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Author: Michelle and Andrew The Two Dental Hygienists

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This is the BEST dental hygiene podcast out there! You will get up to date information with some real life application. Michelle and Andrew are exactly where you are, hygienists 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 Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or whichever podcast app your use. Please, enjoy the show!
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A Tale of Two Hygienists continues its series on how professionals have integrated oral health care with other medical practices in new and innovative ways by speaking with employees of a vital public health organization.   Both of this episode’s guests are hygienists based in Phoenix, Arizona and who work for Dignity Health, which is made up of over 60,000 caregivers across the United States and delivers a wide range of health care to a variety of communities. Laurie Clark is part of Dignity Health’s First Teeth First early childhood oral health initiative and Michelle Gross Panico is the manager of a community oral health department.   In this episode, Laurie and Michelle discuss why they came to work in public health, explain the unique and important role of promatoras, and hint at how Dignity Health will continue to expand in the future.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 14:39   - Laurie and Michelle explain how they developed their love for working in community health and started collaborating.   - What can public health offer you that private practice is unable to provide?   - Looking at just a few of the ways medical and dental services have been integrating throughout the country.   - How tobacco taxes are being funneled into childhood health services.   - Who are promatoras and how have they been helping services like Dignity Health?   - Laurie explains why she’s so impressed with the pediatricians she’s worked with.   - How does Dignity Health operate in the field?   - What are some of the larger challenges Laurie and Michelle face with Dignity Health?   - Michelle details how Dignity Health will continue with other healthcare offices in the future.     QUOTES:   “I had to really step back and think about what I really liked about what I was doing.”   “When you can get the family together and get the parents involved, I think it makes a significant difference.”   “I can help you hit the mark that you need for the percentage that you’re working on with your health plan.”   “Finally, we’re seeing the day where preventative care is being incentivized!”   “The medical providers are happy that we have the time to spend with them to get them plugged into a dental home.”   “Partnership-building is so important, and it takes a lot of time!” LINKS:   Laurie’s email: laurie.clark@dignityhealth.org   Michelle’s email: michelle.gross-panico@dignityhealth.org    Dignity Health - https://www.dignityhealth.org/ OSAP - https://www.osap.org/   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!   Hygiene Edge Video on Helioseal F Plus - https://www.youtube.com/embed/8bhA6peh28A   A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists   AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca 
TIPisode with Eden Ivie

TIPisode with Eden Ivie

2020-02-1400:10:43

Teledentistry.  You have heard it used, but what does it mean?  Telehealth is helping people all over the world, but dentistry has been a bit slower in adopting this type of technology.  Eden Ivie, RDH, gives us some definitions and ways that teledentistry could be used.  You may be surprised when and where we could use teledentistry in our profession and how simple it really is!   Thank you to MouthWatch for sponsoring this episode.  You can find quality intra-oral cameras and the software you need to implement teledentistry!  After listening to this episode, you can enter to win one of those excellent intra-oral cameras from MouthWatch.  You can learn more at MouthWatch.com  Click here to enter to win!
A Tale of Two Hygienists is launching a series on how professionals and patients integrate dental treatment with other forms of medical care. For this week, Andrew and Michelle have invited a guest who specializes in oral health care for the senior population.   Sonya Dunbar has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years. Known as “the Geriatric Toothfairy,” she is the founder and CEO of Mobile Dental Xpress, which brings oral health care to elderly patients housed in long-term care facilities. Sonya is a national speaker on the importance of oral care for elderly patients, trains nursing home staff, and also provides seniors with “S.O.S. packs” that contain 3-6 months of oral health care products.   In this episode, Sonya discusses the reasons why younger hygienists are hesitant to work with seniors, explains why they should move past these apprehensions, and makes a case for why you should sponsor one of her S.O.S. Packs.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 10:16 - Sonya explains why working with seniors has been a lifelong passion for her.   - Why so many younger hygienists and dental professionals are averse to treating the elderly.   - What services does Mobile Dental Xpress provide its patients and how do they charge for them?   - How Sonya trains her team, holds them accountable, and meets any challenges that come their way.   - Some of the more frequent ailments amongst the senior population.   - Why professionals in private practices should make a point of scheduling geriatric patients for either the first or last session of the day.   - The reason Sonya and her team typically don’t treat patients in short-term care.   - What can be found in Sonya’s S.O.S. packages and how you can sponsor one.   - How to tell if an elderly patient at your private practice is no longer able to take care of their oral health as well as they used to.     QUOTES:   “If you put me between a rock and a hard place, the hard place is gonna lose because I’m coming out fighting!”   “I’m on your team and we’re here to save these residents, and this is what we’re gonna do.”   “We need to bring awareness to our seniors and long-term care facilities because it’s like they’re a forgotten population and it’s making my heart break.”   “The mouth is the window of your health.”   “It’s not easy; it has to be something you want to do.” LINKS:   The Geriatric Toothfairy - https://www.geriatrictoothfairy.org/   S.O.S. Packs - https://www.geriatrictoothfairy.org/sos-packs/   S.O.S. Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384024545112325/   Geriatric Toothfairy on Twitter - https://twitter.com/gtoothfairy?lang=en   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!   Hygiene Edge Video on Helioseal F Plus - https://www.youtube.com/embed/8bhA6peh28A   A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
TIPIsode with Cindy Purdy

