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What Dental Hygienists Should Know About COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols

COVID-19 has shaken the healthcare industry. In some cases, it has made it difficult for professionals to access much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE). For others, it has made it more difficult to provide care and schedule appointments with clients.  Dental professionals have been forced to adapt their ways of working to prevent the spread of the virus. All routine procedures have been postponed or moved to a virtual format, and many dental practices are only

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What Could the Future of Dentistry Look Like for Intra-Oral Dental Assistants Post COVID-19?

As businesses begin to slowly reopen across Canada, aspiring dental assistants are wondering what their future workplace will look like in a post-pandemic world. On the one hand, dental assistants help to provide the care necessary for maintaining healthy oral hygiene—but on the other hand, dental assistants do come in close contact with patients. So what does all this mean for the future of dental care? Read on to learn what dental offices could look

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Dental Health During Quarantine: 5 Tips from Dental Assistants

Across Canada, dental check-ups have been postponed due to COVID-19, with many dental offices only performing emergency procedures until it is safe to resume business as usual. Those interested in a dental assisting career understand how important it is to regularly have your teeth properly checked and cleaned by professionals. Fortunately, there are plenty of steps that people can take to take care of their teeth and gums under quarantine. Read on to discover a

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Helpful Tools for Employees and Students working from Home

The world as we knew it has taken a “back seat” to the COVID-19 outbreak. ” Social distancing” is the new normal as is, in most cases these days, working from home. With all the distractions – children, the television etc., working from home, although convenient and very necessary at this time, definitely presents some challenges for employees and students alike. Below are some helpful hints from Joshua Zerkel at Asana to help maintain your composure and

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Dairy products like milk contain the mineral calcium, which is essential for strong teeth
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Thinking About a Dental Hygiene Career? These Foods Can Naturally Whiten Teeth

Everyone knows that coffee, tea, and red wine can stain teeth and lead to decay over time. However, are there any foods and drinks that are actually good for our teeth? The answer is yes! If you’re interested in becoming a dental hygienist, you will be responsible for keeping clients’ teeth clean and healthy. While healthy teeth aren’t always white, clients are increasingly looking to make their smiles whiter and brighter. Whitening products and treatments

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dental hygiene career

A Guide to Oral Pathology for Students in Dental Hygienist Training

Maintaining good oral hygiene is more than just keeping our teeth sparkling white and our breath minty fresh. Regular flossing, teeth brushing, and dentist visits also protect against oral diseases. Oral pathology is the study, diagnosis, and treatment of oral diseases. This includes issues affecting the teeth, jaw, tongue, and mouth. As a dental hygienist, you will be able to help clients maintain good oral hygiene in order to prevent oral diseases. Read on to

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A Look at Dental Digital Imaging for Intra-Oral Dental Assistants

Since its invention in the mid 1980s, digital imaging has slowly taken over conventional film methods across the healthcare industry. Dental practices worldwide are now using digital x-ray methods to diagnose patients, detect cavities, and monitor teeth and bone health. Intra-oral dental assistants will be expected to have a good understanding of dental digital imaging and how it differs from traditional film. Read on for a quick introduction to dental digital imaging. How Dental Digital

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What Can a Level II Intra-Oral Dental Assistant Do That a Level I Assistant Can’t?

If you want to be able to do as many things as possible as a dental assistant, you’ll have to level up! Working under a dentist’s supervision, a dental assistant performs various tasks before and after the dentist and client meet during appointments. They are responsible for assisting dentists during procedures, taking x-rays, sterilizing dental instruments, and educating patients on maintaining oral health. However, dental assistants’ list of responsibilities are divided between level I dental

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Many of the 700 species of bacteria found in the oral cavity are related to plaque
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What Students in Dental Hygienist Training Should Know About Oral Microbiology

The biology behind our mouths is pretty complex. Generally speaking, oral microbiology is the study of how oral microorganisms—largely those of the oral cavity—interact with their human host. Essentially, the growth of these microorganisms is linked to the state of our own oral health and physiology. While the oral microbiome is vast and complex in nature, it’s important to know the role it plays for our oral health. Here are some things about oral microbiology

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3 Common Tasks You Should Learn If You Want to Become a Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants are employed in private practice, public health, hospitals and other workplaces. When you are working in a dental office or other environment, you will be expected to be able to perform a wide range of tasks. These skills keep clients and professionals safe, maintain organization and provide the resources for dentists to accurately diagnose and provide treatment. A career as a dental assistant is a great choice for anyone who wants to help

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