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Author: Andrew Johnston, RDH - One of the Two Dental Hygienists

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Welcome to the world's #1 dental hygiene podcast! You will get up-to-date information with some real life application. Andrew and his panel of cohosts are exactly where you are, dental professionals looking to get better! We may not be experts, but we will do our best to get them on the show! Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favorite podcast app and enjoy the show!
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Researchers tracked a group of 5000 people over 17 years and found that patients who never brushed their teeth at night increased risk of death between 20-25% compared to those in the same group who did brush nightly.  Want to hear the results on flossing? Then give this episode a listen! Resources: More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/  Katrina Sanders Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com  Katrina Sanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/  Reference: Koka, S., & Gupta, A. (2018). Association between missing tooth count and mortality: a systematic review. Journal of prosthodontic research,62(2), 134-151.
In this episode Heather, Anna, and Lizz talk about last straws - things that play on our last nerves, things that cause us to write people completely out of our lives, things that cause us to quit toxic workplaces. We start the episode talking about common health issues for women that nobody talks about, Lizz crying out of anger, and Heather apologizing about her face. We then talk about reasons why we have left jobs including a crazy psycho woman who used her brother’s phone to stage some shady stuff. As if that isn’t enough, we get to talking about your stories! This is an episode you do not want to miss!   RDH Rant: https://www.facebook.com/groups/599722366843869  
In this episode Ann-Marie DePalma joins the show to share her passion about all of the new technology being used in dentistry. She talks about artificial intelligence and machine learning and how that will impact our lives.  Technology is ever evolving and dentistry needs to catch up! Ann-Marie's email address - AnnMarieDePalma@gmail.com
Welcome back to this second part of the series as Katrina discusses how much bone loss must have actually occurred prior to being able to see it on the radiographs. With this information, how does that impact our diagnosis?   Resources: More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/  Katrina Sanders Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com  Katrina Sanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/  Tonetti MS, Greenwell H, Kornman KS. Staging and grading of periodontitis: Framework andproposal of a new classification and case definition. J Periodontol. 2018; 89 (Suppl 1): S159-S172. Gehrig JS, WillmannDE, eds. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. 3rd ed.Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2011 Westphal CM, Weinberg MA, Froum SJ, Segelnick S, eds. Comprehensive Periodontics for theDental Hygienist. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson; 2015
January signals a new start and some of us are carrying that over to career choice. Andrew is also starting at a new company this January and thought it might be a good idea to give some tips on how to start off well in the new office. Give this episode a listen and be sure to reach out if you have any additions or comments - andrew@ataleoftwohygienists.com www.ataleoftwohygienists.com  
In this episode, Andrew is joined by Debora Carrier, RDH and Jackie Sanders, RDH and they discuss medical emergency preparedness in light of the incredibly sad NFL event involving a player going into cardiac arrest after being hit. Luckily for Damar Hamlin, he received the proper medical attention and is expected to recover well. Would your patients be so lucky? In addition to CPR, they discuss things that they have seen and things they hope never to see in the dental office.  If you are interested in taking Debora's CPR course - www.CEZoom.com  and search Debora or CPR and her course will come up.  Check out Jackie in RDH Magazine - https://www.rdhmag.com/ Debora's first episode with AToTH - https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/listen/a-tale-of-two-hygienists-episode-15/ Dental Hygiene Seminars - https://www.dhseminars.com/ https://www.voicesofdentistry.com/   
This is part one of a two-part series in with Katrina Sanders in which she discusses the responses to a case posted on Instagram. The case, which we have all experienced, involved whether or not SRP was necessary for a patient with pocketing but no bone loss. What do you do? You listen to Katrina answer the question, that's what you do!   Resources: More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/  Katrina Sanders Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com  Katrina Sanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/  Tonetti MS, Greenwell H, Kornman KS. Staging and grading of periodontitis: Framework andproposal of a new classification and case definition. J Periodontol. 2018; 89 (Suppl 1): S159-S172. Gehrig JS, WillmannDE, eds. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. 3rd ed.Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2011 Westphal CM, Weinberg MA, Froum SJ, Segelnick S, eds. Comprehensive Periodontics for theDental Hygienist. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson; 2015
For this TIPisode, Andrew characteristically used all of his many failures in life to illustrate what NOT to do and also what TO do during slow times, downtime, or no shows.  It isn't always our intention to appear like we are not team players, I think many of us are misunderstood and also that we misunderstand what else we can be doing to be productive. It generally isn't something they teach you in hygiene school so hopefully these tips help you out!
This week Andrew is joined by Teresa Duncan to give you all of the information you need for the new year regarding insurance! We also talk about new legislation in MA that forces insurances companies to spend more on their clients. Listen in so you don't miss a thing! Massachusetts legislation - https://www.ada.org/publications/ada-news/2022/december/massive-massachusetts-win-helps-set-stage-for-future-insurance-reform Teresa's website - https://www.odysseymgmt.com/  
In this episode Katrina Sanders goes back, way back, back into time. She goes to ancient Egypt and discusses the discoveries of periodontal disease in mummies. She also relays other correlations like scurvy and type 1 diabetes. Resources: More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/  Katrina Sanders Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com  Katrina Sanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/ 
RDH Mag Has A Podcast!

RDH Mag Has A Podcast!