TIPIsode with Cindy Purdy

2020-02-0700:08:16

Saddle stools are not "one size fits all" and how you sit in them is different than a traditional stool.  Cindy Purdy breaks down how to sit in a saddle stool, how to decide which one is best for you (and no! the ones on Amazon are not for you -- that is Michelle's opinion and not the official Crown Seating statement LOL), and what to expect when you sit in one for a long period of time.   Thank you to Crown Seating for sponsoring this episode and giving one lucky winner the chance to have their own saddle stool! Click this link to join the giveaway! You can find out more at CrownSeating.com 
It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ monthly student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a trio of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. This episode’s subject is all about sealants: what are the most effective sealing materials? What can they prevent? And when can they prove to be a hazard?   Jason Luchtefeld (previously heard on episodes 64 and 145 of A Tale of Two Hygienists) is a dentist based in Robinson, Illinois who has been practicing for 20 years. Julie Frantsve-Hawley (previously on A Tale of Two Hygienists #68) works with the nonprofit group DentaQuest’s Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Spring Hatfield currently works in a small Alabama practice, having previously been a receptionist and assistant before becoming a dental hygienist.    In this episode, our guests summarize and analyze the readings on sealants they brought to this roundtable, debate the finer points of what counts as permanent or non-permanent restorations, and discuss the dreaded “restorative death spiral.”     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 3:03   - Jason summarizes the 2017 literature review “The Use of Pit and Fissure Sealants,” which discusses the wide variety of materials utilized in sealants since the procedure began in the 1920s.   - Julie reviews “Barriers to Sealant Guideline Implementation within a Multi-Site Managed Dental Care Practice”—which she actually co-authored—and discusses how pit and fissure sealants can play a key role in “secondary prevention” when applied to non-cavitated carious lesions.   - Spring reviews a randomized clinical trial from last year that tested whether resin-based sealants could prevent non-cavitated carious lesions from progressing.   - What a study on color taught Julie about the power of terminology and puns.   - Why Jason doesn’t think there’s a significant difference between a permanent restoration and preventative, non-permanent restoration.   - Spring explains what the “restorative death spiral” is.   - Take care to ensure that your patients can see to their basic dental needs at home, even if it means just giving them free toothbrushes.     QUOTES:   “Isolation is critical for the success of sealants.”   “If you have dentists that are claiming sub-optimal skills for placing a sealant, then they shouldn’t be placing fillings or crowns.”   “If we don’t have these terms and have general consensus on what they mean, that instance in itself is having a barrier!”   “Always be inquisitive and be open to change your mind when faced with evidence.”   “Just because you learned it in school doesn’t mean you do it your whole career!”   “ LINKS:   Jason’s email: jluchte@hotmail.com    Julie’s email: frantsvehawley@gmail.com   Spring’s email: springhatfieldrdh@gmail.com Ivoclar Vivadent Helioseal F Plus Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bhA6peh28A&t=12s  Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!   A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists   AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca 
TIPisode with Tom Viola

