A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

By 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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TIPisode Teledentistry and how to code for it with Teresa Duncan, MS!
17:34
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Teresa Duncan, MS. Teresa talks to us about teledentistry and the coding that surrounds it! 
 
Teresa is a speaker and writer with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Her areas of expertise include proven accounts receivable and insurance methods, and helping doctors and managers establish solid management systems. A recipient of the Educator of the Year Award by the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries – a component of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, she understands the importance of continuing education.
 
Episode Highlights
  • Pre COVID-19 vs. Post COVID-19
  • D9995 and D9996
  • D0190/D140
  • Evaluation Codes
  • HIPAA
Quotes
 
“The ADA has a really nice guide on teledentistry and it’s uses”  
 
“Its basically to determine whether the patient needs to be seen by a dentist for diagnosis” 
 
“When I take a look at the time involved…I almost feel like you should be looking at D140”
 
“It’s not a code that is going to pay out a lot, it's more of a descriptor” 
 
“A lot of the talk is that you can only use the 140, and that is just not true” 
 
“D0170 is one of the more criminally underused codes out there” 
 
“You should absolutely be charging for that, especially with all the PPE being used” 
 
“9311 can be done over teledentistry” 
 
“There are dedicated apps for this”
 
“Code for what you did, look at what you did, and then find the right code” 
 
Links
 
A Tale of Two Hygienists Website: www.ataleoftwohygienists.com 
Nobody Told Me That Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com 
Jul 03, 2020
234 Student Focused Presents: Ergonomics For A Long And Healthy Dental Career!
36:27

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It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ monthly student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a quartet of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. This month’s student roundtable introduces ATotH’s new series for July: ergonomics.

 

Emily Boge, RDH, is the dental administrative chair at Hawkeye Community College and also serves as the program chairs for dental assisting and dental hygiene. Lancette Van Guilder has practiced dental hygiene for a quarter of a century and currently splits her time between private practice and working as a continuing education speaker, including courses on ergonomics. She’s part of a “power team” with her husband, Ward, a physical therapist who specializes in occupational health and wellness. 

 

In this episode, our guests discuss the essentials of posture, examine a study on impact of poor posture, and explain what you can do to feel as hale and hearty 20 years down the road as you are now.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 3:38

 

- Lancette and Ward discuss an article on the long term effects of poor posture on muscle imbalances among dental hygienists.

 

- The “cone of stability” and how sitting and standing have different effects on your body.

 

- Why even veteran hygienists can benefit from having a student shadow them for a little while.

 

- Emily expresses her concern about the lack of consistency in teaching ergonomics among hygiene schools.

 

- The importance of resting your feet on the ground and not on the chair legs when sitting down.

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“The goal of ergonomic training and education is [a] neutral working position.”

 

“The vast majority of dental hygienists do not work in a neutral position.”

 

“If I have one thing to say to the students that are listening, it’s that you need to advocate to the people who make the decisions.”

 

“It is a lot harder to unteach a bad habit than it is to learn it the right way.”

 



LINKS:

 

Hygienist for Health: https://www.hygienistforhealth.com/

 

Lancette’s email: lancettevg@gmail.com 

 

How to adjust your saddle stool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEDDgAP3Ctk

 

Emily’s email: emily@thinkbigdental.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.slinkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  



Jul 01, 2020
TIPisode New Patient Appointments Focus On Pediatrics With Sarah Lawrence, RDH
08:47
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Sarah Lawrence, RDH to talk about new patient appointments, focusing on pediatrics! 
 
Episode Highlights
 
  • Appointment Breakdown 
  • Tips for parents 
  • Parenting Styles
  • Point of no return
 
Quotes
 
“Parents just want to be reassured” 
 
“Each visit gets easier as the child starts to trust the office” 
 
“Encourage open communication throughout the visit” 
 
“Its helpful to know what kind of parenting style you are dealing with”
 
“It can be easy for parents to want to push their child to finish the appointment” 
 
“I realize this might not be a popular opinion, but it is something I am very passionate about” 
 
 
 
Links
 
 
Sarah Lawrence, RDH Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sarahlawRDH/ 
 
Jun 26, 2020
233 Connecting Oral Pathogens with Systemic Conditions: Understanding the Oral Systemic Connection with Kathryn Gilliam, RDH
01:14:26

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We’ve come to it: the last entry in perio series. Before A Tale of Two Hygienists waves goodbye—however briefly—to Michelle’s favorite topic, we have one final interview with more detail than you can wind an entire spool of (not as effective as you think) dental floss around.

 

Kathryn Gilliam has been practicing dental hygiene for over three decades and is the founder and owner of PerioLinks, which offers specialized coaching programs to oral healthcare professionals (and who previously appeared on episode #221!). She preaches the importance of focusing on the whole patient, not just seeing them as “a set of teeth and gums.”

 

In this episode, Kathryn explains why it’s not simply enough for patients to swish around some mouthwash, breaks down the keystone pathogen hypothesis, and gives you all the juicy details on every little bacterium.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 12:00

 

- What’s Kathryn’s favorite perio topic to discuss?

 

- How personal tragedy led Kathryn on the personal and professional journey to where she is now.

 

- Why it’s actually dangerous that periodontal disease is mostly painless.

 

- How even bleeding gums fit into a much larger medical picture that patients should be concerned about.

 

- The luxury afforded to dental hygienists that other healthcare practitioners don’t have.

 

- Looking at the array of technology used to diagnose and treat periodontal issues.

 

- Kathryn lays out her comprehensive protocol for dealing with periodontitis in the average patient.

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“I love to use technology in order to better serve our patients.”

 

“There’s so much clinical, practical information within the research if we just seek it out and seek to understand.”

 

“It makes such a difference for people to see the bacteria.”

 

“There are just so many things beyond scaling teeth and talking to patients about flossing. We’re so far beyond that.”

 

“Everything opens up when you learn how to use this technology.”

 

“If your mouth is inflamed, your body is inflamed.”

 



LINKS:

 

PerioLinks LLC - https://perioslinks.com/

 

PerioLinks webinars and media - https://perioslinks.com/media/

 

PerioLinks on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PerioLinks

 

 

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.slinkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  



Jun 24, 2020
TIPisode MI Paste, MI Paste Plus and MI Paste One with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz
08:22
 
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz. Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz (previously heard on episodes 92, 172, 174 and 219) is a dental hygienist-turned-prosthodontist and the editor of DentistryIQ.com In this TIPisode Dr. Maragliano-Muniz talks to us about MI Paste products highlighting MI Paste, MI Paste Plus, and MI Paste One from GC America. Learn why Dr. Maragliano-Muliz loves these products for her patients!
 
Episode Highlights
  • Why patients may be at risk or high risk for caries
  • What to do for patients at risk for caries
  • MI Paste, MI Paste Plus
  • MI Paste One
  • Recaldent 
 
Quotes
 
“These products are great for pregnant patients, children, and high risk patients” 
 
“Other materials that contain formulations of calcium phosphate are dependent upon a presence of an adequate amount of protein that occurs naturally in saliva” 
 
“There has to be an abrasive in a paste, to be considered a toothpaste, however the RDA is extremely low, it's at 64” 
 
“When using MI paste plaque levels are elevated for 48 hours...when using MI Paste plus or MI Paste One, PH levels are elevated for 96 hours” 
 
“This product alone will buffer plaque acid for upwards of 96 hours” 
 
“Don’t let that biofilm thrive” 
 
 
Links
 
MI Paste Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/mi.paste/
 
 
Learn more, sign up for a virtual meeting and get FREE CE: https://bit.ly/2Lw3g4y
Jun 18, 2020
232 Perio Protocols Using Lasers, Adjunctive Therapy, And Homecare With Amber Auger, RDH
01:06:32

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Michelle continues to indulge her love for and fascination with all things perio by interviewing a fellow hygienist who’s trained on advanced periodontal tools that Michelle only wishes she could get her hands on.

 

Amber Auger, RDH, is a speaker, professional coach and clinical trainer based in the Greater Boston Area. Apart from her comprehensive periodontal knowledge, Amber also has extensive experience using and training professionals on laser tools for the purposes of periodontal treatment.

 

In this episode, Amber discusses the advantages of nuances of using lasers, explains where we can really make a significant change for both patients and professionals, and reveals why she’s excited for the next ten years.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 7:49

 

- Amber takes us through her journey as a dental hygienist and discusses her experience with lasers.

 

- How exactly are lasers used to treat periodontal disease?

 

- Why you really need to take your time while probing.

 

- The reason Amber establishes a personal connection with her patients before starting in on the serious questions.

 

- What patients can do to test themselves for periodontal issues.

 

- Why Amber and her colleagues implement a probiotic rather than antibiotic protocol for patients after laser treatment.

 

- The trials and tribulations of convincing patients to use water picks. 

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“It has been an absolutely amazing journey to dental hygiene.”

 

“When I’m chatting with my patient and I’m sitting them down and reviewing their medical history, I take the time to sit and listen.”

 

“When you’re taking the time to empower them and educate them on a higher level, you’re gonna have compliance through the roof as well as patients who follow you.”

 

“We are met with opportunities as we think we are worthy of them.”

 

“We need to be insurance-aware but not dictated by insurance.”

 



LINKS:

 

Amber’s homepage: https://www.amberauger.com/

 

Amber’s email: amberaugerrdh@gmail.com 

 

Amber on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmberAugerRDHMPH

 

Amber on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberaugerrdh/

 

Amber on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmberAugerRDH

 

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.slinkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  



Jun 17, 2020
5 Ways To Be A Better Leader with Corey Jameson-Kuehl and Amanda Hill - TIPisode (June 2020)
22:24
 
This week your TIPisode is brought to you by Amanda Hill, RDH who is the host of  Your Dental Top 5 Podcast, found on The Dental Podcast Network Channel 1!  Corey Jameson-Kuehl joins Amanda to talk about the top 5 ways to be a better leader in your team environment.
 
Episode Highlights
  • Custom Dental Solutions
  • Corey’s Top 5
  • Book Recommendation 
Quotes  
 
“I think understanding yourself, is key”
“This is the ideal time to utilize something like a DISC assessment”
“Clear communication is pretty much the key to anything in life” 
“I think it’s a really big weakness if you don’t know how to ask for help”
“It does discourage the soul when you are continually micro-managed”
 
Links
 
Custom Dental Solutions: https://www.customdentalsolutions.com
 
The Dental Podcast Network Channel One homepage:
The Dental Podcast Network Channel Two homepage:
Amanda’s email:
Jun 12, 2020
231 Periodontal Disease: AAP Periodontal Classification And Patient Education With Katrina Sanders, RDH
01:47:51

It’s a new month, which means that A Tale of Two Hygienists is embarking on a new series. This time around, Michelle is indulging in her favorite interest—periodontal disease—and has invited someone who can easily walk you through every step of periodontitis.

 

Katrina Sanders, aka the “Dental Winegenist,” has been a dental hygienist for over ten years and is actually a level 1 sommelier! Katrina is based in Phoenix, AZ and works for AZPerio, the largest periodontal practice in the United States. She is also an educator, consultant and speaker.

 

In this episode, Katrina goes over and demystifies new periodontal terminology and classifications, reveals where you can build true value in your clinical work, and explains why you should really think about what you say when educating patients on periodontal issues.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 14:53

 

- Katrina explains the importance of visually demonstrating to audiences and patients how periodontal disease can affect a person’s oral health.

 

- Michelle and Katrina reflect on how long it used to take to get licenced for anything.

 

- The eye-opening moment that woke Katrina up to a long-standing issue with how hygienists discuss—or rather, DON’T discuss—periodontal issues with their patients.

 

- Why how you say something can matter even more than what you say when bringing up periodontal concerns to apprehensive patients.

 

- Katrina guides us through a very detailed tour of the stages of periodontal disease.

 

- What are the best tools for identifying the early stages of periodontitis?

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“This is our opportunity to rebrand dentistry.”

 

“I love socializing with my patients, but there’s a time and a place for that socialization.”

 

“If there’s more debris than we can manage in that small chunk of time we have to actually scale, let’s appropriately diagnose that case.”

 

“Patients need to know the ‘why’.”

 



LINKS:

 

Katrina’s homepage - https://www.katrinasanders.com/

 

Katrina’s email - katrina@katrinasanders.com 

 

Katrina on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/

 

Katrina on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheDentalWINEgenist

 

Katrina on LinkedIn - https://www.slinkedin.com/in/katrina-m-sanders-rdh-bsdh-m-ed-rf-39547bb4/

 

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.slinkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  



Jun 10, 2020
Racism, Black Lives Matter, and a Little Bit of Dentistry with Martelle Coke, Chris Williams, Anaika Forbes, and Andrew Johnston
01:09:57

Welcome to the first recording of the Dental-ish podcast! Your hosts Martelle Coke, Chris Williams and Anaika Forbes are joined by A Tale of Two Hygienists co-host, Andrew Johnston to put out a special bonus episode for both shows!
The hosts of Dental-ish start out with a topic they are very passionate about, Racism and Black Lives Matter. This episode is for everybody and is intended to give life and meaning to the movement in a positive direction. 

 

Episode Highlights

  • "The Angry Black Person"
  • Code Switching
  • Racism and its various forms 
  • Coping Mechanisms 
  • Black Lives Matter/All Lives Matter
  • Casualties of War
  • Use of Force and Training 
  • "Counting Pepper Flakes"
  • Racism in Dentistry 
  • 3 Things You Can Do!

 

Quotes

 

“You’re going to hear the passion in my voice, because I have been in the trenches” 

 

“Black people are angry, but it's the understanding of where the anger is coming from, why they are angry” 

 

“I think we need to change it from black people are angry, to black people are tired. They are tired of being overlooked, constantly seeing their people on t.v being murdered”

 

“A 13 year old is already saying she has to change who she is around certain people so that they don’t get offended” 

 

“We should be who we are, everywhere we go…unapologetically” 

 

“I have had my full first government name turned into the N word, a racial slur, just like that” 

 

“A surfboard is not going to help us… can we loot some grants” 

 

“It all starts at grassroots level, this is a grassroots level issue, PERIOD” 

 

“All lives matter, we know that… we knew that when we became people instead of property” 

 

“When you say someone's name, you acknowledge that being, you acknowledge their presence... call these people by their full government name because you need to know that you took away someone's mother, son, father, daughter” 

 

“It's very clear cut, how you are supposed to move through your use of force model, from communication tactics, to actual use of force” 

 

“Don’t say you don’t see color, are you a dog? You see color, you see the difference, you may not acknowledge it, but that is your privilege showing” 

 

“She puts her photo on her resume because she is tired of feeling that rejection, this is dental hygiene in 2020” 

 

“I think if people would just have the racism conversation, this would not be happening” 

 

“Support the mission objectives of black or minority based organizations"

 

“I need for there to be more dentists, assistants, hygienists that are people of color working in public health” 

 

“Do what’s in your heart, don’t do it just because you think you should be doing it, try to understand why you should be doing it” 

 

Resources: 

 

Bello Collective: List of 21 Podcasts that Confront Racism in America 

 

Dental-Ish Email: info@dental-ish.com  

Jun 08, 2020
10 ways to improve your energy & 10 ways you are draining it! TIPisode with Uche Odiatu, DMD & Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH
08:59
This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Uche Odiatu and Masha Bakhshandeh, RDH. Uche and Masha talk to us about 10 ways to improve your energy, and 10 things that are draining it! 
 
Episode Highlights
 
  • 10 ways to boost your energy
  • 10 things you want to avoid, that zap our energy 
 
Quotes
 
“Plot and scheme to be around those that bring out the best in you” 
 
“You could leave every car ride a little smarter, a little better, with a little higher energy than when we got in” 
 
“Feeling grateful is incomparable with feeling resentful or angry”
 
“If you are feeling tired already, why put on the news… it doesn’t make sense” 
 
“Stand and deliver your best self” 
 
“They might be called comfort foods, but they never leave you feeling better than before you ate them” 
 
“Getting outside for even 10 minutes between 8am and 10am can reset our day” 
 
“You cannot pour from an empty cup"
 
Links
 
A Tale of Two Hygienists Website: www.ataleoftwohygienists.com 
 
Dr. Uche Odiatu: http://www.druche.com/ 
 
Uche Instagram: @fitspeakers
 
Masha Instagram: @tooth_boss
 
Jun 05, 2020
Student Focused Presents 230 Subgingival Irrigation: Does it improve periodontal therapy?
42:22

It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ monthly student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a quartet of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. Today’s topic is subgingival irrigation, a form of hydrotherapy used to prevent further deterioration of tooth structure.

 

Spring Hatfield is a dental hygienist and co-founder of Dental Masterminds, LLC, which offers study clubs and CE courses for dental professionals. Spring’s work focuses on the connection between oral and systemic disease. Daniel Lopez is a hygienist with Access Community Health Center in Manhattan who works with patients affected by HIV.

 

In this episode, our guests introduce, summarize and discuss the studies they’ve brought to the table, explain why ozone application needs to be “just right,” and examine the bias where a journal’s country of origin can unconsciously affect how seriously we take it.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 4:03

 

- Spring summarizes the findings of a study on ozone-infused waters and oils used in subgingival irrigation.

 

- Explaining “the Goldilocks principle” and how ozone relates to it.

 

- What is a “free radical” and why should hygienists be concerned about them?

 

- Daniel discusses a study that makes the case for using 10% povidone-iodine during irrigation.

 

- Why it’s vital to overcome one’s bias toward certain journals based on their country of origin.

 

- Debating the merits of doing a pre-procedural rinse.

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“We do kinda graduate thinking that only our research is relevant.”

 

“Homecare is where it’s at, period.”

 

“That rinse with an alcohol-based mouthwash really helps decrease that blood flow.”

 

“See what is available to you, see what’s out there, for those patients you otherwise just can’t help.”

