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1547 Dr. Thomas Nabors on The Oral-Systemic Link & Salivary Diagnostics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Thomas Nabors has been creating some of the most beautiful smiles in Nashville for over 20 years. He is one of less than 420 accredited cosmetic dentists in the world. He has been a teacher and lecturer for cosmetic and total health dentistry all over the United States and was a co-founder of...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
Episode 310: Bringing Silver Diamine Fluoride to Your Practice, with Elevate Oral Care's Hayley Buckner and Steve Pardue
310: What is Silver Diamine Fluoride? Steve Pardue and Hayley Buckner from Elevate Oral Care share the inside scoop on bringing silver diamine fluoride to the US market, what it means for patients, and how your dental practice can begin to use it right away. This episode of The Dental...  Read More
Episode 306: The Critical Role of Dental Assistants, with IgniteDA's Kevin Henry
306: IgniteDA’s Kevin Henry There are over 300,000 dental assistants in the US, and Kevin Henry is on a mission to empower, enlighten, and educate all of them. Their role is critical to the culture, comfortability, and profitability of the dental practice, and today Kevin gives his tips for...  Read More
Saliva Ejector: Is one Patient’s Junk Ending up in Another’s Mouth?
Two questions from our compliance inspection checklist often draw blank stares from clinical staff.             Do you flush your air/water syringes at least 20 seconds between patients?             Do you ask your patients to close their lips around the saliva ejector? Most clinicians we ask...  Read More
OSHA Guidance on the Respirator Shortage
This blog post covers OSHA guidance for handling the respirator shortage. Here’s what you will learn by reading:     OSHA’s enforcement discretion of the respiratory standard during the COVID-19 pandemic     Respirator shortage guidance from OSHA     Extended use of respirators     Reuse of...  Read More
1501 Aurelia Byrne, RDH, Founder of A~flexX Assist Arm, on Improving Dental Ergonomics : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Aurelia Byrne is a Registered Dental Hygienist and the founder of the A~flexX Assist Arm. A~flexX is the first company in dentistry that invented a third arm that attaches to the back of a dental chair, giving hundreds of practicing dental hygienists and dentists an extra hand. A~flexX provides...  Read More
1496 Whitney Rose DiFoggio, RDH, BS, the "Teeth Talk Girl," on Being Your Authentic Self : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Whitney is a dental hygienist who is often known as the "Teeth Talk Girl" on social media. Both her YouTube videos (YouTube.com/TeethTalk) and website articles () focus on educating the general public on dental health. With her background in acting, she also enjoys creating dental office skits and...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
Difference Between Cloth Masks, Surgical Masks, and Respirators
This blog post explains the difference between cloth face masks, surgical masks, and respirators, emphasizing employer responsibilities based on OSHA’s standards. Why is Protecting Employees from COVID-19 Important? The first reason is keeping your employees safe from illness and death. But if that...  Read More
1479 Tracy Jacobs, RDH, on Hygiene Education and Innovative Oral Care Products : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Tracy Jacobs is the founder and President of Wizdom – Dental Education Solutions, BLS Instructor, Training Center Faculty at RC Health Services, Advisory Board Member at Anderson & Associates and a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Certified PACE Provider. In addition, she is a Product Specialist...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
PPE for Which Dental Procedures During COVID-19?