TIPisode with Tom Viola

2020-01-3100:09:15

Polypharmacy.... is that a new term for you?  This TIPisode discusses what this means.  This TIPisode can benefit YOU, your loved ones, and your patients.  Medication interactions are a big deal and we need to know about them when reading through medical histories.   With over 30 years’ experience as a pharmacist, educator, speaker and author, Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P. has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for delivering quality continuing education content through his informative engaging presentations. Tom’s sellout programs provide an overview of the most prevalent oral and systemic diseases and the most frequently prescribed drugs used in their treatment. Special emphasis is given to dental considerations and strategies for effective patient care planning. Tom’s homepage - http://www.tomviola.com/ Pharmacology Declassified - http://www.tomviola.com/welcome-to-the-pharmacology-declassified-blog/
For the final installment in A Tale of Two Hygienists’ series on myofunctional therapy, guest and myofunctional expert Sarah Hornsby discusses how to integrate this kind of therapy into a clinic’s practices, develop a business around it, or even bring it online. Sarah K. Hornsby, RDH, is a myofunctional therapist, speaker and mentor. Her interest in myofunctional disorders arose from her own myofunctional problems, inspiring her to ask bigger questions about why these issues are prevalent in today’s society. This ultimately led to her launching her own myofunctional therapy practice, Faceology, a decade ago.   In this episode, Sarah explains the “awkward stance” some states have toward myofunctional therapy, breaks down the benefits of online therapy for patient and therapist alike, and discusses the industry-wide changes that could affect her practice in the years to come.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 13:00   - Sarah explains how she began her journey as a myofunctional therapist.   - The reason why Sarah worked out of multiple orthodontic offices instead of just one.   - What helped Sarah overcome her resistance to doing myofunctional therapy online?   - How Sarah and other myofunctional therapists go about selecting their patients.   - The balancing act of pricing your services so that they benefit both you and your patients.   - On bringing myofunctional therapy to underserved and underprivileged populations.   - The importance of continuing education in the myofunctional world.     QUOTES:   “I think my story helps hygienists understand that this field is pretty open to whatever works.”   “I feel like I’m filling a void that needed to be filled. I’m doing the absolute best job for my patients.”   “You get the patients with the doctors you network with.”   “If you actually want to be a myofunctional therapist you’re gonna have to apply what you learn.” “It takes just a lot of actual real life experience, and that’s what makes you get better.” LINKS:   Faceology - https://myfaceology.com/   MyoMentor - http://www.myomentor.com/   Sarah’s homepage - https://www.sarahkhornsby.com/   Sarah on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahkh12   Sarah on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahKHornsby/   Sarah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SarahHornsbyRDH   Sarah on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarah_k_hornsby/   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE credit!       A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
Dr. Ryan Nolan talks about preventive products and the three pillars of disease: biology, chemistry, physiology.  A healthy biofilm in one person may be an unhealthy biofilm in another.  Dr. Nolan breaks that down for us in this week's TIPisode Thank you to Elementa for sponsoring this week's TIPisode! Ryan Nolan, DMD is a practitioner, commentator, and creator of the amazing podcast The Biofilm Factor — where he discusses biofilm management and diet with other dental professionals. He is also a co-founder of Elementa Silver, which specializes in nano silver-driven oral cleaning solutions. His work in dentistry and oral health care is guided by his previous education in chemical engineering, and he approaches the field with an eye for results-based research. The Biofilm Factor - http://thebiofilmfactor.com/ Elementa Silver - https://elementasilver.com/ Elementa Silver on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_dp_s_web_0?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Elementa+Silver Elementa Silver on Instagram (@elementaoralcare) - https://www.instagram.com/elementaoralcare/?hl=en Ryan on Instagram (@ryannolandnd) - https://www.instagram.com/ryannolandmd/?hl=en
A Tale of Two Hygienists continues its series on myofunctional therapy by looking at how these issues manifest in older children and adults and how early we should act in order to most effectively treat them. Joining Michelle again for this series is Sarah Hornsby!   Sarah K. Hornsby, RDH, is a myofunctional therapist, speaker and mentor. Her interest in myofunctional disorders arose from her own myofunctional problems, inspiring her to ask bigger questions about why these issues are prevalent in today’s society. This ultimately led to her launching her own myofunctional therapy practice, Faceology, a decade ago.   In this episode, Sarah discusses a whole new movement in orthodontic treatment, examines how myriad factors do—or do NOT—impact myofunctional health, weighs the benefits of techniques for treating myofunctional issues while you sleep.