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In this short episode Andrew welcomes in Jackie Sanders to the show to discuss a new podcast from RDH Magazine. We learn about who will be on the show, what kind of episodes they will have, and why it is needed. We also deliver a few tips for the dental hygiene community!
Happy New Year, Happy 2023!!! In this episode Andrew welcomes Danielle Avila, RDH and Laura Bettencourt, RDH to the show to discuss how to stay engaged and what that can do for your career. We also discuss fear, growth, and burnout so check out what they have to say about it! If you are feeling burnt out, tired, fearful, or just looking for the next step and are interested in being coached, check out their website https://www.diamonddentalhcc.com Also from the intro, here is the link to the most amazing weekend of football ever! https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/news/ohio-state-georgia-live-score-highlights-college-football-playoff/tnwkemefedh6bc6opvp16lxr  
This week we bring back two great episodes that Katrina did for us in 2022. One is about probing implants and the other is about the disease rates we are seeing, but not treating! Please go back and see what other episodes you could have missed by using the link below for all of our Fast Facts! Quotes:  “Help me out, Dad. What is the percentage of individuals who have moderate to severe gingivitis? And that number is 27.6% of our patient population. That is according to my Midwest dad by the way.” “And to clarify even more, the population of true individuals, of individuals who are adults, who do not have irreversible bone loss at this point, that percentage is 3.2%. So 3.2% of our patients are considered truly healthy patients.” “For the first time, dental implants have been located in the mouth long enough to actually develop disease around them.” “The vast majority of us were taught in dental and dental hygiene school to be very careful around dental implants.” “When probing a dental implant, about 50% of the PSI or pressure that is typically used around a tooth structure should be applied to identify the base around a pocket affiliated with a dental implant.” Links: More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/  Katrina Sanders Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com  Katrina Sanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/  Sources: Eke, P. I., Zhang, X., Lu, H., Wei, L., Thornton-Evans, G., Greenlund, K. J., … Croft, J. B. (2016). Predicting Periodontitis at State and Local Levels in the United States. Journal of Dental Research, 95(5), 515–522. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034516629112 Li, Y., Lee, S., Hujoel, P., Su, M., Zhang, W., Kim, J., ... & De Vizio, W. (2010). Prevalence and severity of gingivitis in American adults. American journal of dentistry, 23(1), 9. Renvert, Stefan, G. Rutger Persson, Flavia Q. Pirih, and Paulo M. Camargo. "Peri‐implant health, peri‐implant mucositis, and peri‐implantitis: Case definitions and diagnostic considerations." Journal of clinical periodontology 45 (2018): S278-S285.
Join us for another RDH Rant takeover episode! We are joined by Anna Sventora, Heather Kirby and Lizz Bortolotti to talk about Holiday Office Parties.  Links: RDH Rant: https://www.facebook.com/groups/599722366843869
In this short episode Andrew closes down 2022 and gives updates on where he will be traveling in 2023 for dental conferences and podcast updates.  https://www.voicesofdentistry.com https://www.cds.org/midwinter-meeting https://ceonthebeach.com/ https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com/ https://www.gnydm.com/  
On this TIPisode we are joined by return guest Erika Flateau, RDH, about co-diagnosing and how to implement this practice with your doctor/s. Consider setting up a co-diagnosing system in 2023 for improved efficiency and comprehensive care.  www.renewconsultingservices.com  erikaflateau@gmail.com           
On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists, Andrew is joined by return guest Dr. James Younger to talk about his work with homeless centers, mental health facilities, and correctional centers.  Thanks to Tempstars' support many of our episodes have FREE CE! Be sure to view your state guidelines to ensure this CE is applicable in your State. Visit our CE episodes HERE.  Get your CE for this episode HERE. Homeless Centers Mental Health Facilities  Correctional Centers Permission-Based Care Links  Temping Done Right with Dr. Younger Tempstars
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Coding Edition with Teresa Duncan, MS Teresa gives us a breakdown of changes in 2023 coming to code D0210.  Links:  DentistRX: https://www.dentistrx.com More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/ Teresa Duncan Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com Nobody Told Me That Podcast: https://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com/ Chew On This Podcast: https://chewonthisdentalpodcast.libsyn.com/
This week's TIPisode features Andrew Johnston, RDH as he has to make a decision to renew his ADHA membership for 2023 or not. Listen in to his pros and cons for renewing and his advice to all of those who are in the same boat!
On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists, Andrew is joined by guest co-host Teresa Duncan, MS to interview Elvis Dahl and Barbara Warner about dental laboratories. Elvis and Barbara dive into dental laboratories and what we as hygienists, need to know, and may WANT to know. As Andrew pointed out, “everything could be in our lane if we embrace it.”  Thanks to Tempstars' support many of our episodes have FREE CE! Be sure to view your state guidelines to ensure this CE is applicable in your State. Visit our CE episodes HERE.  How Dental Labs Work Fast, Good or Cheap? Removables vs. Fixed Patient Education  Labor Shortage Links  info@voicesfromthebench.com    https://www.voicesfromthebench.com/    https://chewonthisdentalpodcast.libsyn.com/   https://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com/ 
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Comments (3)

Elizabeth Irving

Thank you for this information! I am in pain most days and even after a month off my I feel what hygiene has done to my body. I will be looking at the publications you discussed.

Apr 24th
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Alysa Jordan

Could we get a podcast relating to the COVID-19 . With Hygienist being the #1 at risk job it's only right. Thank you a concerned Hygienist.

Mar 16th
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Maritza Britton

100% my go to dental podcast! Such fantastic formation from very motivating professionals 😊

Nov 13th
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