<![CDATA[MichelleStrangeRDH.com - Articles]]>Sat, 26 Sep 2020 13:29:43 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[There has to be more to dental hygiene than this: A systemic approach]]>Wed, 02 Sep 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/there-has-to-be-more-to-dental-hygiene-than-this-a-systemic-approachDental hygienists have the opportunity to integrate oral health into overall health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of oral disease becomes even more essential in maintaining systemic health.
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<![CDATA[Our success is often due to successful networking]]>Tue, 01 Sep 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/our-success-is-often-due-to-successful-networkingI was recently pondering how my podcast, A Tale of Two Hygienists, which I cohost with Andrew Johnston, became so popular. We didn’t even have a website in the first few years and neither of us have any background in marketing. I concluded that our success is due to our time spent networking and our genuine love for the profession. We truly want to shine a light on dental hygiene, help clinicians fight burnout, and disseminate information to everyone who is willing to listen and learn. Our network of people we’ve met at meetings helps us spread the word and we are so grateful to them!
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<![CDATA[Environmental disinfection is a vital step toward preventing the spread of COVID-19]]>Sat, 01 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/environmental-disinfection-is-a-vital-step-toward-preventing-the-spread-of-covid-19Dental professionals are hyper-aware of proper hand hygiene and PPE, but we should be careful not to overlook environmental disinfection processes. Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, reviews important environmental disinfection guidelines.
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<![CDATA[When you are the victim of aggressive online behavior in your profession]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/when-you-are-the-victim-of-aggressive-online-behavior-in-your-professionBullies and victims. These two personas have been around as long as humans have existed. Usually, we think of them in the classroom or on the playground, but as the internet has evolved, bullying has become more complex. Online bullying, or cyberbullying, wreaks havoc on its victims, and it is much harder to escape when it happens in online forums attached to personal or professional social media accounts.1

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<![CDATA[Listen to dental podcasts to avoid professional burnout]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/listen-to-dental-podcasts-to-avoid-professional-burnoutWith burnout rates so high among dental professionals, how can you combat professional pressure and recover from workday stress? One effective method might be easier than you think. By listening to dental podcasts, you can better manage the feelings that come from the everyday challenges of dentistry.
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<![CDATA[Volunteering: An unexpected way to market your dental practice]]>Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/volunteering-an-unexpected-way-to-market-your-dental-practiceFor dental professionals, the benefits of volunteering are tremendous. Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, shares how giving back to your community could yield personal, professional, and even financial rewards.
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<![CDATA[What dental professionals need to understand about respiratory infections]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/what-dental-professionals-need-to-understand-about-respiratory-infectionsWhat do dentistry and dental professionals have to do with respiratory infections? As it turns out, a lot, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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<![CDATA[When bullying happens to you]]>Wed, 24 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/when-bullying-happens-to-youBullying can have devastating consequences in our workplaces and personal lives. Learn how to deal with bullies in healthy ways to make a positive difference in our profession and in the world.
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<![CDATA[The survey says: We gotta step up our infection control game]]>Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/the-survey-says-we-gotta-step-up-our-infection-control-gameOur fellow hygienists have spoken. Not just a few of them, but hundreds. A survey from November 2019 to March 2020 asked 770 hygienists about infection control (IC) practices in their clinics. The results clearly show that our profession has an opportunity for growth in this area. We explore three main findings and their significance in today’s dental world.
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<![CDATA[Education on the go]]>Wed, 27 May 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://michellestrangerdh.com/articles/education-on-the-goCan podcasts be useful learning tools? We take a look at the benefits of listening and identify dentistry-specific series aimed to educate and inform.
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