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 15:59   - Sarah discusses a controversy in the orthodontic community over when certain teeth should be removed.   - How Invisalign is branching out its products to a younger age group.   - The questions Sarah asks the orthodontists she works with.   - Looking at the relationship between mouth-breathing and rampant cavities.   - Taking a comprehensive approach to diagnosis myofunctional issues rather than jumping to conclusions based on one or two traits or predictors.   - A quick and easy method to screen patients for potential myofunctional issues.   - Why myofunctional therapy involves higher carbon dioxide intake.   - CPAP: a useful treatment, but definitely not the cure.     QUOTES:   “I really appreciate those dentists who are trying to start early.”   “If you look at all the people with the worst perio, they probably have myofunctional issues.”   “If you change the teeth but not the muscles and the soft tissue and the habits, of course the teeth are gonna go back.”   “Myofunctional therapy is really just physical therapy for the muscles of the mouth.”   “Especially with our TMJ patients, we have to be including some sort of myofunctional component or they’re not gonna get better.” LINKS:   Faceology - https://myfaceology.com/   MyoMentor - http://www.myomentor.com/   Sarah’s homepage - https://www.sarahkhornsby.com/   Sarah on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahkh12   Sarah on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahKHornsby/   Sarah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SarahHornsbyRDH   Sarah on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarah_k_hornsby/   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!     A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists   AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca
This week's tip is all about increasing patient acceptance with the use of an intra-oral camera.  A picture speaks a 1000 words, right? With these tips, you will be able to help patients see what their needs are and get them on board with the necessary treatment. You can win an intra-oral camera by signing up at this link!  Eden Ivie is a dedicated dental hygienist with a strong interest in public health as well as holistic wellness and nutrition. She maintains dental hygiene licenses in three states and is a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania. Eden has been practicing clinical dental hygiene since graduating from San Juan College in 2004 and earned her BSDH from Northern Arizona University in 2018. She currently uses her PHDHP license to practice in a pediatric mobile dental unit that provides preventative care for children in Head Start and other public health settings utilizing teledentistry technologies. Eden works as a Teledentistry Specialist and Director of Customer Success for MouthWatch where she provides training and implementation guidance for a range of dental care models embracing teledentistry.   
A Tale of Two Hygienists is continuing its miniseries on myofunctional therapy with Sarah K. Hornsby. This week, she shines a light on how myofunctional disorders develop in babies and infants and how widely-accepted nurturing practices can enable them.   Sarah K. Hornsby, RDH, is a myofunctional therapist, speaker and mentor. Her interest in myofunctional disorders arose from her own myofunctional problems, inspiring her to ask bigger questions about why these issues are prevalent in today’s society. This ultimately led to her launching her own myofunctional therapy practice, Faceology, a decade ago.   In this episode, Sarah explains how breastfeeding plays an important role in the development of oral muscles, reveals how modern technology has a negative impact on nurturing, and discusses how you can most effectively provide guidance to stubborn parents.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 14:15   - Sarah explains how nutrition is not the only important part of breastfeeding.   - Why it’s better to perform a tongue tie procedure as early as possible.   - Looking at the different techniques used for tongue tie procedures and which are better suited for infants,   - Why tummy time is so important to myofunctional health.   - The reason you should think twice about looking at your cell phone while breastfeeding.   - Why the immune systems of babies born through C-section are different from those born vaginally.   - Sarah breaks down why she’s so against pacifiers.   - The difficulty of integrating myofunctional therapy into a dental practice, especially when it comes to advising parents on their babies’ feeding habits.     QUOTES:   “Breastfeeding is myofunctional therapy for babies.”   “I think any baby who has acid reflux... should definitely be screened for a tongue tie.”   “Our bodies are amazingly resilient and adaptable.”   “Education is the key. If moms know, they can make a decision, and that’s it.”   “Mouth-breathing alone, at night, will affect your sleep.”   “Do your own research, and if you feel like something’s wrong, trust your gut.” LINKS:   Faceology - https://myfaceology.com/   MyoMentor - http://www.myomentor.com/   Sarah’s homepage - https://www.sarahkhornsby.com/   Sarah on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahkh12   Sarah on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahKHornsby/   Sarah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SarahHornsbyRDH   Sarah on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarah_k_hornsby/   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!     A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
TIPisode with Cindy Purdy

