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This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode our very own Andrew Johnston, RDH talks to us about lunch and learns, and provides tips to get the most out of yours! Episode Highlights Proper execution Block your schedule Distraction free Sample questions for your rep Post meeting action items Quotes " They do the job because they love helping peopl…
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! It’s National Suicide Prevention month and Michelle has invited Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor with 25 years in practice, to discuss The Emotional P…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about periodontitis and its “makeover”. Quotes: “It's important for us to understand what this definition means, because within the scaffolding of this definition, we understand that primary features of periodontal disease can include loss of periodonta…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH to discuss Silver Diamine Fluoride and why you should think outside the box and incorporate a new product into your operatory. Dr. Joy is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner. Episode Highlights …
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’, roundtable edition, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited multiple guests on the podcast. This week: Carrie Ibbetson, RDH, returns to the show, …
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about necrotizing periodontal diseases. Quotes: “If any of you have ever treated a patient that has a necrotizing periodontal disease, you'll never forget it. In fact, the smell of that disease process alone is probably ingrained into your nose hairs, i…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Michelle and Andrew! Your hosts are giving you the tips on all the ways to learn and thrive with A Tale of Two Hygienists! Episode Highlights The Podcast - Get your CE (IT IS FREE) TIPisodes Fast Facts: Perio Edition Fact Facts: Pharmacology Edition Social Media AToTH Library - Website…
 
Please Leave a Review! In this episode, Andrew Johnston, RDH is joined by Machell Hudson, RDH and Neil Hoover. On this episode our guests and Andrew dive into what it is like when you enter your first practice and how you can go about getting the equipment you need to be the best clinician possible. Machell is a repeat guest of A Tale of Two Hygien…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH looks at patients specifically who present with non dental biofilm induced gingivitis associated with traumatic lesions or hypersensitivity reactions. Quotes: “These are going to be patients that may have some type of a reaction due to dental restorative materials.…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Andrea Wiseman, RDH from Elevate Oral Care to talk to us about prevention in restoration materials. Episode Highlights Planing the tooth Restorations Glass Ionomer SELDOX Quotes “Bacteria loves these areas with rough edges.” “Restorations have an expected lifespan.” “With modern chemis…
 
Please Leave a Review! Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH., Melia Lewis, MEd, BSDH, RDH., and Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH., of ‘Hygiene Edge’ host the podcast this week. They have invited their students Angie, Blair, and Courtney to discuss challenges they faced in dental hygiene education and ways hygiene educators can set up students for success.…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH continues the conversation about patients that can present with an oral inflammatory condition not associated with dental biofilm. This week we are looking at patients that present with Mucocutaneous disorders. Quotes: “This is going to be a lot of pathology talk. …
 
This week's TIPisode is delivered by our very own Andrew Johnston, RDH! He focuses the discussion on what a restorative hygienist does and tells us about his decision tree for selecting a restorative material. He also breaks down the restorative hygienist model for increased production and retention! It's a good episode for the whole team! Links ht…
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! Andrea Hight, Area Sales Manager for Software/Technology at Henry Schein One, joins Michelle today for a discussion about the critical role of the hygienist in improving overall healt…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition with your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH there's a fungus among us, we're looking at patients that present with some type of an inflammatory condition due to fungal origin. Quotes: “Histoplasmosis is actually an interesting infection that's acquired via the lungs via the respiratory tract due to inha…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Andrew Nobilini and Mike Rust from ProEdge Dental Water Labs! Andrew and Mike talk to us about the ONE waterline maintenance protocol to rule them all. Our hosts cut through the confusion and give you the information you need to know to do what is best for your practice and patients! E…
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! Duane Tinker returns to the podcast today to join Andrew and Michelle for a discussion about patient records and charts in the dental field. Listeners may remember that Duane is a for…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses patients that present with a gingival manifestation associated with viral origin. Quotes: “Speaking of fever, another very common viral condition that we can see in the oral cavity is primary herpetic gingivostomatitis.” “The latent form is a form of shin…
 