 



LINKS:

 

Daniel's email: lopez.j.daniel@gmail.com 

 

Spring’s email: springhatfieldrdh@gmail.com 

 

“Effect of Subgingival Application of Topical Ozonated Olive Oil…” - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22976566/ 

 

“Efficacy of subgingival irrigation with 10% povidone-iodine...” - http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2017;volume=28;issue=5;spage=514;epage=518;aulast=Sindhura


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.slinkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca  



Jun 03, 2020
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan May 2020
12:29

This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Teresa Duncan, MS. This week Teresa talks to us about opportunities available if you decide to step away from Dental Hygiene. 

Teresa is a speaker and writer with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Her areas of expertise include proven accounts receivable and insurance methods, and helping doctors and managers establish solid management systems. A recipient of the Educator of the Year Award by the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries – a component of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, she understands the importance of continuing education.

Episode Highlights

  • Recommendations if you are thinking about stepping outside of Dental Hygiene 
  • Resources
  • Keep up that license

 

Quotes

“More of you are looking at opportunities beyond being in the operatory” 

“Conflict resolution, unfortunately, is one of those things we learn on the fly, but there really is tried and true systems behind it”

“Some corporate positions are mentoring newer hygienists” 

“You will have a steady salary, and you will have benefits” 

“If you have a niche, and you are really good at something, narrow in on that” 

“You are going to want to brush up on your business skills” 

“Communications and conflict resolution skills are key” 

“Check into that dream job that you wanted a couple of years ago, chances are with all the shifting that is going on, that it might be available” 

 

“Don't worry about the cons, start going what if, what if, what if” 

 

Links

A Tale of Two Hygienists Website: www.ataleoftwohygienists.com 

Contact Teresa: http://www.odysseymgmt.com/contact 

Teresa Website:http://www.odysseymgmt.com

Nobody Told Me That Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com 

Resources 

Doug Perry/ Get Hired RDH: https://gethiredrdh.com 

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org 

 

May 29, 2020
229 How Do We Care For Dental Implants with Melissa Obrotka, RDH
01:22:03

To continue A Tale of Two Hygienists’ implant series, Michelle spoke with a 20-year dental hygiene veteran who knows that maintaining dental implants requires a significantly different skill set (and set of tools) than conventional natural tooth cleaning.

 

Melissa Obrotka works as a hygienist for a prosthodontic practice in New Jersey while also serving as a clinical trainer for Electro Medical Systems (EMS). Called the “implant maintenance guru” by A Tale of Two Hygienists’ own Michelle Strange, Melissa also teaches as a clinical adjunct professor at her own alma mater of Bergen Community College in NJ.

 

In this episode, Melissa breaks down both the broad strokes and the nuances of treating implants, impresses the importance of disclosure when discussing implants with your patients, and explains why the learning process is still ongoing well into one’s career.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 16:22

 

- How hygiene school turned Melissa from the “worst student” into one of the most enthusiastic students.

 

- Why treating implants is a “whole new ballgame” compared to treating natural teeth.

 

- The reason implant dentistry demands further (and constant) learning.

 

- Getting into the nitty gritty of working with implants as a dentist or hygienist.

 

- Melissa lays out the short- and long-term rewards of investing in the latest technology for the best possible implant care—and what you can do and say to convince your dentist.

 

- What can patients inspect from your average implant inspection?

 

- Melissa discusses how the Dental Implants Uncovered Facebook page came to be and what you can get out of it.

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“We see the implant patient from the surgical to the restorative.”

 

“These people have made a giant investment in improving their oral health.”

 

“It is expensive technology, but it’s amazing technology and there’s a reason why the price point is where it’s at.”

 

“They went the distance; I need to go the distance for them.”

 

“If you don’t take action on the knowledge, then what is the knowledge for?”

 



LINKS:

 

Melissa’s homepage - https://melissaobrotka.com/

 

Melissa’s email: melissaaobrotka@gmail.com 


Introduction to the Implant Care Practitioner Course - https://www.facialartdentalforum.com/product/introduction-to-implant-care-practitioner-course/

 

EMS Dental - https://www.ems-dental.com/en



 

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  

May 27, 2020
New Show Coming Soon!

Michelle Strange and India Chance team up to start a new podcast for infection prevention called, "Your Infection Control Team Huddle"! This show is coming soon and will be a seasonal release so keep your eyes peeled for this new show!

May 25, 2020
TIPisode May 2020 with Dr. Uche Odiatu and Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH
09:30

This week Uche and Mahsa bring us the 10 things every dental professional should know about the human microbiome!

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:

Uche- @fitspeakers 

Mahsa- @tooth_boss

Book: The Miracle of Health

May 22, 2020
Episode 228: A guide to improve perio and implant case acceptance with Miranda Beeson, RDH
01:12:46

Continuing A Tale of Two Hygienists’ latest series, Michelle and Andrew have brought on a guest who knows firsthand that clear and empathetic communication is essential to increasing case acceptance, especially when it comes to discussing implants.

Miranda Beeson is a hygienist based in Virginia Beach who specializes in implant care coordination. Miranda is too familiar with the unfortunate way dental hygienists and other professionals can “buff out” the clinical side of their knowledge base without investing enough time in communication and business.

In this episode, Miranda impresses the importance of communication in dental hygiene work, compares and contrasts the language you should and shouldn’t use when discussing implant procedures, and lays out her guide for getting off on the right foot with a patient. As well, Andrew and Michelle shine a light on a five star review one of their listeners gave the show on Apple Podcasts!

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 9:28

- Miranda discusses her transition from hands-on clinical work to an implant care coordination role.

- The moment Miranda realized how essential communication—especially wording— is to hygiene work.

- The key difference between “inward” and “outward” mindsets.

- On asking the right questions to know what temperament patient you’re dealing with.

- Miranda walks us through the steps she takes discussing implant planning, procedure and care with patients.

- Some essential words and phrases for clearly communicating with your patients while still keeping them at ease.

 

QUOTES:

 

“I wanted to have like a solid decade of clinical hygiene under my belt before I really transitioned out of it.”

“If you just flip that mindset to make it more about them than about you, that’s where it all really begins.”

“Ask more and talk less.”

“Cost is a barrier that’s thrown out there I think far more than it truly is the barrier.”

“I’m carrying that weight as your liaison just as much as I should be.”

 

LINKS:

Miranda's email: mirandabeesonicc@gmail.com 

Dental Implants Uncovered Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/DentalImplantsUncovered 

 

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!

 

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May 20, 2020
TIPisode Glass Ionomer and Urgent Care Situations with Andrew Johnston, RDH
13:00
 
Join Andrew Johnston, RDH - a restorative hygienist who practices in Washington State and Oregon. Andrew has been a practicing since 2009 and is here to talk to us about Glass Ionomers/Hybrids and EQUIA Forte by GC. 
 
TIPisode Highlights
  • A look at Glass Ionomer
  • Glass Hybrids
  • Importance of Instructions for Use
  • What Andrew loves about EQUIA Forte
  • Ways to use EQUIA Forte in today's ops. 
 
Quotes
 
“Traditionally Glass Ionomers have been used where moisture control has been problematic” 
 
“GC kept working on ways to improve the clinical outcomes and developed the next generation which was the EQUIA Forte” 
 
“For the super nerdy people like me who care about flexural strength and wear resistance this new improved formula is higher flexural strength, higher wear resistance, higher resistance to acid, and higher fluoride release than the previous Equia”
 
“Please please please read the instructions for use, follow them, and make sure everyone on your team is doing the same” 
 
“It takes about 6 months for the coating to wear off” 
 
“Triaging is the most important factor to determining which treatment route you should take."
 
“…using it (Silver Diamine Fluoride) underneath Equia Forte has shown to reduce sensitivity and potentially aid in remineralization of the tooth.
 
Links
 
May 15, 2020
227 Implant Placement - What You Need To Know with Dr. Sully Sullivan, DDS
01:11:09

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Interview starts: 7:23

It’s a new month and A Tale of Two Hygienists is launching a new series! If you’ve ever had questions about all things implantology, then make sure you’re subscribed and buckle in for May and beyond.

 

Sully Sullivan, DDS, is an implantologist, partner in his own dental practice, and co-host of the Millennial Dentist podcast. Dr. Sullivan is a fourth generation—you read that correctly—dentist in his family, knows anything and everything you’d want to know about implants, and wants the average person to understand what goes into preparing, installing and maintaining an implant.

 

In this episode, Dr. Sullivan explains exactly how implants work and are installed, walks us through a typical implant procedure, and discusses some of the challenges implantologists face.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

- Dr. Sullivan explains how he got his idiosyncratic moniker.

 

- Why Dr. Sullivan believes younger dentists need a working knowledge of cone beam computed tomography going forward.

 

- Who makes for an ideal dental implant candidate?

 

- Why it’s possible to be too early to put in an implant, and the reason Dr. Sullivan likes working with older patients.

 

- Taking a closer look at the “anatomy” of an implant.

 

- Dr. Sullivan breaks down what the average implant surgery looks like.

 

- Examining a few restorative processes and looking ahead at the future of implantology.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“So much of how they lost [the tooth], to me, is going to affect and influence the predictability of my success.”

 

“You really want proportional size to proportional bone.”

 

“Post-doctorally, single implant patients do really, really, really well.”

 

“We really have an opportunity to plan the implant placement with the end in mind.”

 

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!

 

LINKS:

 

Millennial Dentist podcast - https://millennialdentist.com/category/podcast/

 

Millennial Dentist on Instagram -  https://www.instagram.com/millennialdentist/




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May 13, 2020
**Bonus** Tom Viola Presents "Who said I can't take Advil?" Dental Pain Management in a Post Covid-19 World
01:06:30

Tom Viola joins Michelle Strange for a Facebook Live chat on dental pain control during and after this pandemic. Listen in as Tom answers some of the viewer questions!

This episode is sponsored by Crest + OralB. We thank them for supporting us, amazing educators like Tom, and for supporting dental teams everywhere. Learn more through their social media channels or earn more CE at www.dentalcare.com

If you wanted to watch the FB live version - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/videos/259780615391135/

Take the test for CE Here!

https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=6274&testid=1596

May 11, 2020
TIPisode with Cindy Purdy May 2020
06:13

This week Cindy gives us suggestions on how to prepare our bodies for returning after COVID.  This is a great time to get your discount on a new crown seating stool!  

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

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May 08, 2020
226 Student Focused Presents: Covid-19 Life for Students and Dental Hygiene Faculty
01:07:22

It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ monthly student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a quartet of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. This week, the crew looks at the ways the COVID-19 pandemic may reshape dental hygiene education in the short and long term.

 

Jessica Atkinson, assistant professor in dental hygiene at Dixie State University in St. George, Uta; she is also the COO of Hygiene Edge, which sells a wide variety of products and guides. Erika Spring is a dental hygiene instructor at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Jasmin Haley is CEO of Beyond the Prophy and works to power dental hygienists and professional women. Sheba Jones is an instructor at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona

 

In this episode, our guests lay out what prospective hygiene students should look for in a program, ask these students to really think about what they’re ready to commit to, and offer plenty of advice to those unsure of how to proceed during the pandemic.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 4:13
 

- How the guests’ respective schools are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.

 

- What Jasmin and her colleagues did to reassure students at this time.

 

- Speculating on the potential “paradigm shift” faculty and students alike can expect.

 

- The misunderstanding Jessica hopes to correct with her latest blog post.

 

- Erika discusses some of the frustrations that led her to pursue work in coaching and consulting.

 

- Jessica argues against the secrecy some dental hygiene programs have toward their techniques.

 

- Sheba advocates for more info-sharing among hygiene programs.

 

- The guests’ final words of encouragement for students living and working through this uncertain period.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Dental hygiene’s not going away!”

 

“I don’t have a problem recording myself. What I have a problem with is getting that recording to upload the way that I want it to.”

 

“What I’m advocating for is for the recognition for what we already are!”

 

“It’s hard to get feedback from people who aren’t doing it.”

 

“I saw hygienists doing what hygienists can do, which is much more than just picking calculus off of teeth.”

 

“We are so much more than we are giving ourselves credit for.”

 



LINKS:

 

 

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

 

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May 06, 2020
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan May 2020
10:57

Teresa is back with some great advice on PPE.  Teresa talks with us about how to bill for it, not how to wear it.  Did you know there was a CDT code for miscellaneous items that we could use?  This is worth a listen!

Teresa Duncan, MS is such a wealth of knowledge. Please visit her website and enjoy her awesome resources! For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

May 01, 2020
225 Airway, Sleep, and TMD using Teledentistry with Dr. Jamison Spencer DMD, MS
01:33:25

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting direct access to dental care, clear and accessible teledentistry is becoming a clear necessity. This week’s guest on A Tale of Two Hygienists has a few strategies for making the most of your abilities from a distance and for getting your patients to open up.

 

Jamison Spencer, DMD, MS is a dentist specializing in the treatment of sleep and temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Spencer is also the president of the Craniofacial Pain Center and the host of the Airway, Sleep & TMD podcast, where he discusses TMJ disorders, oral appliances and many other topics.

 

In this episode, Dr. Jamison Spencer explains how the COVID-19 pandemic may make teledentistry acceptable for both professionals and patients alike, reveals which mouthguard is his preferred model, and discusses the best way to encourage a patient to be honest about their teeth-grinding.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 9:41 

- Dr. Spencer explains why so many dental professionals are so apprehensive about treating TMJ issues.

 

- How a chance connection with an experienced dentist helped Dr. Spencer get his hands on his own practice.

 

- Why some hygienists can find both professional and physical benefit in sleep and TMD work.

 

- Dr. Spencer extrapolates how COVID-19 will impact both in-person and teledentistry in the long term.

 

- The most effective way of finding out if your patient is a tooth grinder or jaw clencher.

 

- Why Dr. Spencer favors the Farrar (or as he calls it, airway-friendly) nightguard.

 

- How the “lips together, teeth apart” ethos can be a boon to treating patients with jaw issues.

 

- What dental professionals can do to make the most of their time during quarantine.

 

- Why CPAP machines pose a unique risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“A huge part of what a dentist can do in sleep and TMD can be done by the dental hygienist.”

 

“We’re gonna have now an entire new generation of patients, if you will, that think ‘Well why would I drive someplace?’”

 

“[Teledentistry’s] gonna help us to catch these acute problems when they’re easy, rather than the patient waiting until it’s sort of worth it to them.”

 

“My stock answer to almost any question is ‘it depends’.”

 

“Would you like to look into why you’re banging your head against the wall, or would you just like another helmet?”

 

“We are all in this together.”



LINKS:

 

Dr. Spencer’s homepage - http://www.jamisonspencer.com/

 

Spencer Study Club - https://www.spencerstudyclub.com/

 

The Airway, Sleep & TMD Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/user-232970261/tracks

 

Dr. Spencer’s email: jamison@jamisonspencer.com 

 

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!

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Apr 29, 2020
TIPisode with Michelle Strange and Andrew Johnston! April 2020
17:23

For this weeks TIPisode we talk about products and best practice ideas for Intraoral and Extraoral suction. Covid-19 has people reeling and we are here to help!

Here are several of the products mentioned in the episode

Cordeze
Nu-Bird Suction Mirror
Isolite
Isovac
Mr. Thirsty
ReLeaf
Purevac
ADS Extraoral Dental Suction System
Pink Petal
Aflexx Assist Arm

Apr 24, 2020
224 Healthier Habits with Machele Galloway, Life Coach
58:27

Whether you’re cooped up at home or working on the frontlines, the COVID-19 pandemic can have a psychological toll on top of the endless physical, social and financial difficulties it’s been causing. This week’s guest has several pointers for staying on top of your mental health in these times.

 

Machele Galloway is a queso-loving certified life coach and the founder of LifeLeap Coaching, LLC. With a focus on time management and identifying unhealthy thought patterns, Machele works with her clients virtually through Zoom and has previously appeared on episode 120.

 

In this episode, Machele explains how our long-held beliefs can limit our growth, discusses how our mind can make certain events and incidents worse than they actually are, and walks listeners through how to internalize healthier mental habits.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 9:58
 

- Machele explains how her form of coaching helps a client find their sense of control.

 

- How holding onto certain belief systems “for dear life” can lead us to make limiting decisions.

 

- Machele walks Andrew through one of his current frustrations and helps him take control of it.

 

- How our interpretations of events can have more of a psychological impact than the events themselves.

 

- What Machele does to help her clients address their fear of illness.

 

- A crash course in recognizing unhelpful thoughts and creating new, healthier habits.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s impossible not to reevaluate your life during this.”

 

“If you have a belief that you got laid off and it’s going to cause you to lose everything, the way you show up in your life will essentially guarantee that happens.”

 

“Accept what’s going on and adapt.”

 

“You can’t enjoy having a great day without knowing what an awful day feels like.”

 

“Our thoughts always create our results.”

 

“I’d much rather be too careful than not careful enough.”

 

“There is zero upside in beating yourself up over anything.”



LINKS:

 

LifeLeap Coaching - https://www.lifeleapcoaching.com/

 

LifeLeap Coaching Facebook group (with option to subscribe to weekly newsletter) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/LifeLeapCoaching

 

Four week coaching package - https://kingsumo.com/g/8jwc9z/4-weeks-of-coaching-with-machele-galloway 

 



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!

 

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Apr 22, 2020
TIPisode with Michelle Strange April 2020
09:19

In this episode, Michelle reviews environmental infection control in the dental setting.  She reviews the steps --2 vs 1 -- and what you need to understand about your disinfectant sprays.  This episode is brought to you by GC America.  You can learn more about the COEfect spray and wipes in the links below!

 
 
 
Apr 17, 2020
223 Financial Planning with Reese Harper, CFP
01:14:16

The COVID-19 pandemic has made finances a little more tenuous for individuals and companies alike. To offer advice and guidance in these times, A Tale of Two Hygienists has invited on a financial expert who wants people to embrace the habits of holistic financial health

 

Reese Harper, CFP, is the founder and CEO of Dentist Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in financial planning and investment management for dentists. Reese is also a co-host for Dentist Advisors’ Dentist Money Show podcast, where he speaks to dentists about their financial adventures, misadventures and hopes for the future.