TIPisode with Cindy Purdy

2020-01-1000:11:59

Ergonomics is no longer just a trendy buzz word.  Join Cindy on this TIPisode as she discusses personal injuries in the dental office.  Did you know we are #1 on a list! But don't get too excited, this isn't going to be a good list to be on!   Multiple decades (!) of clinical dental hygiene has fueled Cindy’s passion for equity of care. Currently, she developed a hybrid traditional/virtual dental practice in her rural community. By providing training and strategic development that emphasize alternative, collaborative, or independent workforce models, she utilizes teledentistry as a platform to redefine dental hygiene careers. GIVEAWAY ALERT Crown Seating sponsors this episode.  They want to make sure you get the best saddle stool in the industry!  Click this link to sign up for the giveaway.  It ends Jan 31st, but do not worry! If you are not the lucky winner, Crown Seating will still give you 5% off your order!  We will email you that code on Feb 1st after the winner is chosen!  Good Luck, and thanks for listening! Visit crownseating.com for more info Reach out to us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or our website ataleoftwohygienists.com Subscribe to this podcast and leave us a review!  
A Tale of Two Hygienists is starting the New Year off with a brand new series focusing on myofunctional therapy, which focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. To walk us through this complex subject, we have a very special guest accompanying us over the next few episodes.   Sarah K. Hornsby, RDH, is a myofunctional therapist, speaker and mentor. Her interest in myofunctional disorders arose from her own myofunctional problems, inspiring her to ask bigger questions about why these issues are prevalent in today’s society. This ultimately led to her launching her own myofunctional therapy practice, Faceology, a decade ago.   In this episode, Sarah discusses what pushed her to take up myofunctional therapy, explains what she hopes for her patients to achieve by the end of their treatments, and reveals some of the pushback she experienced trying to talk about these disorders with patients.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 17:04   - How Sarah went from hygiene school to the school of hard knocks in a very short span of time.   - Looking back at how “fringe” myofunctional therapy was thought to be only a decade ago.   - Why having a few strange symptoms led Sarah to pursue myofunctional therapy.   - Sarah describes the opposition she faced when trying to discuss myofunctional issues with patients at her former clinic.   - How Sarah’s professional relationship with dentists has changed over the years.   - Sarah outlines her four goals for her myofunctional patients.   - What historical and environmental factors influenced both myofunctional disorders and the study of them?   - How Sarah has started mentoring other oral health professionals in myofunctional therapy.     QUOTES:   “Why are we not looking at this if it is important, and why have I not heard of it?”   “I turned that hygiene program around.”   “It’s hard to talk about stuff you don’t know about.”   “If you want to do this, you’re going to have to take multiple training courses.”   “That’s kind of my mission: to make the field grow.”   “I love those four day courses. I just think we need to be more realistic about the application.” LINKS:   Faceology - https://myfaceology.com/   MyoMentor - http://www.myomentor.com/   Sarah’s homepage - https://www.sarahkhornsby.com/   Sarah on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahkh12   Sarah on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahKHornsby/   Sarah on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SarahHornsbyRDH   Sarah on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarah_k_hornsby/   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!     A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
Next stop, vulnerability station! As a kind of New Year’s gift, Andrew and Michelle have wrapped up a special bonus episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists! To open the year, they’re getting pretty real by discussing the low points of working as a dental hygienist and dealing with the ins and outs of working in a practice.   Inspired by a recent article in OSAP’s journal, they touch on professional burnout, questionable office ethics, and look back through their shared years as dental hygienists to reflect on how they’ve dealt with unsupportive coworkers and even bullying. But most importantly, your hosts want to impress that there is always a happy ending to be found, either by improving your workplace or finding a job better suited to your needs.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   - Recounting how burnout manifests itself physically.   - How demoralizing it can be to work in an unsupportive environment.   - Why communication is essential for creating healthier workplaces.   - Examining how some colleagues and bosses become micromanagers.   - What you can do for yourself and your workplace to reduce burnout.     QUOTES:   “The education, the information, the networking is what got me out of it.”   “Everybody needs to sit in a room, and everybody needs to talk it out.” LINKS:     A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
