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This dental team member is frustrated about her dentist-boss not taking COVID-19 seriously. She feels the team and patients are not receiving the protection they deserve because of his nonchalance. What can she do? Author - India R. Chance, BSDH, RDH Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH
10/19/2020 0 Comments
As types of infections and risks evolve, so do the methods of containment and control. But one thing will stay the same—the hierarchy of hazard controls. Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, explains how to implement these infection controls in your practice.
Dental 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.
I 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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8/1/2020 0 Comments
Dental 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.
Bullies 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
With 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.
For 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.
What do dentistry and dental professionals have to do with respiratory infections? As it turns out, a lot, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullying 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.