 

In this episode, Reese reveals the key habit you need to internalize if you want to retire on time, makes a case for NOT immediately paying down your student loans, and suggests a few ways you can build up your liquidity.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 10:15 

- How Reese and the Dentist Advisors team come up with engaging content.

 

- The reason Dentist Advisors needs to submit every one of its products and texts for compliance review.

 

- Reese breaks down the different tiers of clients Dentist Advisors works with.

 

- Want to make sure you retire on time? Start tracking.

 

- How Reese determines how “liquid” any one of his given clients is.

 

- In what situations should you NOT be paying down your student loans?

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“You’re expected to be a media producer in addition to being a business owner these days.”

 

“How can we make money easier for people and make it accessible and intuitive?”

 

“Finance is always better with a buddy!”

 

“It will become more and more important in the world going forward that you build liquidity before you pay off debt.”

 

“Financial pain comes in spurts.”

 

 



LINKS:

 

Dentist Advisors - https://dentistadvisors.com/

 

The Dentist Money Show Podcast - https://dentistadvisors.com/dentist-money-show-podcast/

 

10 Questions a Dentist Needs to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Advisor - https://dentistadvisors.com/education-library/eguide/questions-to-ask-before-hiring-financial-advisor/

 

Elements App beta - https://dentistadvisors.com/education-library/webinars/early-career-dentists-course/

 



THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.

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Apr 15, 2020
TIPisode with Eden Ivie, RDH - April 2020
06:53

In this week's TIPisode from Eden, she discusses some of the changes that have happened in teledentistry due to this pandemic for both dentists and hygienists. Listen in to hear about a major change from the DEA for prescription writing regulations!

Don't forget to check out MouthWatch's RDH buyers club!  You can learn more at mouthwatch.com 

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. 

 

Apr 10, 2020
222 Prepping Your Office and Your Patients for Post-Pandemic Care with Dr. Brian Baliwas SFDentalNerd
01:04:24

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected how everyone carries out their business, and that includes dental professionals—especially when you consider how much infection control factors into our work. Andrew and Michelle had the opportunity this week to speak to a dentist whose own office has been impacted.

 

Brian Baliwas, DDS is a cosmetic dentist based out of San Francisco. Known as the SFDentalNerd, Dr. Baliwas works for Union Square Dental Group and specializes in the elective procedures that have been scaled back as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies and social distancing measures increase.

 

In this episode, Dr. Baliwas discusses how the pandemic has changed how Dr. Baliwas’s team and their patients approach dental procedures, speculate on how the pandemic will change infection control, and confronts the idea that elective procedures are unnecessary.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 17:29 

- Dr. Baliwas discusses how COVID has impacted business at his clinic and the difficulty in impressing the seriousness of the virus to some patients.

 

- Why this situation should get us to realize how necessary some elective procedures really are.

 

- How Dr. Baliwas is balancing the importance of dental work while emphasizing why people need to stay at home right now.

 

- Dr. Baliwas explains how social media has played a critical role in reaching out to patients and colleagues alike.

 

- The “Dexter Standard” of infection control and how Dr. Baliwas weighs his options while treating patients during the quarantine.

 

- How will Dr. Baliwas’s approach to infection control and PPE change in the aftermath of COVID.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Now, we’re gonna have to dig ourselves out of this hole and really education our patients again about the urgency of some of this stuff.”

 

“It might just help out with a shelter-in-place or people staying at home if we kept the value of what we were doing up high.”

 

“I’ve built a good practice of people who value my work, who understand it, understand what we’re doing, and they’re invested.”

 

“If you’re not doing the things that most people don’t think is overkill anyway, then you might be held liable for that.”

 

“We gotta see the silver lining here and really push our infection control to be improved.”

 

“Approach it from a place of being helpful rather than being sales-y.”

 



LINKS:

 

Dr.Baliwas’s homepage - https://www.sfdentalnerd.com/

Dr.Baliwas’s email: baliwasdds@gmail.com 

Dr.Baliwas’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sfdentalnerd/ 

 

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!

 

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Apr 08, 2020
TIPisode with Cindy Purdy
09:33

Is this shutdown giving your body a much-needed rest?  Listen this week as Cindy explains how to identify trigger points and what our body is trying to tell us when we experience that acute pain.  

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 on March 13, 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!

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Apr 03, 2020
221 Student Focused Presents: HPV and the slink to Oropharyngeal Cancers
59:20

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 week, they are discussing human papillomavirus infection (HPV infection) and associated oropharyngeal cancers.

 

Spring Hatfield is a dental hygienist who educates patients on the oral-systemic disease connection. Kathryn Gilliam is a practicing clinician, author, speaker, as well as a clinical coach and consultant; she is the founder of PerioLinks, which offers specialized coaching programs to oral healthcare professionals. JoAnn Gurenlian is the graduate program director at Idaho State University and a 40-year veteran of dental hygiene.

 

In this episode, our guests break down what goes into a comprehensive HPV examination, discuss its sexual and non-sexual modes of transmission, and impress the importance of taking patients’ sexual histories.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 4:10

- Kathryn discusses how frequently the average person comes into contact with HPV throughout their lives and explains why tactility plays such an important role in examining patients for related cancers.

 

- Why the current trend in birth control among sexually active high school students does little to control the spread of HPV.

 

- Spring looks at how too few primary care physicians and physicians’ assistants are screening their patients for HPV-related cancers or even discussing the subject with them.

 

- Examining the non-sexual modes of transmission for HPV and why immune system-strengthening is so vital in preventing transmission.

 

- JoAnn impresses the necessity of continuing education programs that would help professionals perform more effective oral examinations and comfortably converse with their patients about HPV and sexual history.

 

- Kathryn examines the unfortunate pattern of passing the buck throughout the medical profession when it comes to discussing sexual history.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s so critical to perform the extraoral head and neck exam because these cancers in the oropharynx are beyond our visual field.”

 

“I don’t think most hygienists/dentists have this discussion with their patients about the association of HPV with oropharyngeal cancer.”

 

“If you haven’t ever asked questions that seem this personal, it’s helpful if you practice.”

 

“With a little bit of experience and a little bit of focus on the patient, we can become very accomplished in this role of taking a sexual history.”

 

“We have to elevate our identities for ourselves so we can elevate our identities for our patients.”

 

“We have a huge responsibility for the lives of our patients.”

 

“We are the preventative oral health specialists, so go prevent something.”



LINKS:

 

Kathryn’s email: kathryn@periolinks.com 

 

Spring’s email: springhatfieldrdh@gmail.com 

 

JoAnn's email: jargphd@verizon.net 

 

CDC Guide to Taking a Sexual History - https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/sexualhistory.pdf



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Apr 01, 2020
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan
11:07

In this week's episode, Teresa brings us advice for the admin items we can knock off our todo list during the COVID-19 shutdown.  Use this time to be creative and get prepared for when you are able to return.  Teresa gives lots of great advice with this one!

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Mar 28, 2020
220 Clear Aligner Therapy with Ren Menon and OrthoFX
01:08:29

Clear aligner therapy has allowed orthodontists and patients alike to straighten teeth in a more aesthetically pleasing way than braces—but how are these aligner trays sculpted and made and have there been recent improvements you should know about? Andrew and Michelle had the opportunity to speak with Ren Menon of OrthoFX, a company specializing in custom-molded and -printed teeth alignment trays, as well as two dental professionals who create the scans these products are crafted from.

 

Ren Menon is the co-founder and CEO of OrthoFX and the former head of global project management for Invisalign. Maia Berger, DDS, works for Coliseum Dental in Midtown Manhattan and helped introduce the 3D scanner used to design trays like those produced by OrthoFX. Kristy Kung has been a hygienist for 8 years and has been working with Dr. Berger at Coliseum Dental.

 

In this episode, Ren discusses OrthoFX’s guiding principles as well as his history working with aligners, while Kristy and Dr. Berger explain how they onboard and treat new OrthoFX customers.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 6:08

 

- Ren elaborates on the personal connections that allow OrthoFX to stand out from its competitors.

 

- Delving into the history of clear aligner therapy, Ren’s history in this industry, and why he sees himself as a “cross-pollinator.”

 

- How are clear aligners made and how do they work?

 

- Ren lays out OrthoFX’s four founding principles.

 

- Which patients would aligners NOT be a good fit for?

 

- Kristy and Maia share how their orthodontic experiences led them to seek out dental careers.

 

- Breaking down how the OrthoFX “tryout kit” works.

 

- Why patients should ensure their teeth are properly treated before starting in on alignment.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“We are on track to being in 500 locations in the US by Q1 of 2020.”

 

“I like technology but I like people better.”

 

“We take a lifetime approach to care.”

 

“We work with the providers, not against them.”

 

“There’s enough social awareness that this alignment of teeth can be done at any age.”

 

“Think about that long term; don’t think about a quick fix just right now.”

 

“Be humble about who you are when you talk to patients.”



LINKS:

 

OrthoFX - https://www.orthofx.com/
OrthoFX on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/orthofx
OrthoFX on Twitter - https://twitter.com/getOrthoFX
OrthoFX on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/orthofx/

 

Mar 25, 2020
TIPisode with Michelle and Andrew
14:16

This week, Michelle and Andrew are coming at you with another set of TIPs on dental mission trips.  Michelle and Andrew started their friendship because of their love of dental mission trips.  They have been on a few and each has had different experiences.  Here are some ways they have made their trips successful!

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Mar 20, 2020
219 Tooth Trends with Jamie Henderson, Dr. Pam Maragliano Muniz, and Dr. Tom Sterio
01:10:19

Humans have learned to tattoo or bejewel every corner of their bodies, and yes that includes their mouth. Whether it’s mouth tattoos or tooth jewelry, dental professionals may work with patients who’ve modified their oral cavity in some aesthetic way, and when that moment comes it’s good to know exactly how to work with or around these “tooth trends.” The latest Tale of Two Hygienists had on a trio of guests to discuss these intricate and occasionally tricky decorations.

 

Jamie Henderson is a tattoo artist, the owner of Milford, PA-based tattoo parlor Forsaken Ink, and has had firsthand experience working with mouth tattoos. Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz (previously heard on episodes 92. 172 and 174) is a dental hygienist-turned-prosthodontist and the editor of DentistryIQ.com. Dr. Tom Sterio has been practicing periodontics for nearly a decade and works for the Perico Group, which focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.

 

In this episode, our guests discuss the ins and outs of working with patients who have mouth tattoos, reveal some of their own body modification work, and weigh in on the latest viral lip trend.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 12:58

 

- Jamie breaks down the techniques that go into inking mouth tattoos and explains how tattoo artists consider oral hygiene.

 

- What kind of infection risk comes with applying and caring for mouth tattoos?

 

- How would one go about safely and hygienically removing an oral tattoo?

 

- Michelle and the guests discuss their own tattoo experiences.

 

- Why would Pam decline applying a tooth jewel?

 

- What is gum-reshaping/crown lengthening, and why would a patient have them done?

 

- What professionals are doing to fill in “black triangles.”

 

- Note: this podcast does NOT endorse eating Tide Pods.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s not something that most people can do, so unfortunately there’s a lot of people with some blobby lips out there.”

 

“I have a cat on my hip that’s purple!”

 

“I would absolutely only consider a gem on completely intact, sound enamel.”

 

“We just want the unpredictable thing to be done and settled and checked off before we do the more predictable thing.”



LINKS:

 

Forsaken Ink - http://www.forsakenink.com/

Jamie on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jamiehendersontattoos/

 

Salem Dental Arts - https://www.salemdentalarts.com/

Pam on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drpamela_maragliano/

DentistryIQ - https://www.dentistryiq.com/

 

The Perico Group - https://www.thepericogroup.com/

Tom’s email: twsperico@gmail.com

 

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!

 

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Mar 18, 2020
TIPisode with Eden Ivie
08:27

Last month you learned what teledentistry is, and this month, Eden teaches us the many ways we can use teledentistry to open up access to care! You may be surprised by how it can help you in your private practice!

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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. 

 

Mar 13, 2020
218 Whitening: What you should know with Dr. Rod Kurthy
01:27:42

Thanks to advances in dental technology, teeth whitening can be done in your own home. But how do these products and techniques actually work, and what are the risks? Luckily, this week’s guest on A Tale of Two Hygienists has encyclopedic, firsthand knowledge on the ups, downs and history of teeth whitening.

 

Dr. Rod Kurthy is the founder, CEO and chief research officer of Evolve Dental Technologies. Evolve specializes in its KoR Whitening System, which allows dental professionals and even the average consumer effectively and safely whiten their smiles.

 

In this episode, Rod explains how the science behind whitening went unanalyzed for a long time, delves into the dangers of whitening strip/product misuse, and reveals the best age for getting your teeth whitened.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 3:42

 

- Rod explains how he got involved in whitening (and how General Patton ties into his approach).

 

- Looking at the accidental origins of teeth whitening and how the science behind it went undiscovered for a surprisingly long time.

 

- Why you need to be careful when casually using whitening strips.

 

- Rod breaks down why 14 is the “ideal” age to whiten your teeth.

 

- The social and psychological reasons dentists should consider whitening the teeth of patients under 18.

 

- What role does teeth whitening/bleaching play in causing/catalysing tooth discoloration or sensitivity?

 

- Do check out KoR’s upcoming webinar on the science of whitening, which will be held on March 19, 8PM EST/5PM PST amd is worth 1 CE! Sign up at https://my.demio.com/ref/fF417jLfb1EDhfV9.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Just because universities studied all this stuff, doesn’t mean it came from science.”

 

“Truthfulness and ethics are very important to us—otherwise we wouldn’t be in the field!”

 

“The younger teeth are, the more easily they whiten.”

 

“There’s always something we can do, even if it’s temporary.”

 

“The more we learn about the problem and why it occurs, the more we can help our patients.”



LINKS:

 

KoR Whitening - https://www.korwhitening.com/

 

KoR Whitening phone number: 866-763-7753

 

Rod’s email: rkurthy@evolvedental.com 

 

Webinar signup link - https://my.demio.com/ref/fF417jLfb1EDhfV9

 

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!

 

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Mar 11, 2020
TIPisode with Cindy Purdy, RDH
12:22

Let's talk ergonomics.  It isn't just a buzz word.  We put our bodies through a lot as dental professionals.  Where did the idea of ergonomics even come from and how do we apply it to our profession?  Cindy breaks it down for us and gives us some ways to help protect our body from pain and injury.

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.

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Mar 06, 2020
217 Student Focused Presents - EQ vs. IQ
53:39

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 month’s subject is emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to maturely understand and manage one’s own emotions.

 

Corey Jameson-Kuehl is the owner and business development leader for Custom Dental Solutions, which assists dental offices in developing a corporate culture that suits their vision and needs. Jason Luchtefeld is a dentist based in southern Illinois and co-owner of Inspero, which holds strategic planning and emotional intelligence workshops for its clients. Kathi Carlson is the developer and co-creator of the Implant Consortium, a firm focusing on implant coordination and training that emphasizes the well-being of the dental professional.

 

In this episode, our guests share and discuss literature relating to EQ, relate their own experiences working on EQ or with colleagues who struggle with it, and reveal some of their own strategies for nurturing emotional intelligence.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 3:26

 

- How taking a workshop on EI changed Jason’s perspective and convinced him to teach these workshops himself.

 

- Jason shares a study on how emotional intelligence plays a greater role in continued personal and professional success than cognitive intelligence.

 

- Corey relates her experience working with a challenging hygienist who had difficulties regulating their emotions.

 

- Why Corey thinks it is important to occasionally reach out to someone in your life who has little to no emotional connection to whatever your struggling with.

 

- How to most effectively deal with a colleague who you continually have friction with.

 

- Jason explains what the “Awareness Wheel” is and how it can help your team safely discuss disputes.

 

- Kathi explains why listeners should give daily meditation a try.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s not really so much about communication but more about connection.”

 

“Give yourself permission to work on one piece at a time.”

 

“You have to peel back the layers sometimes to make peace with your past.”

 

“You really can’t begin this journey until you want to begin this journey.”

 

“If we can’t be our own best friend, it’s hard to ask others to befriend us.”

 

“Stress plus Rest equals Growth.”



LINKS:

 

Custom Dental Solutions: https://www.customdentalsolutions.com/

 

Corey’s email: office@customdentalsolutions.com 

 

Inspero: https://insperoteam.com/

 

Jason’s email: jason@insperoteam.com 

 

The Implant Consortium: https://theimplantconsortium.com/

 

Kathi’s email: kathi@theimplantconsortium.com

 

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!

 

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Mar 04, 2020
TIPisode with Michelle and Andrew February 2020
12:44

In this week's TIPisode, Andrew and Michelle discuss ideas to help you navigate the dental conference world. Whether you are an industry professional or an attendee, here are a few helpful hints to make your experience just a little bit better!

Feb 28, 2020
216 The Dental Hygiene Bridge to Medical Care with Mary Signorino and Jamie Freitag-Dooley
01:07:23

Continuing A Tale of Two Hygienists’ series on the integration of oral health care into other fields, this week’s guests are two hygienists who act as bridges between the dental world and the medical world.

 

Mary Signorino is both a registered dental hygienist and a registered nurse who knows firsthand how the two professions can effectively overlap. Jamie Freitag-Dooley is a dental hygienist, coach, professional speaker and executive director of the National Network of Healthcare Hygienists, which aims to integrate oral health promotion into more areas of the medical industry.

 

In this episode, Mary discusses how she combines her skills as a dental hygienist with her work as a nurse, while Jamie lays out why dental hygienists should step into the limelight and bring their skills to other medical fields.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 14:48

 

- The important lessons Mary learned while working at a private practice under a retired naval officer.

 

- Mary discusses her period working in Switzerland and explains what prompted her to take up nursing.

 

- What is FAST and what does it have to do with treating strokes?

 

- What both dental hygienists and nurses can do to more effectively work together.

