Child abuse cases have risen dramatically during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As licensed healthcare providers in the U.S., we have responsibilities when it comes to recognizing the signs of child abuse.
The 2020 EARDH (European Association of Registered Dental Hygienists) annual conference was a success, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
Israel, officially the state of Israel, is located in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital is Jerusalem and it is on the continent of Asia For many years Israel has been on my bucket list of places to visit. Although it may not be the safest place […]International Dental Hygiene in Israel — Michelle Chavarria
Cultural awareness is crucial in landing any job abroad, as well as settling into a new life overseas.
For internationally practicing dental hygienists, it’s no different.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented global health crisis, the need to stop smoking and vaping has been clearer and more urgent than ever.
Robin L. Poole, CRDH, MA, the current president of the Florida Dental Hygienist’s Association (FDHA), addresses the topic of quitting smoking in an open letter:
Whether or not you really need a dental hygienist depends upon your goals.
Better health can be achieved if we ask the right questions. By thinking more about the medicines, the food we eat and how to better supplement our diet, we can improve our health. Hopefully, my own story will inspire people to ask those questions, which will lead to better health.
The German governor of Bavaria, Markus Söder, announced that free testing for COVID – 19 would be available for all residents starting tomorrow, July 1, 2020. These tests are available whether the person has symptoms or not and can be repeated if necessary. See the article by Reuters here.
Featured photo by Reuters.
By Demika Levy, RDH in Dubai
People often ask me about oral wellness.
As the times change, so does the moniker that defines my role and the treatment I provide to my patients. As a hygienist, I am responsible for educating patients about their oral health. Oral health involves having them understand the connection between the biofilm in their mouths and the impact on the oral structures and the other systems in the body.
Therefore, oral wellness is a component of Total Body Wellness. This incorporates the health, function, and aesthetics of the oral cavity. All three—health, function, and aesthetics—are the optimum of oral wellness. Read on to learn why.
A diverse gut microbiome is essential to a strong immune system. Ion* Biome helps to restore gut health. Gut health is significant. Did you know that 70% of your immune system is produced in your digestive tract? It is true. Therefore, to achieve health, your digestive health must be supported.