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Discussing the Value of Dental Goodie Bags

It is important to communicate to patients that your office values their oral health so much that you purchase samples of quality oral care products as a courtesy to them. Not only does this help them see the value in their goodie bag, but it also may make them more likely to comply with the oral care product recommendations for their specific needs.

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3 Ways to Conserve Water: In the Office, At Home, and With Your Patients

Water is a limited resource so it's important that we use water wisely. Here are some tips on how you can begin to take steps to advocate for a better world through water conservation.

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Use These Social Media Tips to Promote Your Practice

Using social media has become essential for promoting your practice and educating your patients. Use these tips to help you choose the right platform and brainstorm ideas of what (and how) to share with your online community!

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How to Talk to Patients About Dry Mouth Symptoms

Dry mouth symptoms are affecting a growing number of patients, due to increased use of medications and conditions that cause dry mouth. Check out the following article to learn more on this condition.

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What Does a Dental Sales Rep Do?

Dental sales representatives can be a valuable resource for dental hygienists, as they are knowledgeable about products and offer a gateway to networking and learning opportunities. Learn more about what a sales rep does and how you can learn from yours.

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Patient Compliance Monitoring: How to Celebrate Success

Patient compliance monitoring is part of a dental hygienist's job. Check up on patients' progress every appointment and reward them for following through with your suggestions.

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What Is Reverse Mentoring? How Does It Boost Your Career?

Finding a mentor within your profession is an important way to grow, and the mentee also can give a vast amount of knowledge. Partnering someone fresh out of school with someone seasoned in the profession can give both parties a fresh outlook on patient care and professional experience.

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Squid Ink in Dental Hygiene: Possible, or Just Fishing for Something New?

New dental products and procedures undergo thorough testing and investigation, so it can take a while to get to market. However, it's important for dental hygienists to be aware of the newest technologies — even ideas that are still in the pipeline — to be able to discuss them and the evidence behind them with curious patients.

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Pair the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change and GHP to Improve Patients' Hygiene Habits

Almost half of Americans over 30 years-of-age have periodontitis, a statistic that all dental professionals want to change. One established method of behavior change used in health care is the transtheoretical model of behavior change. Dental hygienists can use this model with their patients to create behaviors that support better oral health.

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How to Relax After Work: 5 Tips for Dental Hygienists

As a dental hygienist, you do your best to provide your patients with top-notch care in a fast-paced environment. But this can leave you exhausted by the end of the work day. The following article will provide you with some valuable tips on how to relax after work.

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New Dental Translator Tool

New Dental Translator Tool

Communicate with your non-English speaking patients with this handy reference tool available in 11 languages.

French Portuguese Korean Mandarin
Spanish Italian Cantonese Tagalog
Russian German Vietnamese

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