 

- Breaking down what Jamie wants to accomplish through the National Network of Healthcare Hygienists.

 

- Why Jamie doesn’t expect private medicine to push back against NNHH.

 

- The reason dental hygienists need to step forward and put themselves and their skills out there.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“After 15 years of working in dental hygiene, I wanted to expand how I take care of a person.”

 

“I studied the head and the neck, and now I’m gonna go work on the neck on down.”

 

“You can’t tell someone to care unless they care themselves.”

 

“We always care, there’s always a passion, there’s a mission somewhere deep inside us.”

 

“When I found out all of the barriers that were present, I knew we needed to do something big to change it.”

 

“People keep saying ‘break down the silos’ [but] that’s not working; we’ve got to be the bridge.”

 

“Listen to what your heart calls you to.”

 

“This is gonna continue to evolve and we always have a voice in where this goes.”



LINKS:

 

Mary’s email: dalmatianbabies@yahoo.com 

 

Jamie’s website - https://jamiedooley.com/

 

Jamie on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jamieismycoach/

 

National Network of Healthcare Hygienists - https://healthcarehygienists.org/

 

Hygienists in Healthcare Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hygienistsinhealthcare/

 

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!

 

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Feb 26, 2020
TIPisode with Dr. Tom Viola
08:21

Antibiotics use is often a debated topic in our profession and between our profession and specialties like orthopedics.  What do the guidelines say?  How do we advocate for our patients so we don't create these superbugs because of antibiotic overuse? Dr. Tom Viola is back for another TIPisode on this topic.  

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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.

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Feb 21, 2020
215 When Dental Hygiene Meets Healthcare with Laurie Clark and Michelle Gross Panico
01:14:08

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.

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Feb 19, 2020
TIPisode with Eden Ivie
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!  

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Feb 14, 2020
214 Sonya Dunbar, “The Geriatric Toothfairy”
01:05:21

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  



Feb 12, 2020
TIPIsode with Cindy Purdy
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 

Feb 07, 2020
213 Student Focused Presents - Sealant Literature Review
01:03:53

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

 

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.

CE test is under construction. Please check back soon to take the CE test which will be updated soon.

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 

Feb 05, 2020
TIPisode with Tom Viola
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.

Jan 31, 2020
212 Myofunctional Therapy Series part 4 with Sarah Hornsby
01:04:21

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.

CE test is under construction. Please check back soon to take the CE test which will be updated soon.

 

 

 

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  

Jan 29, 2020
TIPisode with Dr. Ryan Nolan
10:42

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

Jan 24, 2020
211 Myofunctional Therapy Series part 3 with Sarah Hornsby
01:14:17

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

Jan 22, 2020
TIPisode with Eden Ivie, RDH
07:34

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. 

 

Jan 17, 2020
210 Myofunctional Therapy Series part 2 with Sarah Hornsby
01:13:18

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  

Jan 15, 2020
TIPisode with Cindy Purdy
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

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Subscribe to this podcast and leave us a review!  

Jan 10, 2020
209 Myofunctional Therapy Series part 1 with Sarah Hornsby
01:16:45

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  

Jan 08, 2020
Bullying and Burnout W/Michelle and Andrew
53:00

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  

Jan 06, 2020
208 Student Focused Presents: Treating Patients with HIV
01:06:32

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  

Jan 01, 2020
TIPisode with Dr. Uche Odiatu
11:57

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

 

Dec 27, 2019
207 Airway Health with Julia Worrall!
01:28:50

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  

Dec 26, 2019
TIpisode with Michelle Strange
13:08

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 

Dec 20, 2019
206 Oral Bacteria and Alzheimers with Anne O. Rice
01:02:05

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  

Dec 18, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
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

Dec 13, 2019
205 Vitamins, Gut Health, and Sleep with Dr. Stasha Gominak
01:51:52

Michelle is joined by co-host Eva Masters Ramsey for the latest A Tale of Two Hygienists interview to discuss anything and everything pertaining to the unexpected relationship between sleep, vitamin intake and oral health.

 

Stasha Gominak is a neurologist-turned-sleep coach who learned of the link between chronically poor sleep and chronic illness. As part of RightSleep, she investigates how a little bit of vitamin deficiency can go a long way to causing long-term impacts on the body, including airway paralysis during REM sleep—which leads to a whole host of oral issues!

 

In this episode, Stasha discusses how sleep studies led her to focus on the relationship between vitamin intake and bacteria, reveals some of the most important discoveries she’s made in the course of her research, and explains how lifestyle changes in the last 200 years have massively impacted health across multiple cultures.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 19:21

- How did a neurologist like Stasha end up focusing on vitamins and working in the dental field?

 

- The unusual and inexplicable commonality Stasha found among a shocking number of sleep study participants.

 

- Why Stasha believes there’s a link between REM sleep and many physical ailments.

 

- How Stasha stumbled across the overlooked relationship between Vitamin D and paralysis during sleep.

 

- Stasha’s advice for effectively supplementing your vitamin intake.

 

- Why it’s vital to figure out the correct dosage of Vitamin D for you and your family members.

 

- Stasha relates some of her adventures (and misadventures) in administering the right dosage.

 

- The reason so necessary to keep your “bugs”—i.e. gut bacteria—healthy.

 

- Stasha breaks down the upcoming workbook she’s preparing for expectant mothers.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“I think as long as we cure people, we can feel confident that we know what we’re doing.”

 

“Every single one of these people is getting paralyzed too much or not getting paralyzed enough!”

 

“Nobody makes money off of Vitamin D—in fact, it’s free! If you walk outside without sunscreen you make it yourself!”

 

“For every single hormone, too much and too little both screw us up.”

 

“I recommend that anyone who’s listening to this does not play around with Vitamin D unless you’re serious about it.”

 

“The same thing that makes you awake and alert in the day makes you sleep at night.”

 

“The ultimate outcome is: I don’t ever have to have a cavity filled again.”

 

“We should really come into the discussion with a viewpoint of collaboration and compassion.”



LINKS:

 

Stasha’s homepage - https://drgominak.com/

 

Ulta Lab Tests - https://www.ultalabtests.com/

 

 

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  

Dec 11, 2019
TIPisode with Tom Viola
13:52

Dr. Tom Viola does an excellent job of explaining osteoporosis and osteonecrosis. We have so many patients, friends, family members, and maybe even one of us that will have issues with bone density and the medications we need. Tom breaks down some concerns with medications and what to look for with certain meds. 

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/

Dec 06, 2019
204 Student Focused Presents: Oral Systemic Health
36:05

A Tale of Two Hygienists is once again hosting a roundtable of guests for the benefit of you soon-to-be graduates. This discussion, recorded at Collaboration Cures in Nashville earlier this October, tackles the subject of collaborative care, wherein dental and other health practitioners work together for the benefit of the patients they share.

 

Doug Thompson is a dentist and the owner of Integrative Oral Medicine in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as well as the founder of Wellness Dentistry Network, which focuses on the vital relationship between oral health and overall physical health. He is joined by Erin Howlett, a registered dental hygienist who also acts as operations manager for WDN, and Ford Brewer, a medical doctor who works to prevent heart attacks, strokes, cancer and dementia.

 

In this episode, our trio of guests discuss why professionals across different medical fields should work together for their mutual patients, explain why hygienists play an essential role in learning patient information, and prepare you for the conflict that may arise when you try to build these bridges.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 2:57

- How to define “interprofessional collaboration” for students and patients alike.

 

- Erin explains how chairside conversations with patients have changed in the last several years.

 

- On finding the courage to speak up in your office when you have concerns and ask for help.

 

- Ford explains the crucial role hygienists play in patient interaction.

 

- A few small steps new grads can take to implement interprofessional collaboration for their patients.

 

- Impressing the importance of getting your patient the right kind of care even if it means creating a little bit of conflict.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Most of the things that bring people to the ER are things that should’ve never happened at all or should’ve been prevented for a couple decades.”

 

“I love to be able to have the tools chairside, with simple graphic tools to show patients.”

 

“We need more of this education and we need more young care providers.”

 

“The person that has the access to the patient more than anybody else is in this audience: it’s the hygienist.”

 

“It’s not just looks and teeth, it’s people’s lives that we’re dealing with.”

 

“You have a major opportunity to make a big impact on someone’s life and change the trajectory of their health.”



LINKS:

 

Wellness Dentistry Network - https://wellnessdentistrynetwork.com/

Wellness Dentistry Network email: contact@wellnessdentistrynetwork.com 

American Academy for Oral Systemic Health - https://aaosh.org/

 

Ford Brewer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmoEsq6a6ePXxgZeA4CVrUw

 

 

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!

 

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  



Dec 03, 2019
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan
10:42

Generation EZ... Teresa explains to us why we all fall under that generation umbrella.  Are you making visits to your office easy?  Teresa gives us great suggestions for ways we can accommodate our patients in this technology-driven world.  

Teresa Duncan, MS is such a wealth of knowledge. Please visit her website and enjoy her awesome resources! For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

Nov 29, 2019
203 Budgets, Business, and Benchmarks
01:09:19

Continuing its deep dive into the business side of dentistry, this week A Tale of Two Hygienists is examining the nitty gritty of office budgets and what makes for a healthy working relationship between a dentist and their hygienists. 

Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, has been working in the dental industry since 1972. She actually started her career not as a hygienist but as a dental office manager. Now, she takes a three-pronged business: writing, speaking and consulting. Her latest book is Real World Dental Hygiene: Where the Rubber Cup Meets the Road

In this episode, Dianne discusses why she made the shift from office management to hygiene, examines which expenses take the biggest chunk out of a dental office’s budget, and explores some of the legal issues surrounding downtime.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 

 

- How a very unexpected absence started Dianne on the path from working the front desk of her office to becoming a hygienist.

 

- The visit from a practice management consultant that inspired Dianne to go back to school and continue her education.

 

- What Dianne hopes readers will get out of her latest book.

 

- Why a dental office’s primary dentist has an impact on how much hygienists do or do not gravitate toward the business side of their field.

 

- The reason dental supplies eat so much into an office’s overhead.

 

- Taking a close look at which benchmarks a successful dental practice should meet.

 

- Why everyone suffers if dentists keep their hygiene fees low.

 

- Dianne’s strategy for minimizing downtime, and why she’d like to see a punch-clock case go to court.

 

- Discussing hygienists owning percentages of their dental office—plus the one office that’s actually wholly owned by hygienists.

 

- Dianne’s parting advice to listeners emphasizing the sheer amount of support a well-trained hygienist can bring to an office.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“That day I was baptized by fire into chairside assisting.”

 

“The numbers tell a story.”

 

“If a practice is financially healthy, then the doctor can better afford to take care of the people who work there.”

 

“75% of all restorative needs are discovered in hygiene visits.”

 

“Doctor should not minimize the importance of hygiene procedures and keep those fees low when they’re raising up everything else. It’s just not fair and it’s not right.”

 

“The more money that comes in, the better the doctor can take care of the people who work there.”

 

“Many, many hygienists do not know what their salary-to-production ratio is.”

 

“Make yourself so valuable to this doctor that he can’t imagine his world without you in it.”



LINKS:

 

Watterson Speaking and Consulting, LLC - https://www.wattersonspeaks.com/

 

Real World Dental Hygiene - https://www.wattersonspeaks.com/real-world-dental-hygiene.html

 

 

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  

Nov 27, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu
13:59

Dr. Uche Odiatu is back and has 21 strategies to help us all survive the holidays. Office parties, family feasts, and holiday baking create a minefield for the most well-intentioned dental professional. It’s that time of year to eat, drink and be merry but with New Year’s is right around the corner.... Our frequent contributor wanted to help with some pre-emptive damage control

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

Nov 22, 2019
202 Getting to Know your Why - With Corey Jameson-Kuehl
01:30:05

To continue its series on the business side of dentistry, A Tale of Two Hygienists is taking a look at how you can ensure your office team works together like a well-oiled machine. For this discussion, Michelle is joined by co-host Eden Evie of MouthWatch and a guest who specializes in personality assessment.

 

Corinne “Corey” Jameson-Kuehl is the owner and business development leader for Custom Dental Solutions, a team of consultants that assists dental offices in developing a corporate culture that suits their vision and needs. Corey uses a combination of DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance) and Driving Forces assessments to help her clients determine which roles jive well with their personality styles.

 

In this episode, Corey discusses which key traits her assessment measures, looks at which traits Michelle and Eden scored the highest on, and helps you figure out what kind of office work you’re best suited for.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 20:45

- Corey discusses the “Finding Your Why” course she recently held at the Indigo Conference.

 

- What Corey’s assessment can tell you about the skills and traits you bring to the dental office.

 

- Breaking down how the DISC assessment works and what each score means.

 

- The neat reason so many dental hygienists have the same score on Corey’s assessment.

 

- How exactly did Michelle and Eden score on Corey’s assessment? We take a DEEP dive.

 

- What Corey did to improve one hygienist’s working conditions with just a single move.

 

- What your assessment score can tell you about the kind of work you’re best suited to in a dental office.

 

- How you can tell it’s time for you to start looking outside of the box and exploring new territory in your career.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Students are amazing, because if they can understand this concept now, this will save them so much grief in their life.”

 

“I don’t have to explain to anybody my ‘why’—you can see my why.”

 

“Stress, to me, is something you never want to continue to adapt to.”

 

“Even if no one else in your practice does it, learning about yourself... is the game-changer.”

 

“If you know your Why, you’ll never ask your What.”

 

“Take what you learn and then put it into practice every day.”



LINKS:

 

Custom Dental Solutions: https://www.customdentalsolutions.com/

Custom Dental Solutions phone number: 1-262-853-1414

Corey’s email: corey@customdentalsolutions.com

 

If you want to take Corey’s assessment, let her know in the email subject line!

 

 

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  



Nov 20, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong
12:08

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/

This week, Claire helps us to remember the difference in brand vs. generic. We can waste time when reviewing the medical history by looking up medication names.  If we had a fun and fast way to remember the brand and generic names, we could fly through those med histories!  Thanks, Claire, for helping us keep medications straight!

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com, for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

 

 


 
 
Nov 15, 2019
201 Metrics Matter! with Josey Sewell, RDH
01:11:18

A Tale of Two Hygienists is happy to bring its listeners a new series on the business side of dental hygiene, something not every hygienist is familiar with but certainly has a massive impact on how effectively we’re able to treat patients.

 

This week’s guest Josey Sewell, actually previously appeared on episode 88 to discuss dental patients living with autism. Josey is the Vice President of Education at Dental Intelligence, Inc. and until very recently the Chief Operating Officer at CarolinasDentist.

 

In this episode, Josey delves deep into the role money plays in both impeding and improving the dental industry, explains how profits can help offices grow financially and personally, and guides you through talking to patients who are resistant to treatment for financial reasons.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 8:07

 

- Josey discusses the big gamble she and her husband made in 2015 to find the best resources possible for their autistic son.

 

- The moment Josey realized that the dental industry was not serving certain segments of patients as well as they could.

 

- What does it mean now that a lot of private equity firms are entering the industry?

 

- Taking a hard look at some essential numbers in the dental industry—profit, unemployment rates—and how we can use them to refine the field in a way that benefits everybody.

 

- Why the hygiene department is the core of a dental office’s profitability.

 

- Josey makes the case for why we shouldn’t see the profit margin as necessarily greedy.

 

- What to do and say when patients do not want to go forward with important dental treatment.

 

- The reason commision-based pay can be just what certain hygienists need to grow.

 

- Josey’s advice for when you should push for better numbers at your office.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Life is too short for us to not be living the life exactly that we need.”

 

“This information can empower you to treat your patients better.”

 

“Unemployment rates are so low that it now takes 40% longer to hire somebody than it did before.”

 

“The things we bring to a practice can help make or break a practice.”

 

“We have so much unique opportunity as hygienists... to support the businesses that we work for, the people we work for and our patients.”

 

“If there’s no margin, there’s no mission.”



LINKS:

 

Josey’s email: hygienistinheels@gmail.com 

 

Hygienist in Heels Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/HygienistInHeels/

 

 

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 

Nov 13, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
07:26

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch.

Are you still working with the cold sterile solution in your office?  Noel gives us the deets on the proper way to use cold sterile in our practice, and asks the questions: Should we still be using it?

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

Nov 08, 2019
200 Student Focused Presents: Embracing Dental Technology
37:00

Michelle recently dropped by Dentsply Sirona World, a three-day conference for dental professionals held in Las Vegas, where she had the opportunity to speak with three dental hygienists who generously discussed some of the modern technology used both regularly and on occasion in the average dental office.

 

Martin Helmbrecht is the Vice President of Operations for OperaDDS and OperaVR, the latter of which uses virtual reality to calm anxious patients. Meghan Wood works for Raleigh Dental Arts in North Carolina and was at Dentsply Sirona World supporting the 3D Dentists team. Jessica Lawson is based in Nashville and has been practicing dental hygiene for two and a half years. In this time she’s worked in an office that is a little bit behind on current technology and one that’s on the cutting edge.

 

In this episode, our guests discuss the sedative power of virtual reality, relate their own experiences working out outdated technology, and explain which new tools have benefitted their offices the most.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 2:58

 

- Martin explains how virtual reality can be a psychological tool for reducing stress in some dental patients.

 

- The guests relate their own experiences working with new and old technology—including X-ray dark rooms!

 

- Why our guests think it’s okay to ask about the particulars of an office’s technology when interviewing for a position.

 

- What are some absolutely necessary pieces of technology modern offices should have?

 

- What is CBCT (cone beam) technology and why it’s such a boon to the average dental office.

 

- How do their patients respond to new dental technology, and how can a little bit of tech go a long way in building patient relationships?

 

- Their advice for keeping your head high when exposed to a lot of new tech while on the job.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“Instead of seeing the needles and being afraid, they can sit on the beach while they get the work done.”

 

“Seek out the dentists that do that stuff, because those are the ones that you’re gonna enjoy your career with.”