Dental employees are at the  for getting COVID-19. As a result, employers need to know how to protect their employees. Most importantly, personal protective equipment (PPE) stops the spread of the virus. Dental offices could spread the virus easily. However,  explains, “The dental office, if they...  Read More
1466 Laura Corbin, RDH, BFA, AAS Talks "Removing the Blindfold" Using the Dental Endoscope : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Laura is a registered dental hygienist with fourteen years of experience in a periodontal practice providing non-surgical periodontal therapy and periodontal maintenance. Laura believes in using the latest technologies to achieve the most predictable outcomes for her patients, and has used a...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
Tips For Improving Your Dental Practice
  If you're a dentist looking for ways to improve your practice, look no further. The following tips will help you to get your equipment up to date, ensure that your practice is competitive, and, most importantly, that your patients are receiving the best possible care. There is no end to the...  Read More
7 Tips for Elderly Hygiene Care
Seniors are pillars of strength and perseverance, but declining mental health can create a need for assistance. One area this applies to is personal hygiene. It’s common for the elderly to either forget or be unable to maintain hygiene. When this occurs there are several steps you can take to keep...  Read More
Foods to Avoid If You Want a Bright and Healthy Smile
  Our smiles can be some of the most beautiful features that we have, and we must give them the care that they need. Proper dental care means cleaning them correctly and protecting them from potentially harmful chemicals. While we may realize that certain food can trigger sensitivity in our teeth,...  Read More
1416 Inspiring Total Wellness Through Holistic Dentistry with Dr. Nammy Patel : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Nammy Patel, DDS () operates a practice called Green Dentistry in San Francisco and is the author of Age With Style: Your Guide To A Youthful Smile & Healthy Living. A graduate of the University of California’s School of Dentistry, she is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity...  Read More
Effective Ways to Maintain Your Beautiful Smile
If you are like many people, you may think of the beautiful and white smile you see in magazines, or Hollywood is the epitome of health and beauty. While this may be true, a while smile doesn’t always mean your smile is healthy. Teeth that have been whitened are just as prone to cavities and gum...  Read More
1405 Think Like an Entrepreneur with Shawn Zajas, Founder of Zana : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Shawn Zajas is Founder of Zana, the electric toothbrush program, redefined.  Shawn is also the cofounder of The Authentic Dentist – a company he started with his partner Dr. Allison House.  At the core of The Authentic Dentist is the belief that the answer to the current challenges in dentistry, is...  Read More
3 Important Reasons to Brush Your Teeth Daily
Dental health tends to be a topic that is avoided unless you are planning a trip to the dentist, but dental health is one of the most important things to keep track of. A healthy mouth can dramatically improve your overall health and help you out in ways that you might not expect. Here are three...  Read More
5 Things To Look for When Choosing a Dentist
Very few people would say that going to the dentist is their favorite thing to do. However, it does not have to be as stressful as you might think. Looking for a new dentist can always cause some anxiety, so it is important to know what to look for when choosing the right office for your needs....  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Public Health
How Food Affects Your Teeth
Because the mouth is connected to the rest of the body, the food you eat plays a vital role in your oral health. Most people know that sugary foods are not good for your teeth, but there are some other eating habits that can affect your teeth in ways you may not realize. Candy and chocolate are...  Read More
TELE-COMMUNICATE - TELE-CONNECT--TELE-DENTISTRY Get started in (3) easy steps
The ADA has created a great weblink for you to learn more about implementing TELE-DENTISTRY to communicate with your patients during this Pandemic Crisis, and it’s not as hard as you think to get started.  Follow the link that includes, TELE-DENTISTRY:  COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance. (D9995...  Read More
Dental Masks:  Do’s & Don’ts in light of the Corona Virus Disease COVID-19
As OSHA Coaches, we get many questions about how to properly set-up dental office OSHA protocols.  Clarification on how to “color-within-the-lines”  is the interesting and creative part of our coaching.  Many offices come up with resourceful ideas, that are ingenious, economical and useful!  While...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Public Health
Personal Hygiene Techniques to Improve Your Youthful Looks
There are countless products that are made to promote personal hygiene. Combine basic, practical hygiene with an anti-aging campaign to create the ultimate skin care plan. Review several techniques that are proven Use Face Washes Keep the skin well cleansed and hydrated. Use face washes in the...  Read More
What is a Dental Hygienist to Do with The New AAP Classifications?!
What is a Dental Hygienist to Do with The New AAP Classifications?! Author: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS Watch the video: The American Academy of Periodontology has not updated their guidelines for categorizing periodontitis since 1999. This should be a big deal; right?! Most clinicians:...  Read More
5 Alternatives to Toothpaste for Dental Hygiene
From the time we are young, we are taught to brush our teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. In fact, some schools today have expanded upon the idea of having an oral hygiene presentation to having dentists come in regularly throughout the year to provide dental screenings. However, as...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
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