For the latest student roundtable, A Tale of Two Hygienists has invited on three guests who either work with patients affected by HIV/AIDS or have studied the virus to debunk myths and misconceptions surrounding this epidemic.   Daniel Lopez has been a hygienist since 2012; since graduating, he’s been working with Access Community Health Center in Manhattan, which focuses on LGBTQ patients and the treatment of HIV. Amber Riley is based in San Diego and has been a dental hygienist for over two decades and works in a suburban practice; a small portion of her patients live with HIV and she’s seen firsthand how the prognosis of those living with the virus has changed over the years. JoAnn Gurenlian has over 40 years of dental hygiene experience under her belt; she is the graduate program director at Idaho State University, and back in the 1980s she was part of a task force that investigated HIV/AIDS during the initial outbreak.   In this roundtable, our guests discuss how we can prevent exposure to and the spread of HIV, explain the importance of “patient navigators” and how oral health care professionals should adjust their treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:   Interview starts: 3:05 - JoAnn breaks down the difference between quantitative and qualitative studies and the benefits of each.   - What treatments and methods can be used to prevent exposure to and proliferation of HIV?   - JoAnn discusses the positive correlation between patients’ sexual orientations and their health care providers’ own orientations.   - The ins and outs of HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis): prescribing, side-effects, and what advancements are being made.   - Who are “patient navigators” and why are they so essential for helping people get the treatment they need?   - How Maslow’s hierarchy of needs can determine whether or not people seek out dental treatment and care.   - Dispelling the idea that HIV contraction is the result of promiscuity.   - What does—and doesn’t—change for our guests’ usual standard operating procedures when they learn a patient has HIV/AIDS.     QUOTES:   “We’re pretty much the future model of what health care is trying to shift towards.”   “For anyone who feels that their risk of exposure can be high, this is a preventative procedure.”   “We need to find a way to talk about risk in a positive way.”   “Sexual health is absolutely demonstrated in the oral cavity.”   “Every generation is less toxic than the last.”   “If someone is virally suppressed, there are no documented cases of them transmitting the virus.”   “You have to learn to be discerning about what is good research.”   “Every person is worth all of our time and attention.” LINKS:   Daniel's email: lopez.j.daniel@gmail.com    Amber's email: Ariley@decoeducation.com    JoAnn's email: jargphd@verizon.net   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your CE Credit!     A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
Dr. Uche Odiatu is back and here to get you started in 2020!  Are you setting a goal or resolution?  If so, you need to hear this!  Dr. Odiatu is a practicing dentist, certified trainer, author, speaker, and repeat AToTH guest.  He always brings us content that we can use to make us and our patients happy and healthy.  Be sure to check out the many episodes with Dr. Uche and head over to our YouTube channel and watch the videos Dr. Uche and Michelle did to help you stretch and take care of your body! Contact him! http://www.druche.com/ www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/UcheOdiatuodiatu odiatudmd@gmail.com Instagram: @fitspeakers  Book: The Miracle of Health  
Sometimes the real challenge in treating an airway disorder is getting the patient to actually take our advice—which can mean encouraging the other care providers a patient has to speak to them about the problem. This week’s guest believes in not only treating airway disorders within our profession, but reaching out to other medical fields to ensure these problems are comprehensively addressed.   Julia Worrall, “The Sleep RN,” is a registered nurse and the program director of the FAH Airway Advocate Program, which advocates for greater awareness and treatment of airway issues. A member of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, she works tirelessly to address the epidemic of sleep disorders affecting Americans today.   In this episode, Julia explains how hygienists can sound the alarm on airway issues, discusses how dental professionals can link up with people in other fields to tackle these problems, and suggests ways we can more effectively reach out to patients about airway concerns.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Interview starts: 16:30 - Why Julia really appreciates the learning curve aspect of her work, even if it means having to discard what she thought to be true.   - Overcoming our natural impostor syndrome as the dental community takes on more and more medical issues.   - How dental professionals can become “first responders” when it comes to airway issues.   - Why how we communicate our airway concerns to patients can affect if they actually take our advice.   - On building bridges with nurses and other members of different medical professions.   - How our knowledge of airway issues has changed over the course of 2019—and what Julia says 2020 has in store for us.   - Getting over your fear of admitting “I don’t know.”   - What’s the most interesting thing Julia has learned at this conference?     QUOTES:   “We’re also professionals and that means we don’t stay stuck in what we believe to be true when there’s new evidence.”   “You have to balance your time with what you’re teaching and what you’re learning.”   “Own your space, own your knowledge.”   “Each patient that you have deserves 100%.”   “I wanna help you guys get to where you’re seen, you’re heard, you’re validated.” LINKS:   Face My Pain - https://facemypain.com/Site/Home   Julia’s email: julia@facemypain.com    FACE on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FACEMovement.World/   Foundation for Airway Health - https://www.airwayhealth.org/   Continuing Education Alliance - https://ceaeducation.net/   Correct Sleep - http://correctsleep.com/ A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