 

“Don’t be scared of your doctor. They’re not there to make your life miserable.”

 

“If you’re somebody who knows you’re not going to be into technology, go find an old school office.”

 

“You are here to do the best that you can, and if you miss something, guess what? You’re gonna get it the next time.”

 

“Sometimes you’ve gotta bite the bullet and just be on the lower part of the pole so that you can work your way up.”



LINKS:

 

OperaDDS homepage - https://operadds.com/

Martin’s email: martin@operadds.com

 

Meghen’s email: meghan@raleighdentalarts.com

 

Jessica’s email: 3jessicalawson@gmail.com 

 

 

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!

 

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

 

AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

 

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Nov 06, 2019
TIPisode with Tom Viola
16:04

Dr. Tom Viola tells us about the power of the medical history and why you shouldn't ask the patient if they take any medication...  

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/

Nov 01, 2019
199 Connecting Through Teledentistry
01:05:57

Andrew and Michelle’s trip to RDH Under One Roof actually allowed them to pack a bunch of RDHs (and a dentist!) under one roof to record this episode. The subject at hand is teledentistry, where technology allows dental professionals to examine and diagnose individuals who may not be able to make it to a clinic. And a big thanks to MouthWatch for helping to put this discussion together!

 

Carol Roszel, RDH, is the oral health director for Little City Foundation, an organization that works with intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals. Staci Stout is a hygienist and the owner of Dentacare and the corresponding Dentacare Foundation, which provide oral health care to schools, nursing homes and corporations. Elaine Mamola is the founder of Smiles By Delivery, which utilizes teledentistry as a means of providing homebound seniors and some veterans with proper care. Brittany Kinol is a dentist and the founder of Miracle Dental Associates, which helps underserved children in the Pittsburgh area.

 

In this episode, our guests explain how teledentistry makes their services much more accessible than they otherwise might have been, discuss some of the techniques and processes used to bring dentistry into the home, and explore how hygienists are absolutely essential to remote work.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 6:51

 

- Our guests explain how they provide underserved populations with dental care and how teledentistry plays a major role in that.

 

- How hygienists are key players in making teledentistry happen.

 

- Some of the more unusual substitutes for denture relines Elaine has seen in her time.

 

- How technology expedites—and occasionally complicates—teledentistry work.

 

- Staci breaks down the difference between synchronous and asynchronous teledentistry.

 

- Carol explains how much information is needed to make a remote identification or diagnosis.

 

- Why Carol believes teledentistry is such a major advancement to the field.

 

- What are some of the legislative complications of teledentistry?

 

- Brittany shares her love for dental hygienists and why she sees them as a progressive force.

 

- Our guests advise listeners on how they can get started with teledentistry.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“You’re utilizing this dentist a lot better because he can be providing exams in multiple locations.”

 

“Teledentistry really kind of closes those gaps and it makes the care much more efficient.”

 

“Not only has [teledentistry] enhanced our treatment, but it has increased the number of people being seen.”

 

“Teledentistry is truly one of the biggest advancements in dentistry in decades.”

 

“You guys are just so smart and so progressive compared to dentists.”

 

“Everybody can play happily in the sandbox if we’re working together.”



LINKS:

 

Denticare homepage - https://www.denticare.dental/

Staci’s email: staci@denticaremanagement.com 

Carol’s email: croszel@littlecity.org 

 

Smiles By Delivery homepage - https://smilesbydelivery.com/

Elaine’s email: emamola@smilesbydelivery.com

 

Miracle Dental Care homepage - https://www.miracledentalcare.org/

Brittany’s email: dr.kinol@miracledentalcare.org 

 

MouthWatch homepage - https://www.mouthwatch.com/

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing ce 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.

Test UNDER CONSTRUCTION - please check out our website or CEzoom.com for updates!

 

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

 

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Oct 30, 2019
TIPisode with Dr. Uche Odiatu
15:10

A day in the life of Dr. Uche Odiatu is this week's TIPisode! Dr. Odiatu walks his talk and you can get a glimpse into what he does to keep fit, healthy, and happy!

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

 

Oct 25, 2019
198 Finding Clarity with Dental Endoscopes
01:06:23

Periodontal surgery can be essential in treating oral disease that goes below the gumline, but the very thought of going through such a procedure puts off patients who would greatly benefit from it. Luckily, Michelle and Lacy were able to chat with two hygienists who have firsthand experience with a tool that can make at least some of those surgeries unnecessary.

 

Nicole Fortune is a dental hygienist and marketer for Champlain Periodontal in South Burlington, VT who assists with many surgical and non-surgical oral procedures. Frances Tryon is a trainer at OraVu, which manufactures its own dental endoscope along with other tools that can be used to deeply clean the root of oral disease without necessitating surgery.

 

In this episode, Nicole and Frances lay out the benefits that dental endoscopes provide, take a VERY close look at periodontal surgery, and explain what it takes to train people on endoscope operation.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 8:12

 

- What exactly is a dental endoscope, what can it do that basic oral examination can’t, and how has it evolved over the years?

 

- Nicole and Frances relate their own experiencing using endoscopes and why they believe they’re beneficial.

 

- Getting into the nitty-gritty of traditional periodontal surgery and understand why professionals view endoscopic surgery as the preferred alternative.

 

- Exactly how portable is endoscopic technology, and Frances prefers to train people one-on-one in its usage.

 

- How long does it take to train somebody on a dental endoscope?

 

- The tricky task of navigating dental implants while using an endoscope.

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“It’s really not new technology—it’s just better technology now.”

 

“To me, fractures in the tooth is like the black hole of dentistry.”

 

“Patients want more options—minimally invasive and predictable.”

 

“Our job is to find the tool that will do the least amount of harm but gets us the maximum amount of benefit to the patient.”



LINKS:

 

OraVu homepage - https://oravu.us/

 

Frances’ email: frances.tryon@oravu.us 

 

Nicole’s homepage - https://nicolefortunerdh.com/

 

Nicole’s email: nicole@nicolefortunerdh.com

 

 

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  

Oct 23, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong
12:44

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/

This week, Claire helps us to remember toothpaste ingredients.  We could all use tricks and tips to keep the ingredients straight, and Claire gives us some great memory techniques! 

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com, for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

Oct 18, 2019
197 Human Trafficking: A Global Concern with Sakher Alqahtani
01:11:27

This week’s A Tale of Two Hygienists is a heavier episode dealing with personal loss and worldwide turmoil, but it also offers a glimpse into a very necessary side of dentistry and examines a major issue affecting our world today.

 

Sakher Alqahtani is a forensic and pediatric dentist who works at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He is also an honorary professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where Andrew and Michelle got to speak with him. Sakher developed a new method of age estimation and lectures on that subject and human rights around the world.

 

In this episode, Sakher discusses the important applications of forensic dentistry, breaks down the current refugee crisis and resultant human trafficking, and explains what you can do to get involved.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 6:45

 

- Why forensic dentistry is relying less on dental records these days and more on social media like Instagram.

 

- Sakher discusses one particularly tragic case where forensic dentistry played a role in identifying victims.

 

- What is “Srebrenica syndrome” and how it applies to Sakher’s forensic dentistry work.

 

- Sakher breaks down the global refugee crisis, how age plays a major role in determining whether or not refugees can claim asylum, and where forensic dentistry figures into that.

 

- Exploring the outrageous costs of detaining refugees at the border compared to giving them basic social assistance as their paperwork is processed.

 

- How our modern concept of borders is creating an unnecessary crisis and hurts our growth as a society.

 

- What you can do to get yourself informed about the refugee crisis and how dental professionals can assist patients who may be affected by human trafficking.

 

- How you can get involved in forensic dentistry!

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“So when we do the identification it’s for the living, because they cannot live a normal life otherwise.”

 

“The younger the person is, the more accurate age estimation is.”

 

“You have to protect that individual and people around them by applying the best method and by giving the best answer for that question.”

 

“You as taxpayers pay twenty times more for a person to be detained at the borders than if you let them in and give them money from social services... while their papers are processed.”


“This construct of borders and these harsh laws regarding people’s movement is a new concept.”

 

“Diversity always enriches a society.”

 

 

LINKS:

 

Sakher on Twitter - https://twitter.com/sakheralqahtani

 

The London Atlas of Tooth Development and Eruption - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227847876_The_London_Atlas_of_Human_Tooth_Development_and_Eruption

 

American Society of Forensic Odontology - https://asfo.org/

 

American Academy of Forensic Sciences - https://www.aafs.org/

 

British Association for Forensic Odontologists - https://www.bafo.org.uk/

 

Australian Society of Forensic Odontology - http://www.ausfo.org.au/

 

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

 

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!



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!

 

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

 

AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

 

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Oct 16, 2019
TIPisode with Andre Shirdan
03:43

This week's TIPisode is with Andre Shirdan and he talks to us about utilizing our software. Are you having a hard time working with your particular software program?  Do you get frustrated each time you look at the radiographs or enter your perio charting?  Andre may have some suggestions to make life easier!

Andre is an author, inspirational/motivational speaker, certified software and CAD/CAM trainer.  He is a co-creator of the non-surgical periodontal protocol Stat-Ck and imaging protocol Array. For more than 25 years Andre has worked with thousands of practices helping to create systems for treatment planning, staff training, goal attainment, internal and external marketing, and computer systems integration. He has spoken internationally to hundreds of audiences and through his workshops and seminars, he has enlightened and entertained audiences.  He's been interviewed and published in magazines, Podcasts and has interacted with thousands of dental professionals.

Website: www.thecrewprocess.com

Email: TheCrew@thecrewprocess.com

Oct 11, 2019
196 Breast Cancer Survivors Roundtable with Kris Potts and Mary Jensen
46:37

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so to start it off in stride we’re using this roundtable episode as an opportunity to speak with two hygienists who have had to live with breast cancer—and persevered.

 

Mary Jensen has worked as a registered dental hygienist for nearly four decades. She works with the HyLife Oral Health Alliance, providing older populations with oral health care. Kris Potts has worked in dental hygiene for over forty years. While she no longer practices clinically, she does speak and write on the subject of oral care for oncology patients.

 

In this episode, Mary and Kris discuss their personal experiences with breast cancer, tell you which faux pas to avoid when discussing cancer with those who struggle with it, and explain how they have stayed strong and vital even with cancer.

 

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Interview starts: 5:37

 

- Mary and Kris discuss their own breast cancer diagnoses and how they went about treating and coping with their conditions.

 

- How frequently should you get a mammogram, and what are the risk factors?

 

- Who did they turn to in their family and social circles after learning of their diagnosis?

 

- The do’s and don’ts of speaking to people living with cancer.

 

- Why Mary greatly appreciated the support of the Breast Nurse Navigator.

 

- Why it’s vital to ditch the pity party and keep on top of your nutrition and fitness following diagnosis.

 

- Looking at the genetic factors that can significantly increase your chances of developing breast cancer.

 

 

 

QUOTES:

 

“A lot of times you have to advocate for yourself when you know something’s wrong.”

 

“It does all move on. There is the other side.”

 

“For anybody out there, just go take the nap.”

 

“Don’t look at it as being selfish—you are taking care of yourself.”



LINKS:

 

Mary’s email: maryjensenrdh@gmail.com

 

Oral Health Promotion Strategies, LLC - http://krispottsrdh.com/Default.aspx

Kris’ email: kris@krispottsrdh.com

 

 

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!

 

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  

Oct 09, 2019
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan Oct 2019
12:42

Consultants.... does that word send shivers down your spine?  We have all heard the horror stories about consultants taking over practices, and Teresa gives us some great tips and explains that they aren't all so bad.

Teresa Duncan, MS is such a wealth of knowledge. Please visit her website and enjoy her awesome resources! For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

Oct 04, 2019
195 Student Focused Presents: Tips From Your Future Colleagues
42:20

A Tale of Two Hygienists’ student roundtable series is taking a different approach this week, aimed entirely at students who’ve only recently started hygiene school—though stick around if you’re a senior. You’ll still learn something important. 

Andrew and Michelle had the honor of attending RDH Under One Roof, which took place July 31 through August 2nd this year in Grapevine, Texas. At RDH Under One Roof, members of the dental hygiene profession gather en masse to learn from top experts and keynote speakers, as well as check out the latest in dental hygiene tech. While they were there, our two hosts recorded an informal yet very informative roundtable episode featuring nearly 40 GUESTS.

In this jam-packed episode, our numerous guests dish out their most vital advice for new hygiene students, discuss their own histories in the field, and reveal some of their favorite memories from hygiene school.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:52

 

- Don’t be afraid to take on any challenges that come your way while in school. At the very least they provide ample learning opportunities.

- Make sure to find the time to relax and find a social life for yourself outside of class.

- While you’re learning how to take care of other people’s mouths, keep an eye on your own body and stay healthy.

- Never burn bridges; you can never predict if you’ll end up working someone you were rude or inconsiderate to.

- Thanks to biofilm research, it’s never been a more exciting time to enter the dental hygiene field.

- Network whenever you can; the connections you make in school can shape your career for years to come.

- Proper ergonomics when holding instruments will absolutely pay off in the long run. 

- Last but certainly not least: never give up.

 

QUOTES:

“Be open to any challenges or opportunities that lie your way.”

“Just follow your passions and you will do it.

“Your patient is not a chart. Your patient is not a number. Your patient is a human being.”

“Really learn to advocate for your patients.”

“Your education does not end. It just began with hygiene school and the day that you graduated.”

“If you want something bad enough, go get it.”

“You can’t clearly study if your mind is foggy. You’ll get more clear when you do something nice for yourself.”

LINKS:

RDH Under One Roof homepage - https://www.rdhunderoneroof.com 

Ann Marie DePalma’s email: amrdh@aol.com 

Smiles at Sea homepage - https://www.smilesatsea.com/

 

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!

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  

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Oct 01, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu
09:24

This week Dr. Odiatu is talking about a work-life balance.  We all struggle to find that balance, but Dr. Odiatu has some great suggestions to help navigate that journey!

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/odiatu

odiatudmd@gmail.com

Instagram: @fitspeakers 

Book: The Miracle of Health

Sep 27, 2019
194 Infection Control Compliance with Toothcop Duane Tinker
53:54

It’s come to this: the final installment in A Tale of Two Hygienists’ infection control series. To close things off, we’ve brought on a former law enforcement officer who can speak with authority about both the safety and legal ramifications of an unsanitary dental office.

Duane Tinker is the CEO of Dental Compliance Specialists, which works with dental practices across the United States to ensure staff are well-trained in infection control and are working with the best and safest equipment. Known as “The Tooth Cop,” courtesy of his previous line of work in Texas law enforcement, he’s also the host of the Talking with the Tooth Cop podcast.

In this episode, Duane discusses how his work as a state police officer crossed over into the dental profession, explains why complacency is a major factor in the spread of infection, and explores how poor infection control can cost dental practices.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 6:11

- Duane relates his past investigating unlawful dental practice as a Texas Ranger and what he learned about oral health along the way.

- Going over how Duane ensures practices are complying with infection control protocols—and how his training saved a life in the long run.

- Why waterline safety is one of the more pressing issues Duane deals with in his compliance work.

- What Duane thinks the major reason is why even very competent dental professionals can make hazardous infection control errors.

- Looking at the infection risks posed by aerosol disinfectants as opposed to other methods of administration.

- What’s the monetary and reputational cost of poor infection control? And how Duane thinks the dental industry has improved overtime.

 

QUOTES:

“Before you can be a doer you have to be a dreamer.”

“There’s so much marketing going on out there, you’ve gotta rise above the noise.”

“It’s not any one person’s fault but the reality is if there’s a failure, it’s everybody’s fault.” 

“You come to work safe, you owe it to your families to stay safe, and you owe it to your families to go home without bringing the funk with you.”

“Ultimately, where you draw the line is where the line is.”

 

LINKS:

Dental Compliance Specialists - https://dentalcompliance.com/

Talking with the Tooth Cop Podcast - https://dentalcompliance.com/category/podcast/

Dental Compliance Specialists on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ddscompliance

OSAP homepage - https://www.osap.org/

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

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!

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!

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  

Sep 25, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch September
05:16

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch.

Closed containers-- how important are they and what do you need to consider when finding the best product for your practice-- that is what this TIPisode is all about!

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

Sep 20, 2019
193 Bloodborne Pathogens with Kim Laudenslager!
01:12:03

As Andrew and Michelle continue their infection control series, they really want to focus on bloodborne pathogens—basically any disease or infection that can be transmitted via blood and other bodily fluids. Since hygienists and dentists work in VERY close proximity to their patients’ saliva, it’s helpful to know the best techniques and methods for preventing the spread of these pathogens throughout the office.

Kim Laudenslager has been a dental hygienist for the last four decades(!). Based in Lone Tree, Colorado, Kim was an associate clinical professor at the University of Colorado’s School of Dental Medicine for over 30 years, and currently works with the Office Sterilization & Asepsis Procedures Research Foundation. In addition, she puts on OSHA infection prevention seminars for many professionals in the dental industry.

In this episode, Kim breaks down the differences between various disease-control organizations and what their jurisdictions are, as well as explains how nurses were critical in establishing a standard for dealing with bloodborne pathogens. 

  

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 7:48

- Kim highlights the differences between bloodborne pathogen regulation at state and federal levels and who has jurisdiction over what.

- Debunking some of the misconceptions about the CDC’s “recommendations” and just how optional they are.

- How nurses in the 1980s played a crucial role in driving OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.

- What constitutes OSHA’s annual bloodborne pathogen training?

- Examining the two primary routes of bloodborne pathogen exposure.

- Kim breaks takes a close look at several bloodborne diseases and even quizzes Andrew and Michelle on their knowledge.

- What does it mean to be a “responder” or “non-responder”? 

- Did Freddie Mercury’s extra incisors give him greater vocal range?

- What are “practice controls” and “engineering controls,” and why are professionals are at a much lower risk of contracting bloodborne pathogens than they were 20 years ago?

