Appropriate methods to control biofilm formation and monitor water quality must be implemented to safeguard patients. By Eve J. Cuny, BA, MS, and Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP
Inflammation is the link that binds these two common maladies.
By Marcelo Freire, DDS, PhD, DMSc
The matriarch of dental hygiene, Esther M. Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, lives on through her seminal textbook, her passion for the profession of dental hygiene, and her personal impact on friends and colleagues.
By Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS
The midlevel practitioner model continues to gain momentum as more
states consider the addition of new dental providers.
Public health dental hygienist practitioners in
Pennsylvania can help improve access to oral health
care and patient outcomes by serving as dental
navigators in medical offices.
By Donna L. Murray-Schoenecker, PHDHP, MSDH,
and C. Eve J. Kimball, MD, FAAP
Dental hygienists at Northwest Colorado Health
practice at the top of their license while working in a
primary care setting.
By Malea Johnson, BS, RDH, EPDH
Integrating oral health care and incorporating dental
professionals into the provision of medicine will
improve patient outcomes.
By Patricia Brown Bonwell, RDH, BSDH, MSG, PhD
Public health dental hygienists are helping to improve the
access of vulnerable populations to dental services.
By Katherine Lemoine Pelullo, RDH, MEd
Dental accountable care organizations strive to
improve patient experience and health outcomes
while reducing costs.
By Kristen Simmons, MHA, BSDH, RDH; Joanna Mullins, BSDH,
RDH; and Joshua B. Even, DMD
With the registered dental hygienist in alternative practice, California
remains ahead of the curve in expanding the roles of dental hygienists.
By Elizabeth Mertz, PhD, MA, and Ruth Kearn, RDHAP, MS
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