On this A Tale of Two Hygienists bonus episode Michelle is talking with repeat guest and friend of the podcast Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz about guided biofilm therapy (GBT) and the use of AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master from EMS. This episode is sponsored by EMS. For more information about Airflow visit www.ems-dental.com. Episode Highlights Long Term…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are speaking to all the clinical educators out there! We are joined by Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH from Hygiene Edge to talk about helping students build confidence. Episode Highlights Let the student lead Set them up for success Show confidence in them Have the student use confidence language Giv…
 
Please Leave a Review! It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a roster of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. Today, Michelle and Andrew have invited Teresa and Pete, two professionals with a vast amount of recruiting experience both within and beyond the dental fie…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses genetic or developmental disorders and infections that can affect a gingival lesion. Quotes: “Now, the main piece that I want you to know about this is that when a patient presents with necrotizing disease, necrotizing periodontal disease, absolutely ther…
 
On this weeks TIPisode, brought to you by Young Dental we are joined by Whitney Howerton, MDH, RDH to discuss all things about handpieces, specifically cordless handpieces! Highlights Corded vs. Cordless Handpieces Create your handpiece wishlist Discover CDC recommendations for handpiece disinfection and sterilization Create a safer polishing exper…
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! Joining Andrew and Michelle on today’s episode is Dr. Robert MacLean, DVM and Dr. Erin Ribka, DVM here to discuss animal oral health. Dr. Ribka is an owner and veterinarian at Veterin…
 
On this AToTH bonus episode Andrew learns how to use our new podcasting equipment and Michelle talks with Melissa Turner, Brooke Crouch and Sarah Crow about the Cellerant Best Of Class Hygiene Awards! Episode Highlights Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Awards Virtual Award Program December - We select WINNERS! Debate (To the Death for Michelle) “We …
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses systemic or modifying factors for patients that present with dental biofilm induced gingivitis. Quotes: “What we're really talking about is the fact that in addition, these individuals present with a dramatic rise in their sex steroid hormone levels durin…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Steve Pardue from Elevate Oral Care to talk about xylitol, a tool to fight against acid producing bacteria! Episode Highlights Demineralization and Remineralization Xylitol Quantity of Xylitol Quotes “Everyday when we eat and drink our exposed teeth demineralize for a period of time.” …
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! It’s been a long time in the works, but Andrew and Michelle finally get to welcome someone to the show today that so many listeners have been requesting – the amazing Lisa Copeland, R…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses predisposing factors to dental biofilm induced gingivitis. Quotes: “I want to be very clear, this is when biofilm levels have begun to build up. And if we do not see any disruption or removal of this dental plaque accumulation over days or weeks, we're go…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Pediatric Dentist, Dr.Jeannette MacLean to talk to us about the expanding MI Paste line from GC America. Episode Highlights What is MI Paste? Recaldent Using MI Paste in Your Practice Pediatric Patients Teen Patients MI Paste Plus Hypersensitivity MI Paste One MI Paste Kids Quotes “MI …
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! Inspired by the book, What Happened To You?, by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey, Michelle and Andrew have invited Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA to discuss Adverse Childhood Experience…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses the two major categories of gingivitis as are defined by the 2017 AAP classification system. Quotes: “Gingivitis is a reversible disease process of the periodontium meaning the expectation now is for us as clinicians to see gingivitis as a disease process…
 
Welcome back everyone to a bonus episode where Andrew makes up the game as he goes along and awards points for great answers! On this episode he focuses on RDH Under One Roof and is joined by return guests Sandy Lee and Carlos Rodriguez and new "guest" Michelle Strange! Learn about what these guests are looking forward to at RDHUOR and how much the…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Jessica Atkinson, RDH, MEd from Hygiene Edge to talk about having a team mentality in clinical dental hygiene This TIPisode is sponsored by Orascoptic. Visit www.Orascoptic.com to learn more. Quotes “coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is succ…
 