We are switching it up this week and bringing you a tip from Michelle.  She has a huge course on maintaining dental implants in-office and at-home and for some reason hasn't shared that info with you guys.  This week she has some tips on how to assess a dental implant and when you should scale one.   She is a big fan of the facebook group, Dental Implants Uncovered.  If you want to learn more about how to maintain these awesome appliances that give people another chance at teeth, head over to that group. You can find more info from Michelle at her website MIchelleStrangerdh.com where she has links to all of her articles 
While you might not see the connection at first, there is a connection between poor oral health, poor sleep, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. To interview this week’s guest about the subject, Michelle is joined by the similarly named Machell Hudson, who co-hosts the Reflection Health Podcast on channel 1 of A Tale of Two Hygienists’ own Dental Podcast Network!   Anne O. Rice is a registered dental hygienist and the Sleep Care Coordinator for Sleep Group Solutions, which specializes in dental treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Anne wants to change the trajectories of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and she believes dental professionals can help achieve that by educating patients and taking greater precautions when it comes to bacteria, yeast and other infections.   In this episode, Anne discusses the relationship between bacterial infection and Alzheimer’s/dementia, explains when you need to say “no” to a patient, and reveals why you need to become very good friends with berry hibiscus tea.     EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Interview starts: 3:17   - Michelle and Machell reflect on when they first met and how they realized they were kindred spirits.   - How bacteria, yeast and the herpes virus are “flamethrowers” that kickstart Alzheimer’s and associated conditions.   - Why dental professionals need to impress the long-term effects of bacterial infection to patients, rather than just the aesthetic effects.   - What should hygienists be looking for when examining patients for bacterial infection?   - Anne’s argument for why dental professionals need to be extremely supportive of patients living with Alzheimer’s and similar diseases.   - Breaking down a study that revealed a significant link between blood pressure and brain health.   - The relationship between sleep apnea, poor sleep, and neurodegenerative diseases.   - The science behind why exercise is so crucial for brain health.   - Taking the proper precautions when working with patients dealing with bacterial infection.   - How can we make the most of long wait times in a way that benefits patient education?     QUOTES:   “When I looked at these modifiable risk factors to prevent the disease, it was stuff that I was doing in my practice.”   “I’m not asking anyone to do anything more than what they’re doing, just tweak a little bit and be a little more educated.”   “Vessel health is so crucial to brain health.”   “Mid-life high blood pressure astronomically increases your risk for Alzheimer’s disease.”   “Sleep is one of the biggest things. We just really need to take it seriously.”   “Let me be crystal clear: if somebody has a cold sore, please, don’t treat them. For their own sake!”   “Let’s protect ourselves a little bit more.”   “You have to get past your fear, and you have to make a difference in some way.” LINKS:   Oral Systemic Seminars - https://www.anneorice.com/   Anne’s email: anneorice@gmail.com    Sleep Group Solutions - https://join.sleepgroupsolutions.com/   Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test - https://www.mocatest.org/   Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!   Go here to take the test and get your CE credit!   Be sure to thank the sponsor for this episode by heading over to www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!   THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.     A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/     AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/     AToTH on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ataleoftwohygienists     AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch

TIPisode with Noel Kelsch

2019-12-1300:10:20

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch. The ultrasonic bath is more important in the sterilization process than you may have given it credit for.  Noel breaks down how it works, how we monitor, and why hand scrubbing instruments is not advised.   Send in your infection control questions!  Noel would love to answer them for you.  Medicom sponsors this episode.  Head over to their website and learn more about their products to keep you and your patient protected https://www.medicom.com/en Noel Brandon-Kelsch is an international speaker, writer, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice and Director of Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program.  She is passionate about oral health and has the uncanny ability to motivate and enlighten audiences through her unique humor and cutting edge information.  She takes the tough subject matter and presents it in such an exciting way that it becomes thought-provoking even to those not involved in her industry. Noel is an infection control guru and is going to bring us tips that can make use more informed clinicians! Check out her webpage noelkelsch.com
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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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