 

QUOTES:

“It doesn’t matter what state you live in, everybody has to comply with what we’re gonna talk about today.”

“Don’t get hung up on that word ‘recommendation’ cuz trust me, it’s mandatory.”

“When the CDC recommends it, it’s mandatory.”

“We never alter our infection control based on a patient’s health history.”

“It is our personal obligation to keep up on our own vaccines and keep ourselves healthy.”

“My goal is to keep all offices out of trouble.”

LINKS:

Kim’s homepage - https://kimlaudenslager.com/

Kim’s email: kimlaudenslager@comcast.net 

 

Beyond the Operatory - http://beyondtheoperatory.weebly.com/

TriviaDent - https://www.triviadent.com/

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

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!

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!

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

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Sep 18, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong
11:11

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/

This week, Claire helps us to remember the important details we need to know when treating patients with diabetes. 

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

Sep 13, 2019
192 OSAP: The Best Kept Secret in Infection Control with Michelle Lee
54:09

Andrew and Michelle recently discussed infection and contagion control at length with their last trio of roundtable guests, one of who was kind enough to return and chat further about an organization that makes patient safety in the office a top priority.

Michelle Lee is the executive director of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a body that advocates for safe and clean oral healthcare. Michelle and OSAP work with dental professionals to ensure that patients receiving oral and orthodontic treatment have little to no risk of catching infections or anything contagious.

In this episode, Michelle breaks down the differences between OSAP, OSHA and the CDC, explains OSAP’s surprising relationship with the armed forces, and takes a close look at the various risks infection poses to all areas of dentistry.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 

- What is OSAP, what role does Michelle play in the organization, and how does it differ from OSHA?

- What kinds of organizations and people make up OSAP’s rank and file?

- Michelle discusses some of the issues OSAP is focusing on right now and what kinds of events they arrange.

- The reason there’s a surprisingly high presence of military members at OSAP’s boot camps.

- Michelle explains the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) and how they’ve recently partnered with OSAP.

- How you can keep updated with OSAP via social media and where you can go to ask any questions you may have. 

- The extra challenges posed by mobile dental units for infection control.

 

QUOTES:

“There’s a lot more to infection control than just employee safety.”

“We don’t want to be exclusive; we want that message out there to all dental professionals.”

“We can all work together and help build up each other’s associations.”

“We want to make patients realize we’re there to take care of them and make their lives better.”

 

LINKS:

OSAP homepage - https://www.osap.org/

Michelle’s email: mlee@osap.org

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

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!

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!

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Sep 11, 2019
TIPisode with Tom Viola
12:36

Dr. Tom Viola has been on the podcast before and in this TIPisode he highlights some great points about vaping.  This is a hot topic these days and we need to be armed with as much info as possible to best educate our patients.  

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/

 

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/   

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Sep 06, 2019
191 Student Focused Presents - Infection Control Roundtable with Emily Boge, Joy Void-Holmes, and Michelle Lee
45:54

When your job requires you to get right up close and personal to a patient’s mouth, you need to really get on top of your cleanliness game—especially before you graduate and start your career as a hygienist. So, to that end, we’ve brought on three veterans of the dental industry who specialize in keeping the hygienist’s workspace as healthy as possible for patient and professional alike.

Emily Boge, RDH, is the dental administrative chair at Hawkeye Community College and a product innovator with American Eagle Instruments. Joy Void-Holmes is also a dental hygienist and serves part-time on the faculty of Fortis College. Michelle Lee is the executive director of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a body that advocates for safe and clean oral healthcare.

In this episode, our guests discuss which bad sanitary habits you need to ditch before entering the workforce, explain how you can become certified in infection control, and examine what holds dental offices back from maintaining good sanitation.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:02

- What our guests feel is the most important lessons dental hygiene students learn from the get-go.

- Their advice for which bad habits students absolutely need to get rid of and why they need to get on top of their mask game.

- Why Michelle believes social media is playing an important role in educating everybody about infection control.

- What steps you can take to get yourself certified in infection prevention.

- The reason students and newly employed hygienists might be reluctant to speak up about infection control issues, even if they have the proper knowledge.

- The importance of fostering a more honest environment in a dental office where people with sanitation concerns can speak up without fear of reprisal.

- Why you’ll need to sacrifice some of your personal style if you wish to keep your office free from infection.

- What questions you should ask about infection control, and what you should be on the lookout for, when job hunting.

 

QUOTES:

“If you’re working in a high-aerosol environment with a Level One mask, you’re not getting the adequate protection you need.”

“This is how we practice safe dentistry in our office, and you need to go through this training.”

“Unfortunately sometimes we have to require things for them to get done.”

“They think they’re saving money, but what they’re really gonna end up being is sick.”

“These folks that are very, very infection control-conscious, they get kind of a bad rap in the office and that makes me sad.”

“We’re protecting ourselves and the patient, and no job is worth your safety and security.”

“If you want your students to behave a certain way then you have to emulate that behavior.”

LINKS:

 

Emily’s email: emily@thinkbigdental.com

Joy on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/drjoyrdh/

Joy on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drjoyrdh/

Joy on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DrJoyRDH

Joy’s email: info@drjoyrdh.com 

 

OSAP homepage - https://www.osap.org/

Michelle’s email: mlee@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!

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Sep 04, 2019
TIPisode with the Crest Smile Council Members
07:54

We have an extra Friday this month so we thought we would bring you something different! 

Andrew has been on the Crest Smile Council for a few years now and invited his friends Sarah Thiel, Rafael Rondon, and Deborah Carrier on the podcast!  They give a few quick tips for students and new grads! 

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Aug 30, 2019
190 Congenital Muscular Dystrophy with Two Rare Mama Bears Podcast Hosts Megan and Matty
01:08:42

Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD) is a recessively inherited disease that atrophies skeletal muscles and results in poor development of motor skills and other modes of movement. While dental hygienists obviously don’t treat CMD, they will nevertheless likely encounter patients who live with the disorder and consequently have special requirements in the dental chair.

Matty Manley and Megan Meyer are the hosts of the Two Rare Mama Bears podcast, where they discuss CMD in all its forms, explore the difficulties faced by those who live with it, and speak to a variety of experts and policy-makers on the subject. Matty and Megan are themselves both mothers to children affected with congenital muscular dystrophy and also lead the CMD advocacy team.

In this episode, Megan and Matty discuss their own highs and lows raising children who live with CMD, help us understand just how convoluted the diagnosis process can be, and explain how our offices and techniques should aim to accommodate for patients with CMD.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 8:44

- How Megan and Matty found common ground and ended up launching the Two Rare Mama Bears podcast.

- Their method for planning the podcast, coming up with episode ideas, and seeking out guests.

- Defining muscular dystrophy and its effects on those who live with it.

- What specialized difficulties do patients with CMD experience when receiving dental and/or orthodontic treatment?

- Matty and Megan explain just how complicated and protracted a process it was for them to confirm their children’s CMD diagnoses.

- How Megan and her family had to become “medical refugees” to get better medical care.

- Megan and Matty’s experiences dealing with people insensitive to their children’s conditions and what terminology dental professionals should use with regards to those affected by CMD.

- What dental offices can do to be more accommodating to those living with CMD.

- What are the different subtypes of muscular dystrophy?

 

QUOTES:

“‘Failure is not an option’ came from us saying ‘Okay, we have no idea what we’re doing, but we have to make it work’.”

“We had one of the shortest diagnostic journeys—and it took us two years.”

“Dental care might be further down on their priority list because they’re literally trying to stay alive.”

LINKS:

Cure CMD homepage - https://www.curecmd.org/

Two Rare Mama Bears podcast - https://www.curecmd.org/podcast

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

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!

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!

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Aug 28, 2019
The Best Episode Ever with Leah and Kelsey from Two Therapists and a Thesis Podcast!
01:40:28

A refreshing departure from our normal episodes, we meet up with Leah and Kelsey while in Brisbane for the ISDH. We begin with some Aussie slang and then briefly talk some dental before getting back off-topic, which I guess would technically be on topic as the fact that there was no topic is, in fact, the topic.

We veer into other nonsense before returning back to dental again. It was quite the roller coaster of emotions with some dental discussion thrown in.

**EXPLICIT** I put that warning up because there are a few mild swear words that sometimes turn into a string of swearing. Our sensitive audience should be made fully aware of it!

I will NEVER apologize for this episode! Yes its a bigger/longer/and at times foul-mouthed episode, but there is soooo much to take away from here. 

A link for Aussie slang - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcAIr2-tCeg&fbclid=IwAR3a6_G_uOJuzSY2ePOcW5Ky2nFHyF3d8j6ZIUiVRfrHOnyF-U3bPR11ZEY

A link to find all of Kelsey's things - https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/records/search?searchQueryParams[all]=Kelsey%20pateman&page=1&pageSize=20&sortBy=score&sortDirection=Desc&fbclid=IwAR36QaTsHJKGbU2mfab6OGUfknwxnf3_R_yFD_ySjs2jseSHSF5TCjef4Ns

A link to their email - twotherapistsandathesis@gmail.com

A link for Michelle on how to say ampersand correctly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand

 

Aug 25, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
05:57

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch.

Can you use low volume and high volume at the same time?  Can you drape your suction on the light handle? Learn these details and more this week with Noel!

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

Aug 23, 2019
189 Martinis and Menopause with Kelli Swanson Jaecks
01:08:29

Menopause, that inevitable middle-aged milestone, can actually negatively impact oral health, which is pertinent not only to our patients but to mental dental professionals as well. To this end, we’ve invited on Kelli Jaecks, a dental hygienist based in Oregon as well as a professional speaker and author, who specifically focuses on women’s health issues.

Kelli was somewhat of a professional late-bloomer, not starting college until she was 30, and she’s proof that it’s never too late to find your calling and pursue it. Apart from her education as a hygienist, Kelli also earned her master’s in communication and adult education and briefly served as president of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA). She is the author of Martinis & Menopause: Strategies, Science and Sips That Empower Women to Beat the Hormone Game.  

In this episode, Kelli emphasizes why health professionals should look after themselves as much as they do those in their care, explains what really happens when your body goes through menopause, and suggests ways you can improve your sleep habits.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 14:03

- Kelli traces her late arrival to college and what drew her to dental work.

- Why it’s so vital for health providers and specialists to take care of themselves as well as their patients.

- The little things you can do to keep on top of your own health.

- Kelli relates her experiences working with the ADHA and what prompted her to write Martinis & Menopause.

- Taking a closer look at the physiology of menopause and how it affects oral health.

- Should hygienists be on the lookout for any oral symptoms caused by hormone replacement therapy in patients undergoing menopause?

- What women undergoing menopause can do to make this phase a little less turbulent.

- Kelli’s tips for developing good “sleep hygiene.”

QUOTES:

“It’s never too late to start on a goal.”

“It’s not selfish to make choices for yourself, because when you’re at your best then you can serve more.”

“It’s very much more difficult to make positive choices for your eating, for your health, any of it, when you’re tired.”

“If you’re working at a place that is just untenable and just absolutely so negative, well it’s time to look somewhere else.”

LINKS:

Kelli’s homepage - https://www.kellijaecks.com/

Kelli’s email: kelli@kellijaecks.com

Kelli’s book:

https://www.kellijaecks.com/best-selling-author-of-martinis-menopause

Kelli’s phone number: (503)881-5633

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.

TEST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Please check back on the website shortly!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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Aug 21, 2019
188 Diabetes and Treatment Consideration with Stacey Simms!
01:06:44

Nearly 30 million people across the United States are diagnosed with diabetes, and many of them will find themselves in your care as a dental professional. People struggling with diabetes are at higher risk for certain oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, so it’s important to know the essentials about this disease. 

Stacey Simms is the host of the podcast Diabetes Connections, where she interviews those affected by diabetes and people who work in the medical industry. Stacey has hands-on experience dealing with the challenges diabetes in all its forms has to offer—her son lives with Type 1 and her husband with Type 2. Formerly a radio host and television reporter,Stacey sees her podcast an opportunity to continue with her broadcasting work even after retiring from it.

For this episode, Stacey distinguishes the two major types of diabetes (as well as an unofficial third form), debunks some common myths about the condition, and explains how you can sensitively bring up the subject to patients in your own office.  

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 7:12

- Stacey recounts how diabetes became part of her life and how she and her family learned to cope with it.

- The reason why Stacey took it upon herself to launch her own podcast about diabetes.

- The most surprising thing Stacey realized when she began interviewing people about diabetes.

- Breaking down the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes—as well as the less commonly known Type 1.5.

- What is an A1C test and how dental professionals should best broach those results when talking with patients.

- The trick of using sugar to treat low blood sugar while still avoiding cavities.

- Don’t make the mistake of reinforcing debunked myths about diabetes in front of your patients.

- What you should have on hand in your office in case of a patient’s diabetic emergency.

- Why you should give patients a heads-up if you plan to use drugs with epinephrine in them.

- Taking a look at how continuous glucose monitoring makes things easier on both those with diabetes and those who look after them.

QUOTES:

“We really run the gamut and try to get information and inspiration because there’s a lot that goes into living with life.”

“Your idea of ‘well-controlled’ may not be my idea of ‘well-controlled’.”

“I found that the more information I shared, quite often the more misinformation would be shared back at me.”

“[Diabetes] is not something to feel guilty about; it’s a health condition.”

“If you’re not an expert in Type 1 diabetes, you can’t live well with it.”

 

LINKS:

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms - https://diabetes-connections.com/

Stacey’s email: stacey@diabetes-connections.com 

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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Aug 14, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong August 2019
12:16

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/

We are all struggling with information overload.  With all the gadgets, notifications, and noises around us, our brain is on overload!  Claire gives us some science and suggestions to help our little brains not be so overworked~! 

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

Aug 09, 2019
187 Student Focused Presents: Dental Mission Trips
42:10

Our monthly student roundtable discussion episodes are dedicated to help you navigate the at-times turbulent waters from graduation to internship to full employment in the hygienist industry. This month, we’ve invited on two hygienists who regularly go on mission trips to bring dental care to the less fortunate throughout the world.

Mary Jensen (previously heard in ATOTH 78) works as a dental hygienist for HyLyfe, LLC in the Greater Chicago Area and is Alliance for Smiles’ lead hygienist, mentoring the dental professionals and students who go on these mission trips. Dorothy Ferreira has been practising dental hygiene for over three decades and is a volunteer hygienist for Alliance for Smiles and has 17 mission trips under her belt, with her 18th coming up this fall. 

In this episode, Mary and Dorothy discuss their personal histories with charitable dentistry, explain how to best go about funding and preparing for these mission trips, and relate some of their favorite experiences.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:07

- How Mary and Dorothy got involved in mission trip work and why Mary views dental hygiene techniques as “portable.”

- How dental hygienists on mission trips overcome the language barrier, and the touching bonds they form in the process.

- Our guests’ tips for vetting the different organizations that offer mission trip opportunities.

- Why time zone can be a major factor in how well one may adjust to a mission trip.

- The reason a little bit of dental hygiene education can go a long way in more remote communities.

- What Dorothy and Mary think you should be sure to pack for a mission trip, and other helpful preparation tips.

- How you can go about securing funding for your mission trips.

 

QUOTES:

“It’s life-changing for the child, but it’s life-changing for the volunteer as well.”

“Speaking to someone firsthand, I think, is way better than just looking at their website.”

“This individual has never been in the dental chair... You have to show, tell, do every step of the way.”

“In this day and age, people want to feel that they’re going somewhere where there’s care.”  

“When I’m on a mission, I’m an ambassador for the organization, I’m an ambassador for the United States and I’m an ambassador for the dental hygienists of the world.”

 

LINKS:

Mary’s email: maryjensenrdh@gmail.com

Dorothy’s email: dorothyferreirardh@gmail.com 

 

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!

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Aug 07, 2019
Today's RDH Has a Podcast! with Kara RDH and Ben Buzbee!
20:26

Kara Vavrosky (Kara, RDH) and Ben Buzbee return to the show to tell us about some exciting new updates going on including their new podcast! 

www.TodaysRDH.com

https://www.todaysrdh.com/dental-hygiene-podcast/

Listen on any of your podcast apps!

Aug 05, 2019
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan
09:52

These TIPisodes keep getting better and better!  Teresa gives us another round of great advice and in this tip, she is talking PPOs

Teresa Duncan, MS is such a wealth of knowledge. Please visit her website and enjoy her awesome resources! For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

Aug 02, 2019
186 Medical Emergency Tips From a Paramedic with Susannah Trammell
01:18:00

Continuing our series on dental-adjacent issues, we’re tackling a scenario that every dental hygienist should be prepared for, however unlikely it may be: your patient having a medical emergency under your care. It’s easy to fret over the thought of seizure or allergic reaction happening in your own office, but with some knowledge and training you’ll know how to handle any situation promptly and professionally.

Susannah Trammell is a paramedic, flight medic, “all around badass,” and one of Michelle’s best friends to boot. She has hands-on experience with dealing with a wide variety of medical emergencies and in the course of her casual but educational chat with Michelle she explains how you can deal with any emergency without that may pop up when a patient is in your chair.

For this episode, Susannah gives you the low down on what steps you need to take if a patient passes out under your care, discusses what should be in your dental office’s medical emergency kit, and gives you a refresher on CPR.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 11:41

- Susannah lays out her experience working as a medic in different capacities.

- Looking back on the occasions when Michelle had to send patients to the hospital!

- What information paramedics need when tending to patients in dental offices (and most places, for that matter).

- Reviewing the ASA Physical Status Classification System.

- What you should do if a patient passes out in your chair.

- The different kinds of stimuli paramedics use to test alertness.

- Distinguishing between allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, and how to treat each.

- What you should include in and how you should maintain a medical emergency kit.

- Defining hypoglycemia and what we can do for the patients that have it.

- The wrong way to administer oral glucose.

- Why a wooden spoon should NOT be used when a patient goes into seizure.

- What you can do to prevent or deal with airway collapse or obstruction.