Please Leave a Review! It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a roster of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. Today, Melissa Obrotka, BA, RDH, and Nicole Fortune, MBA, RDH, join Andrew and Michelle to discuss implant dentistry and the differences between a natural t…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH discusses clinical gingival health as it is defined by the 2017 AAP classification systems. Quotes: “The key indicator here is that it is imperative for us as the treating clinician to identify, does our patient truly present with pristine health of the periodontiu…
 
This TIPisode is brought to you by Zirc Dental. We are joined by Tina Punton, who talks to us about the game changer that is Mr. Thirsty One-Step! Tina attended Minnesota State University-Mankato to receive her degree in Dental Hygiene. Prior to joining the Zirc team, she spent 23 years practicing dental hygiene in various sectors of dentistry. She…
 
Please Leave a Review! Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH., Melia Lewis, MEd, BSDH, RDH., and Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH., of ‘Hygiene Edge’ take over and host the podcast this week. Together, they discuss how they get ready for summer as dental hygiene educators. Offering valuable experience, insights, and advice along the way. In this episode, J…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH begins dialog around the 2017 AAP classification systems by talking about the clinical spectrum of health and the first two of the major categories when it comes to diagnosing or identifying periodontal health as pristine periodontal health and a well maintained cl…
 
Please Rate this Podcast! On this TIPisode we are joined by Stephanie Eddy, RDH BSDH to talk about motivational interviewing and tools to assist in your caries risk assessment! Episode Highlights: Motivational Interviewing Caries Risk Assessment Time barrier, and solution Quotes: "Patient centered communication is a simple conversational technique …
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Inspired by an article in Dentistry IQ regarding a popular misconception about CPT codes, Michelle and Andrew have invited two experts in the coding field to the p…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH gives us a brief overview of the 2017 AAP classification system! Quotes: “ So know that when a patient sits down in your chair, the Academy expects you to identify, is this patient a periodontal healthy patient? Is this patient a gingivally healthy patient?” “Stay …
 
Are you frustrated you can't get the cool prophy paste or the newest tools into your office? On this TIPisode Andrew talks to us about how you select your products, providing tips on how to evaluate, and get them into your office! Episode Highlights Steps to Evaluating Products Andrew Talks Money GC America, Supporting Hygienists Links: Andrew's TI…
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Survey results from the end of last year indicate that a fair number of ‘A Tale of Two Hygienists’ listeners want to hear more about laser use in their work, and t…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about a study titled The Covid-19 Pathway which proposes the fact that there could be an alternative route of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Quotes: “We know that any breach to immune defenses of the mouth can permit various types of bacteria and viruses to ente…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Andrew Nobilini and Mike Rust from ProEdge Dental Water Labs! Andrew and Mike talk to us about not one, not two but THREE ways to save money on dental unit waterline testing! Be sure to listen to the end to get your free gift from ProEdge and jumpstart your dental unit waterline testin…
 
Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! Spring Hatfield, RDH, joins Michelle and Andrew on the podcast once again this week. As many of you will remember, Spring is a dental hygienist and co-founder of Masterminds, LLC, who…
 
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH takes a look at prophylactic antibiotics for the reduction of potential infective endocarditis. Quotes: “As we've continued to see research unpacking some of the risks associated with utilizing antibiotics before a dental procedure, we've actually found that there …
 
For this A Tale of Two Hygienists bonus episode Andrew is joined by Sandy Lee and Carlos Rodriguez, and Amanda Hill. Andrew plays a game with his guests, where they answer his questions around the ADHA conference and points are awarded based on what Andrew feels is the best answer. Spoiler alert Andrew is not a fan of ass-less chaps, fanny packs no…
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH to discuss protecting your investment in your dental hygiene instruments with the use of cassettes. Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH is the founder Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner. Episode Hig…
 
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