Trisha O’Hehir, RDH, BS and Perio Reports Joins Farran Media, LLC

Posted: November 12, 2004

Trisha O’Hehir, RDH, BS and Perio Reports Joins Farran Media, LLC
Ms. O’Hehir will become the Editorial Director of the new Hygienetown Magazine

Phoenix, November 8, 2004—Farran Media, LLC, parent company of Dentaltown and Hygienetown announces the appointment of Trisha O’Hehir RDH, BS as Editorial Director of Hygienetown Magazine.

Hygienetown Magazine, scheduled to launch in January of 2005, will include the message board interactions from working hygienists participating in the online community, This peer-learning environment will bring to light the daily issues of dental hygiene, and through each other’s experiences create solid solutions. The Editorial Director, Trisha O’Hehir, will encourage and participate with the online community directly and choose the best topics for the publication. She also will be directly involved with content development including writing a monthly editor’s page, and publishing her newsletter, Perio Reports, within the pages of Hygienetown Magazine .

“We are very excited to have Trisha O’Hehir join our team,” said Howard Farran DDS, MBA, MAGD, President of Farran Media, LLC. “With her experience and genuine commitment to the hygiene profession, we knew Trisha would be the perfect person to guide our hygiene community!”

Biography for Trisha O’Hehir
Trisha O’Hehir, RDH, BS has been a dental hygienist for more than 30 years including private practice and faculty positions at the Universities of Minnesota, Washington, Arizona and Louisville. She is an international lecturer, author and inventor. Ms. O’Hehir is the President of the Perio Reports Publishing Company, Editor of Perio Reports Newsletter and textbook, and Vice-President of the Perio-Data Company, the designer of the Perio-Data charting form. She also designed the O’Hehir Debridement Curettes made by several dental instrument companies.

Ms. O’Hehir was a founding member of the RDH Magazine Editorial Board 25 years ago. She also has had articles published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Research, the Journal of Dental Hygiene, Access, Dental Economics, the Journal of Practical Hygiene, Compendium of Continuing Education in Oral Hygiene, Dental Hygienist News, and Dental Assistant .

She has authored the best selling cartoon book, The Toothpaste Secret, the textbook Perio Reports Compendium of Current Research, contributed to the texts Comprehensive Dental Hygiene Care, by Irene Woodall, and Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist by Mea Weinberg.

Ms. O’Hehir currently holds the office of President of the Oral Health Research Group within the International Association for Dental Research. She is an active member of many professional organizations including: the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Arizona State Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Western Society of Periodontology, the American Association for Dental Research, the International Academy of Periodontology and the International Federation of Dental Hygienists.

Background Information
Founded by practicing dentist, Howard Farran, DDS, MBA, MAGD, Farran Media, LLC is the parent company of Hygienetown and Dentaltown. Farran Media has created an interactive format not seen from any other publishing company. This format includes printing comments from message boards found on Farran Media websites in their sister publications, bringing the voice of active participants to thousands of readers. provides dental hygienists a place to discuss techniques, procedures, and products. Today, the online population of is more than 600 dental professionals and growing. will bring the voice of these dental professionals to hygienists across the United States with Hygienetown Magazine beginning in January 2005.

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