- Dealing with chest problems, strokes, and other serious ailments where you might need to administer medication.

- A quick refresher on CPR basics for those worried that they might actually need to do it but have no recent practice.

- Michelle’s experience accidentally dropping an object down a patient’s throat

QUOTES:

 

“If you don’t feel a pulse and you don’t see breathing just go ahead and start CPR.”

“You can have an allergic reaction but it not necessarily be anaphylaxis.”

“Definitely check their blood pressure before you give them another dose.”

“When there’s an emergency going on, people love to be told what to do. They need a job, so give them a job.”

LINKS:

American Dental Association - https://www.ada.org/en

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.

 

Please stay tuned for the test to be created 

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

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AToTH on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/atoth/?originalSubdomain=ca 

Jul 31, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
04:41

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch.

Do we need to really clean AND disinfect?  Noel answers a listeners question on this week's episode. 

Medicom sponsors this episode.  Head over to their website and learn more about their SafeMask 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

 

Jul 26, 2019
185 Suicide Prevention: An Introduction with Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CCDC
01:00:03

A Tale of Two Hygienists continues its series on dental-adjacent issues that can impact ourselves and our patients. This week, Andrew and Michelle have invited someone on the show, who has professional and personal experience with dealing with suicidal thoughts, and who can provide everyone in our industry with valuable knowledge that can save lives.

Randi Jensen is a counsellor and educator specializing in suicidality—suicidal thoughts, suicidal planning, and the harmful act itself. Drawing from her own experience with traumatic and suicidal thoughts, she is the author of Just Because You’re Suicidal Doesn’t Mean You’re Crazy: The Psychobiology of Suicide and teaches suicide prevention courses at Cascadia Training in Seattle.

In this episode, Randi discusses her own struggles with depression and suicidal ideation, explains how dentists and dental hygienists get to know their patients better than some other professionals, and suggests ways you can reach out to troubled patients.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 6:39

- How Randi dealt with darker thoughts during the more turbulent times in her life and came to realize she could help others as well.

- The unique relationship dental professionals have with their patients that other medical specialists may not.

- How a dentist’s sympathy turned things around for one of Randi’s patients.

- Why a resistance to flossing and other methods of tooth maintenance may indicate troubling thoughts in a patient.

- Defining “suicidality” and the three different types of suicide. 

- What signs and symptoms of suicidality dental hygienists can look for when treating patients.

- Looking at the epidemic of suicide among the native American population and the “conspiracy of denial.”

- What you should NOT say to a suicidal patient and why it’s important to catch up with those who’ve previously expressed those thoughts.

- How many suicidal people adeptly hide their feelings and symptoms from public eye.

- The little ways you can reach out to and comfort patients who have lost loved ones to suicide.

- Why our approach to treating suicidal individuals needs to change and sooner rather than later.

 

QUOTES:

“I’ve had several careers in my life and the current career is probably my mission for the rest of my life.” 

“You probably have more of a span of time with these individuals than anybody! 

“You have the input from people that other health care providers don’t really have!”

“Once you share your empathy and your compassion, you can’t say the wrong thing after that.”

“Compassion can’t make things worse.” 

“You just need somebody who cares enough to say ‘I care and I don’t want you to do this’.”

LINKS:

Jensen Suicide Prevention Peer Protocol - https://jsp3.org/

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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Jul 24, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu
06:23

This week Dr. Odiatu is talking about total body health and that our job is more than being concerned with P. gingivalis. 

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/odiatu

odiatudmd@gmail.com

Instagram: @fitspeakers 

Book: The Miracle of Health

Jul 19, 2019
184 Vaping: A Big Deal? With Edie Gibson, RDH
50:11

Vaping is everywhere these days, to the point where it’s difficult to go for a walk without spotting someone puffing from a vape pen of some kind. But while it’s been touted as a healthier alternative to smoking, vaping still presents significant health risks that dental professionals should address with their patients.

Edie Gibson, RDH, is the CEO and founder of EGibson Consulting, which trains dental teams across the country, as well as an author and international speaker. Edie began her dental career when she was 15, and since then has worked in just about every position a dental office has to offer—though hygienist remains her favorite role. She specializes in implant dentistry and has familiarized herself with the dental risks of smoking and vaping.

In this episode, Edie breaks down the negative effects of vaping, reveals how pervasive the habit has become among the younger generation, and explains how dental professionals can impress the risks of vaping to their patients without coming off as judgmental.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 6:02 

- The correlation Edie has noticed between smoking cigarettes and harder drug use.

- Looking at the various chemicals found within cigarettes that are toxic both in tandem and in and of themselves. 

- Examining how tobacco companies tried to reach people before it was widely known how dangerous cigarettes were. 

- How the levels of nicotine in modern vape pods equate to those in packs of cigarettes.

- What is respiratory distress and how can vaping cause it? 

- The reason vaporizer devices themselves can pose a major dental risk.

- How to open a conversation about vaping and its dangers to your patients, especially younger ones.

- Why it’s so essential that dental professionals not take a judgmental stance when discussing the risks of vaping with patients.

- Modern kids’ “Shawshank Redemption” approach to covertly vaping at school.

- How you can determine if your patients have been vaping or smoking.

- A list of resources you can use to educate yourself, your patients, and your children on drug abuse and misuse.

 

QUOTES:

“If you want to kill a bug, use nicotine from your cigarette.” 

“They knew that nicotine was addictive and they knew that cigarettes caused cancer.” 

“If you have a vape pod... the nicotine in that one pod is equivalent to one pack of Marlboro Reds.”

“There isn’t enough science behind or studies behind vaping to make it truly safe.”

“If you see eight patients a day, you’re going to average four to five of them are vaping, or have tried it, or use it regularly.” 

“I don’t think it’s ever too early to have the conversation about drugs, because nicotine is a drug.”

 

LINKS:

Edie’s homepage - https://www.ediegibson.com/

Edie’s email: edie@ediegibson.com 

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens - https://teens.drugabuse.gov/

National Institutes of Health - https://www.nih.gov/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - https://www.samhsa.gov/

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.

PLEASE BE PATIENT AS WE CREATE THE TEST FOR CE CREDIT

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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Jul 17, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong
08:21

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/

She has also created Wake Up Memory tips to help us remember the 3 drugs that cause gingival hyperplasia.  We have all seen patients struggling with this, but sometimes remembering the exact drugs isn't so easy.  Claire is here to help us. 

In this episode, Claire teaches us the 9 foods to help our brain and the Wake Up Memory technique to remember those brain foods.

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

Jul 12, 2019
183 Child Abuse with India Chance, RDH
01:05:52

This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists, we're digressing from our usual technical discussions to shine a light on an unpleasant but very important subject: the abuse and mistreatment some of our most vulnerable patients experience, and especially what hygienists can do to mitigate these situations.

India Chance, RDH, is a consultant for and owner of Learn2Prevent, which provides dental professionals with continued education, and also works as a trainer for the nonprofit organization Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness). She has worked in dentistry for the past 23 years and spent a significant portion of her career focusing on public health. India is passionate about ensuring that underserved populations receive quality care, especially victims of parental and intimate abuse, as well as victims of the sex trafficking trade.

In this episode, India discusses her role and the role of other dental professionals in identifying signs of abuse, explains how to distinguish intentionally harmful cases from accidental ones, and reveals what health care professionals do to reach out to victims of the sex trade.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 8:01

- How India became involved in both public health initiatives and child abuse awareness.

- What are Mid-Atlantic Panda’s three R’s, and why dental professionals play pivotal roles in identifying abuse.

- The reason pediatric dental offices will regularly weigh young patients.

- What it means to be a “mandatory reporter.”

- What happens if you report a potential abuse case and there doesn’t turn out to be any evidence mistreatment?

- How reporters distinguish between signs of abuse and what are most likely genuine accidents.

- Some resources and training you can use to familiarize yourself with signs of abuse and reporting protocol.

- Know that abuse and mistreatment can occur in any community regardless of how they fare socially or economically.

- The particular difficulty in trying to aid an adult patient stuck ina an abusive relationship.

- What are “shoe cards” and how they can be of assistance to victims of sex trafficking? 

- Knowing the difference between a child who show behavioral signs of abuse and one who just has a fear of going to the dentist.

- Why a child having very poor teeth isn’t necessarily a sign of neglect.

- Some of India’s upcoming courses to look out for.

QUOTES:

“Through this training, we try to educate and equip dental professionals to recognize signs of abuse.”

“I made the decision to move forward because this was somebody’s family member and they needed to be safe.”

“You really have to look at the whole picture before you jump right to abuse.”

“[Abuse] knows no socioeconomic status.”

 

LINKS:

Learn2Prevent homepage - https://www.learn2prevent.com/

Learn2Prevent on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Learn2Prevent/

Learn2Prevent on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/learn2prevent/

Learn2Prevent email: info@learn2prevent.com 

Mid-Atlantic Panda homepage - https://midatlanticpanda.org/

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.

Go to take the test and get your CE Credit! TEST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PLEASE HOLD

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

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Jul 10, 2019
TIPisode with Andre Shirdan
03:38

This week's TIPisode is with Andre Shirdan and he talks to us about consistency. We have to be consistent with our findings and how each team member is documenting their observations.  Listen now to see what he suggests to make us all consistent! 

Andre is an author, inspirational/motivational speaker, certified software and CAD/CAM trainer.  He is a co-creator of the non-surgical periodontal protocol Stat-Ck and imaging protocol Array. For more than 25 years Andre has worked with thousands of practices helping to create systems for treatment planning, staff training, goal attainment, internal and external marketing, and computer systems integration. He has spoken internationally to hundreds of audiences and through his workshops and seminars, he has enlightened and entertained audiences.  He's been interviewed and published in magazines, Podcasts and has interacted with thousands of dental professionals.

Website: www.thecrewprocess.com

Email: TheCrew@thecrewprocess.com

Jul 05, 2019
182 Student Focused Presents - RDH Innovators
40:44

Our monthly student roundtable discussion episodes are dedicated to help you navigate the at-times turbulent waters from graduation to internship to full employment in the hygienist industry. For this installment, we’re speaking with three hygienists who’ve actually innovated and invented products used throughout the industry.

Lee Emmons has worked as a hygienist for 15 years, having migrated to the profession from aerospace engineering. He is the president and co-founder of Nu-Bird Design & Manufacturing, which released its patented suction mirror. Katie Melko has been a hygienist for the past decade. She works primarily in public health, instructs students at Goodwin College, and launched publishing house 12 Paws Publishing, through which she released her children’s book Paw Elementary: Roxy’s Adventure to the School Dentist. Debra Dencek has worked in every possible sector of dental hygiene from public, private, to corporate. She’s more recently the inventor of CordEze, a line of ergonomic dental products.

In this episode, Lee, Deb and Katie describe what moved them to invent, innovate and create, break down how they navigated the world of patents and publishing, and explain how dental hygiene innovators listening to this episode can get started making their ideas realities. 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

- What led each of our guests to start their own companies and launch their products?

- How they refused to let failure dictate their path and kept on pushing forward.

- The first step a potential innovator or inventor in this industry should take.

- Some of the obstacles they encountered getting their products to market and how they dealt with these obstacles.

- Trade show etiquette: dos, don’ts, and PLEASE don’ts.

- What it’s like to go through the patent/trademark process and what kind of research you should do ahead of time.

- The guests’ final words of wisdom for those wanting to think outside the box and innovate within our profession.

QUOTES:

“The fear of the unknown is what led to me creating a book.”

“You’re going to make mistakes, but just because you make a mistake doesn’t necessarily mean that you failed.”

“I don’t believe there are any failures, just lessons.”

“If you have the necessity the invention will follow. Your passion will drive you through into the business side of it.”

“If you have a great product, word of mouth is the best.”

“There are people looking for new, innovative products and people are out there to help you get your product out there and make people aware of it.”

“Use the outlets that are available to you for you to share your voice.”

 

LINKS:

Nu-Bird homepage - https://nu-bird.com/

Cordeze homepage - https://cordeze.com/

Deb’s email: hello@cordeze.com

12 Paws Publishing homepage - https://www.12pawspub.com/

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!

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Jul 03, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
05:33

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch.

Extracted teeth, what do we do with them? Can the patient take them home? Can we throw them in the trash? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this week's TIPisode!

Medicom sponsors this episode.  Head over to their website and learn more about their SafeMask 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

Jun 28, 2019
181 Michelle and Daniel do another mission trip!
51:15

First, we want to thank Premier for sponsoring this mission trip and letting us use the AeroPro cordless handpiece.  This was a first for both Michelle and Daniel.  Offering the feeling of smooth, clean teeth is something many had not experienced, and we were grateful to be the ones who did that for them.  

You have heard Daniel Lopez on the podcast before.  This marks their third trip and third country together!  Daniel is a dental hygienist in NYC, and he and Michelle bring you a daily journal from their time in Costa Rica with One World Health.

We hope you enjoy this recap! If you feel inspired to do a mission trip or any charitable dentistry, reach out to us!  

This episode does not qualify for CE

Thank you to Zirc for another great promo!  This week when you buy a 12 pack of Crystal HD mirrors, you get a FREE Mirror Magic trial kit!  Use the promo code TALEMAGIC.  Don't settle for fogged mirrors; use this code today! 

 

Thank you again to Premier.  Learn more about their new Cordless handpiece at https://www.premierdentalco.com/product/hygienepreventative/cordless-handpieces/aerorpro-systems/aeropro-cordless-handpiece-system/

Jun 26, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu
05:51

This week Dr. Odiatu discusses the healthy food paradox. How can food that is good for our body be bad for the mouth? Dr. Odiatu tells us why and how we can have those conversations with patients  

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/odiatu

Fitlove@rogers.com

Instagram: @fitspeakers 

Book: The Miracle of Health

Jun 21, 2019
Intro to Orthodontics with Dr. Bryan Green
01:02:47

Andrew and Michelle are launching a new mini-series on specialty, this week is part 2 on orthodontics. At first glance, this topic doesn't seem to have a lot of apparent crossover with dental hygiene, but listeners will be surprised to learn how really does relate to the field. This is a must listen for dental teams and front office staff too!

Bryan Green, DMD, is an orthodontist based out of Boiling Springs, SC. Bryan has been practicing orthodontics for the last decade, and prior to that worked in periodontology for three years. He believes that patient compliance is essential for braces to be effective and that hygienists are the first line of defense in treating orthodontic issues.

In this episode, Bryan explains how his periodontology background has been a boon to his current orthodontic work, discusses why it's better to delay orthodontic treatment rather than start too early, and tells us if Invisalign is all it's cracked up to be.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 4:15

- The added benefit Bryan believes a combined periodontology-orthodontic background brings to the table.

 - What kind of different residency programs are there for orthodontics and what can you learn from each?

- The surprising longevity of orthodontics and why it’s so important in dentistry.

 - Why wouldn’t one pursue orthodontics?

 - The processes that cause tooth asymmetry and create a need for orthodontics.

 - How early should children be brought in to address orthodontic concerns? 

- The assessments Bryan makes during a patient’s typical first orthodontic appointment.

- The confusing that arises from dentists’ and orthodontists’ differing tooth numbering systems.

 - Why all the orthodontic treatment in the world won’t matter if patients aren’t willing to comply with your instructions. 

- The reason teenagers prove to be more difficult patients than children.

- Weighing the merits and drawbacks of brackets vs. trays/aligners.

- Do as-seen-on-TV aligners like Invisalign actually work?

 

QUOTES:

 

“I never understood why all dentists are not considered DDS's or DMDs... but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter; you’re all dentists.”

“Nobody ever died because of crooked teeth.”

“Hygienists are like our first line of defense.”

“I’ve never been sorry for waiting with treatment, but I’ve been sorry that I started too early.”

“If you want to be successful in orthodontics, you’ve got to have compliance.”

“The [kids] that are breaking brackets, they typically have poor hygiene.”

“Communication is the key.”

 

LINKS:

Bryan’s email: bryangreendmd@gmail.com

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

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Jun 19, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong, RDH
09:34

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, smarterDA.com and now https://wakeupmemory.com/

She has also created Wake Up Memory tips to help us remember pathology, pharmacology, and so much more.

In this episode, Claire teaches us the 9 foods to help our brain and the Wake Up Memory technique to remember those brain foods.

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

 

Jun 14, 2019
179 Intro to Endo with Dr. T.R Ravenel
01:08:52

Andrew and Michelle are launching a new mini-series on dental specialty. For this first episode, they aim to give hygienists the knowledge they need to help patients understand the importance and procedures related to endodontics. .

Theodore (T.R.) Ravenel, DMD, is an endodontist and the assistant director of the postgraduate endodontic program for the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Prior to taking up residence at MUSC, he worked for years in private practice. He’s a self-described “jack of all trades” and also works with Michelle at Our Lady of Mercy’s outreach program.

In this episode, Dr. Ravenel gives us the detailed low-down on endodontic diagnosis, discusses how pulp inflammation occurs, and explains just exactly how a root canal is carried out.

  

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 9:00

-Dr. Ravenel breaks down his step-by-step procedure for diagnosing endodontic issues.

- The right and wrong way to use percussion on a tooth.

- What is a “tooth sleuth,” and how do you use it?

- The great degree of sensitivity with which patients are able to distinguish different kinds of pain.

- The process for determining how inflammed a tooth’s pulp is.

- What are the different symptoms for a cracked tooth vs. irreversible pulpitis?

- What a tooth that’s sensitive only to heat and not cold can tell us about its pulp. 

- How to perform an electric pulp test (EPT), and how accurate is it?

- What hygienists can do to help dentists speed up the endodontic diagnostic process.

- The role bacteria plays in inflammation and endodontic issues.

- Theodore describes how a typical root canal procedure is carried out.

- Why would a root canal need to be retreated?

- What hygienists should—and should NOT—say to a patient to prepare them for their root canal procedure.

- Which other kinds of inflammation get confused for pulpitis?

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 5:11 of this episode!

