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Archive for February 2015

A Message to my Fellow Hygienists about my Experience with ADHA

I am not a public speaker. I am just like you. After attending my first ADHA Annual session meeting in Boston I wrote something that I would like to share with you. Since becoming a hygienist 19 years ago. I was a member of the American Dental hygienists Association for almost 16 years….. and then […]

When is a “Cleaning” not a “Cleaning”?

“I have always had bleeding and am being told today that I have gum disease. Why all of a sudden am I being told this?” Question: Have your gums bled during a regular “cleaning”? If the answer is “Yes” then you may have been inadequately treated for a disease you were not told you have. […]

X-Ray Vision

  Taking x-rays looks easy. Put film or sensor in a patient’s mouth. Have them bite. Step out of room to push a button. Take film/sensor out. Pretty simple. Have you tried to make any type of diagnosis with a film/image that is under or over exposed? Don’t get me started on foreshortening and distortion. […]

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