. Rather, it’s the result of many daily habits that are repeated over and over. Here are 5 small things you can do every day to ensure that you’re being intentional with your time and spending it on...  Read More
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 car.A recent experiment, conducted by Carol A. Smith and Larry W....  Read More
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 use, maybe I can give you some answers here.You know you...  Read More
How Many Hours Should You Study Daily?
The brain is extremely powerful; we can store almost an unlimited amount of information. But is there a daily limit? The quick answer is yes. Due to its finite size, there is a limit to how much new information the brain can store per day.“The brain has a daily limit.” How much time should I spend...  Read More
How Many Hours Should You Study Daily?
The brain is extremely powerful; we can store almost an unlimited amount of information. But is there a daily limit? The quick answer is yes. Due to its finite size, there is a limit to how much new information the brain can store per day.“The brain has a daily limit.” How much time should I spend...  Read More
Trusting Your Gut on a Test a Good Strategy?
You've heard the advice that trusting your gut on a multiple choice test is the absolute best way to go. Is this a good ?You are sitting in the radiology final exam at your dental hygiene program you will graduate in one year. For questions #13, you stuck between answer choice A and B. You select...  Read More
What Should You Eat the Day of the Exam
One important question we all have (or had) when taking our . What should I eat so I am full, but not sleepy, and keep going for hours without feeling tired? Should I eat a granola bar? Should I eat a full meal? The dental hygiene national exam is especially long, so it important to make your body...  Read More
We found The Answer To The Cause-Effect Questions
We found out the truth about whether those “cause-effect” questions of the NBDHE (Nationals). If you read the National Dental Hygiene Board Exams (NBDHE) official guidelines, you no longer see those “statement – reasoning, or cause-effect” questions that look like this:Q: Spore testing is used...  Read More
Music That Makes You Focus Better!
When we are studying for the  we need all the help we can get. And that includes music! Choose your music wisely because some are too distracting. Music with lyrics can be motivational and pumping, but the words can compete with your study material. So, here is a list of music that is proven to...  Read More
Antibiotic Prophylaxis [Summary]
Artificial joints  /  Infective endocarditis  /  Coronary bypass graft  /  StentAntibiotics prophylaxis mystery solved. Get your answers + WHY, in 5 pages PRINTABLE PDFImpress your friends and co-workers, Go To  This the PDF version of one of the most popular articles Claire (Founder) wrote for RDH...  Read More
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
(A). Curettes(B). Surgicalburs(C). Scalpels(D). Mouth mirrorsThis question belongs to the chapter on Infection Control at(for the NBDHE, NDHCE). Critical itemsare items considered to be athighrisk for infections. Theypenetratethe soft tissue, bone, or contact the blood stream. Therefore,...  Read More
Q: Which injection anesthetizes the maxillary posterior teeth?
(A). Inferior alveolar nerve block(B). Posterior superior alveolar nerve block(C). Middle superior alveolar nerve block(D). Greater palatine nerve blockKeyword: teeth Posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block: anesthetizes the maxillary first/second/third molars, periodontal tissues, buccal...  Read More
Q: Which heart condition requires premedications?
(A). Calcified aortic stenosis(B). Rheumatic heart disease(C). Ventricular septal defect(D). Artificial heart valvesThe conditions that require antibiotics prior to dental care according to the most recent American Heart Association guideline (2012) are: Cardiac transplantthat develops cardiac...  Read More
Q: Which drug falls under pregnancy category B?
(A). Carbocaine(B). Marcaine(C). Citanest(D). SeptocaineThe question needs to be solved in 2 parts: The answer choices show brand names of drugs, but what are their generic names? Let’s memorize them here: Citanest (prilocaine), Xylocaine (lidocaine), Carbocaine (mepivacaine), Marcaine...  Read More
Q: Which condition is NOT caused by a virus?
(A). Hand-foot-mouth disease(B). Herpes labialis(C). Infectious mononucleosis(D). Candidiasis Candidiasisis caused by thefungusCandida albicans. Herpeslabialis is caused by a group ofvirusescalled human herpes viruses. Hand foot mouth diseaseis caused by the Coxsackievirus. Infectious...  Read More
Q: Which of the following is a facial bone?
(A). Occipital(B). Parietal(C). Sphenoid(D). Zygomatic(E). FrontalThere are 22 bones in the skull (8 cranial bones and 14 facial bones), excluding the middle ear ossicles.8cranialbones: occipital bone 2 temporal bones 2 parietal bones sphenoid bone ethmoid bone frontal...  Read More
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