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QUOTES:

“Lightly tap on those teeth; the worst thing you wanna do is send them jumping out of the chair.”

“The older an individual gets, the more prone they are to the wear and tear of teeth." 

“If someone comes in, on average, and says ‘I’ve got heat sensitivity that’s killing me when I drink something hot,’ usually their tooth is for all intents and purposes dead.”

“If the electric test went all the way to the maximum value, well typically that means that something’s not right.”

“If the root canal is done properly, your success rates are in the 90 to 90% range.”

“You CANNOT sterilize the inside of the tooth.”

 “If you’re hearing someone talk about doing a root canal on somebody’s lower molars and they’re only finding three canals every time that they do it, well odds are they’re probably missing some.”

 

LINKS:

Dr. Ravenel's email: ravenelt@musc.edu

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage - https://ataleoftwohygienists.com/  

AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

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Jun 12, 2019
178 Dental-Related Inpatient Hospitalization Trends with Dr. Josefine Wolfe
40:21

For this bonus episode—powered by Crest+Oral B—we're happy to invite back on our show Josefine Ortiz Wolfe, who’s continuing our latest series on public health initiatives in the dental profession.

Josefine Ortiz Wolfe, Ph.D., RDH, is the director of oral health at the Texas Health Institute. She also writes and educates online and in person as The Informed Hygienist. Recently, she and her team at THI completed a long-term study examining the treatment of non-traumatic dental conditions throughout the state of Texas over a ten-year period.

In this special episode, Josefine discusses in detail the study she conducted with her colleagues, emphasizes the importance of systemic change throughout our field, and explains why you should always go to a dentist’s office before a hospital for any dental issue.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 1:51

- Josefine dives into the longitudinal study she conducted at the Texas Health Institute.

- What is a non-traumatic dental condition?

- Why it can be very dangerous for a patient to admit themselves to the wrong kind of medical facility for their condition.

- How Josefine and her team were able to collate the information for their study.

- The system issue Josefine discovered after they finished reviewing the data.

- The shocking rise in cost of admission over the course of a decade.

- How many people have actually died due to dental issues in this ten year period?

- The importance of “system change” as opposed to simply improving treatment of individual patients.

- Why hospitals aren’t really set up to treat dental issues.

- Is the dental profession beginning to respond to the conclusions of Josefine’s study?

- What Josefine hopes her report will achieve in the long term, and what she and her team have planned in the future.

- Why she sees this report as an opportunity to tell a story about Texas, and why students listening should consider going into public health.

QUOTES:

“We’re actually talking about those patients that actually showed up and their dental condition was so severe that the medical professional felt it necessary to immediately admit them into the hospital.”

“13% of Texans over the age of 65 have no teeth at all, so we know that directly affects their ability to manage other chronic diseases.”

“The problem is not just localized to one particular population. This is truly a systemic issue.”

“The majority of the conditions that folks were going into an in-patient setting for could have been treated at a dental office for a lot less than $37,000.”

“We really need to be getting these stories out into the hands of the public.”

“Behind all of these numbers, there are stories.”

“We have the opportunity here to explain how a healthy mouth will impact and improve every aspect of our lives and save lives.”

“I always say statistics are stories with the tears wiped away. Let’s bring those tears back.”

 

LINKS:

Josefine’s email: jwolfe@texashealthinstitute.org

Texas Health Institute - https://www.texashealthinstitute.org/

The Informed Hygienist on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/theinformedhygienist/  

The Informed Hygienist on Twitter - https://twitter.com/JosefineWolfe

Thank you to Crest+Oral B for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! 

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

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Jun 10, 2019
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan
07:39

These TIPisodes keep getting better and better!  Teresa gives us another round of great advice and in this tip, she tackles the new Perio Classifications!

Teresa Duncan, MS is such a wealth of knowledge. Please visit her website and enjoy her awesome resources! For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

Jun 07, 2019
177 Student Focused Presents: Public Health
40:39

Our monthly student roundtable discussion episodes are dedicated to help you navigate the at-times turbulent waters from graduation to full employment in dental hygiene. For this installment, we’re shining a light on hygienists who’ve devoted a significant part of their careers working in the public health and nonprofit sectors.

Kyle Isaacs, who previously appeared in episode 87 of A Tale of Two Hygienists, has three decades’ experience as a dental hygienist. She’s spent the last five years working in the public health field as part of Miles 2 Smiles, which provides dental hygiene to patients who normally have difficulty accessing it.

Amy Hazelwood has worked in dental hygiene for over 40 years and started the nonprofit Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange, which offers care to uninsured, unemployed and low-income patients.

Jennifer Hasch graduated from her hygienist program six years ago and has worked both publicly and privately. Currently, she’s the dental services manager for the Shawnee Christian Healthcare Centre in Louisville, KY, where she provides care to communities negatively impacted by segregation.

In this episode, our enthusiastic roundtable guests discuss what drew them to professions in the public health sector, explain why public and nonprofit services are so vital, and make a case for why you should consider a career outside of private or corporate practice.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:08

- What experiences and values motivated Kyle, Amy and Jennifer to work in public health.

- How Amy’s nonprofit uses community service to build credit for its dental care.

- Are there any barriers preventing graduates from obtaining a position in public health services?

- The hurdles Amy had to clear in order her own nonprofit, and the challenges graduates interested in nonprofit work should consider.

- Jennifer defines what an F.Q.H.C. is, explains what services it provides and lays out the guidelines it must abide by.

- Kyle relates her new role working in an integrative office and what she hopes to achieve there.

- Which populations do each of their clinics specifically cater to?

- The range of benefits graduates can expect from private, corporate and nonprofit practices. 

- Diving into the connections and experiences that volunteer work can provide.

- Why you should give public health work genuine consideration as a career path.


QUOTES:

“When I graduated from hygiene school I went right away to that same place where I had gotten care as a child and volunteered.”

“I went into public health because of the need that I saw.”

“I was fortunate enough to go to the dentist every six months as a kid, so I didn’t really connect that people could suffer from a lack of access to care.”

“It’s kind of one-stop shop for health.”

“[F.Q.H.C.] gives folks a stake in their own health care, which I think is important.”

“It’s gonna take just as much time to correct these issues as it did to create them but we’re definitely committed for the long haul.”

“I feel like I’m very well paid for the work that I do and it’s definitely a rewarding position.”

“Do not underestimate the potential of your impacts in this career.”

 

LINKS:

 

 

Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange - https://www.drangies.com/

Dr. Angie’s email: info@drangies.com

Amy’s personal email: amyhaz7@yahoo.com

 

Miles 2 Smiles - http://milestwosmiles.com/

Kyle’s email: kjulin@gmail.com

RDH On a Mission - https://rdhonamission.com/

Jennifer’s email: jennifer@rdhonamission.com or jennifer.hasch

 

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!

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Jun 05, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
05:39

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch and is a great reminder about our surface disinfectants!

Medicom sponsors this episode.  Head over to their website and learn more about their SafeMask 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

May 31, 2019
176 Cariology in Public Health with Sharity Ludwig, RDH
01:08:26

It’s the final installment of Andrew and Michelle’s four-part cariology series! To cap off our journey with caries, we’re stepping away from private practices to learn how dental professionals in the public health sector deal with all things related to tooth decay.

Sharity Ludwig, RDH, is the Director of Clinical Innovations and the Director of Community Dental Programs for Advantage Dental, which provides dental care to Medicaid recipients throughout Oregon in partnership with DentaQuest. Sharity and her team work specifically with expecting mothers and parents of young infants to ensure dental health and caries prevention from a young age. She and her colleagues wish to debunk the idea that cavities are inevitable for young children.

In this episode, Sharity discusses the differences between public and private dental practice, explains how she and her team perform community outreach, and reveals her technique for silver fluoride application.

 

Mouthwatch is the official sponsor the Cariology Series this month. They are offering an extra 10% off every MouthWatch intraoral camera order using the code “ATOTH” You can save an additional 10% when you buy more than one! EVERY HYGIENIST SHOULD HAVE A CAMERA IN THEIR OPERATORY! Head over to their site to find out more!https://www.mouthwatch.com/ Offer heard at minute 7:40.

 

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 10:55

- How Sharity sought out segments of the patient population who weren’t getting proper preventative caries treatment.

- Sharity explains what an Expanded Practice Permit is, how to get one, and why you would want to.

- Why Sharity’s virtual setup allows for greater collaboration amongst dental professionals.

- What’s WIC, and how was Sharity able to improve their level of service?

- How working in community dental care greatly differs from working in a private practice.

- Sharity’s specialized method for identifying—if not necessarily diagnosing—signs of caries. 

- The many ways Sharity and her team liaise with patients, resources and other professionals in the community.

- The materials Sharity uses for temporary restorations.

- Her team’s experience with early adoption, how it’s backfired for them, and how they’ve made better use of it for the future.

- Sharity explains her “dry, apply and say ‘bye’” approach to using silver fluoride.

- The signs of success that Sharity and her team have started to see over the last couple years.

- Sharity’s big tooth decay prevention tips and tricks, and why circumstances can make these strategies more difficulty for some.

- What students should research if they’re contemplating working in the public health sector.

QUOTES:

“A lot of folks don’t necessarily understand that connection between the bacteria and the nutritional components in addition to their oral health.”

“The one thing in dentistry we can agree on is that if you’ve had a cavity in the past, you’re likely gonna have a cavity in the future.”

“You always need to at least see your dentist on an annual basis for follow up to care.”

“Each patient is handled on a case-by-case basis based off of what their level of disease is and what resources are available in the community.”

“We’re trying to stabilize them until they can get back to a dentist to have more comprehensive care.”

"There’s more research needed to know what’s right.”

“The first thing that we do is try to establish a relationship and understand where they’re coming from so we can give them tailored information and help them set self-management goals.”

“When you have your Why and your Passion as a hygienist and anything you do in life it will keep you on your path and help you go far.”

 

LINKS:

Sharity’s email: sharityl@advantagedental.com

Advantage Dental - https://www.advantagedental.com/

Advanced Dental Information Network (ADIN) - https://www.adinfonet.org/

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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May 29, 2019
175 Caries Detection with Technology with Dr. Paresh Shah pt 3 of 4 of the Cariology Series
57:46

It’s part three of four of Andrew and Michelle’s cariology series! As we near the final stretch, this episode’s specific focus is on the tools and methods used to figure out if that little recess is a cavity or something else.

Paresh Shah, DMD, has been practicing privately in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for nearly three decades. Outside of his clinics, he’s a prosthodontic instructor at the University of Manitoba Dental School and an editor for the Canadian Journal of Restorative Dentistry. Paresh’s years running a clinic have taught him the importance of using the latest diagnostic tools and listening to the input of his seasoned hygienists.

In this episode, Dr. Shah weighs the pros and cons of different caries diagnostic methods, reveals how he’s learned to spot false positives, and explains why he takes a collective approach to his clinic staff.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 12:00

- Dr. Shah explains how he fosters a collaborative environment in his practice and what lengths his team goes to in order to identify caries.

 - Some helpful tips for visually identifying caries during examination.

- Why Dr. Shah and his team still stand by tactile exploration during caries diagnosis.

- Newer clinical tools that get the patients themselves more invested in the diagnosis process.

- How hygienists can more effectively ‘hand off’ patients to the dentist for caries diagnosis.

 - Why time and experience are the best experience for dealing with false positives.

- The reason Dr. Shah will still swear on a caries dye after all these years.

- The wide array of diagnostic tools Dr. Shah and his staff use at his clinic.

- Why Dr. Shah values his hygienists’ clinical judgment and encourages them to speak up.

 

QUOTES:

“A lot of hygienists can be more than tooth-scrapers.”

“Our traditional way of looking at caries is through visual inspection and tactile sense.”

“If it sticks, we're treating it. It's as simple as that.”

“If there's something I feel is not necessary to treat, I make sure I let the patient know the why of not wanting to treat it.” 

“You have to stretch your mind and you have to work collaboratively.”

 

LINKS:

Dr. Paresh Shah's homepage - https://www.drpareshshah.com/

Dr Shah on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drpareshshah/

 

Mouthwatch is the official sponsor the Cariology Series this month. They are offering an extra 10% off every MouthWatch intraoral camera order using the code “ATOTH” You can save an additional 10% when you buy more than one! EVERY HYGIENIST SHOULD HAVE A CAMERA IN THEIR OPERATORY! Head over to their site to find out more!https://www.mouthwatch.com/ Offer heard at minute 6:35.

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 9:50 of this episode!

The special offer for this episode is: FREE MR. THIRSTY SAMPLE when you buy a 50 pack of Linguafix CODE: TALESAMPLE

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

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Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

 

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May 22, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu
05:45

This week Dr. Odiatu is joined by Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH.  They chat about how we can enhance our chairside conversations and help our patients make better lifestyle choices!

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/odiatu

Fitlove@rogers.com

Instagram: @fitspeakers 

Book: The Miracle of Health

May 17, 2019
174 Cariology Series part 2 with Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz
01:06:21

This week Michelle and Andrew continue their 4-part cariology series, where they consult with the experts on how to properly diagnose, treat and prevent cavities that makes up so much of our profession. Returning for part two is Pam Maragliano-Muniz, Editor-in-Chief of Inside Dental Hygiene, the owner of Salem Dental Arts, and an experienced prosthodontist/hygienists.

 In this episode, Pam breaks down how she categorizes and treats patients by risk, discusses the importance of documenting each patient, and explains the counterintuitive impact sealants have on caries.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 8:07

- What signs to be on the lookout for when determining caries risk.

- Why we need to encourage patients to take responsibility for any dental issues they may have.

- The different kinds of relationships Pam forms with high-, moderate- and low-risk patients.

- Why Pam recommends fluoride varnish for all of her patients and also thinks you should give its chlorhexidine counterpart a shot.

- How patients can not only fail to notice xerostomia but unwittingly adapt to it as well.

- Baking soda: the tried and true method for increasing oral pH.

- Why clear, accessible documentation is key in tracking patient risk.

- How the sealants we used to celebrate may have actually worsened some caries.

QUOTES:

“I can’t express enough that we have to get patients to own their problems.”

“Whatever is something that is doable for you—every single patient, every single appointment—I say just do it.”

“If you are using arginine as part of your protocols and you’re having amazing luck with, I say do it!”

“If they’re subconsciously drawn to beverages, snacks, foods, it’s oftentimes the body seeking more salivary flow.”

“At the end of the day if the patient says ‘no,’ we really need to document that.”

LINKS:

Pam’s email: senoritadiente100@gmail.com

Pam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drpamela_maraglianomuniz/

Inside Dental Hygiene: https://idh.cdeworld.com/

IDH on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insidedentalhygiene/

 

Mouthwatch is the official sponsor the Cariology Series this month. They are offering an extra 10% off every MouthWatch intraoral camera order using the code “ATOTH” You can save an additional 10% when you buy more than one! EVERY HYGIENIST SHOULD HAVE A CAMERA IN THEIR OPERATORY! Head over to their site to find out more! https://www.mouthwatch.com/ Offer heard at minute 4:30.

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

 Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

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May 15, 2019
173 Local and Topical Anesthetics in Dentistry with Tom Viola R.Ph
56:02

For this bonus episode—powered by Crest+Oral B—we're happy to invite back Tom Viola, R.Ph who appeared in another bonus episode earlier this January.

Tom Viola is a speaker, writer, consultant, and expert in the field of dental pharmacology. When it comes to the anesthetics that keep dental patients from feeling pain during even the most invasive procedures, Tom is THE go-to guy. From Benzocaine to Xylocaine to good old fashioned (if out of fashion) Novocaine, he has the word on dosage, acidity, and side-effects. 

In this special episode, Tom discusses the wide variety of anesthetics used in dentistry, the simple tool you can use to prevent complications, and why everything changes the moment your patient is a child.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 1:50

- Tom explains why Novocaine fell out of use as a standard anesthetic in dentistry.

- A breakdown of some of the most commonly used topical anesthetics.

- How do you choose which anesthetic you use with each patient?

- The hazards of mixing anesthetics with acids.

- Which is the best topical compound?

- Figuring out which type of local anesthetic you should use for a given situation.

- Sulphur, sulfa and sulfite: don’t confuse the three, especially when it comes to allergic reactions.

- Why needle trauma can play as much of a role in paresthesia as anesthetic does. 

- Basically everything we know about anesthetics changes when administering to children.

- What can go wrong when administering anesthesia and how can we prepare for it?

QUOTES:

“We’re applying a highly acidic gel to the patient’s already inflamed and potentially infected mucosa. What kind of sadist would do that? Well it would be the entire profession of dentistry.” 

“We can do a lot to allay that discomfort by just using a different topical if they’re truly feeling that benzocaine burn.” 

“I believe patients get more epinephrine sitting in a traffic jam, waiting to get to the office than they get in the office.”

“If there was an anesthetic that dared to be different it would be Carbocaine.”

LINKS:

Tom’s homepage - http://www.tomviola.com/

Pharmacology Declassified - http://www.tomviola.com/welcome-to-the-pharmacology-declassified-blog/

Thank you to Crest+Oral B for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=3705&testid=1315

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

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May 12, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong
08:57

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, and smarterDA.com

She has also created Wake Up Memory tips to help us remember pathology, pharmacology, and so much more.

In this episode, Claire helps us to remember the MRD or maximum recommended dose, for local anesthetic cartridges.

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

May 10, 2019
172 Caries Detection and Etiology with Dr. Pam Maragliano-Muniz!
58:08

Interview starts minute 7:55

Cariology Series Part ONE

Be sure to buckle up because the next few weeks of A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast are going to be a rollercoaster of knowledge. This is the first episode in our new cariology series. Dental caries are among the most pervasive oral ailments and their treatment is core to dentistry and dental hygiene, so we’ve invited a few seasoned professionals who have insight into how they come to be and how we can best treat them.

Our first guest in this series is Pam Maragliano-Muniz. Pam is the Editor-in-Chief of Inside Dental Hygiene, the owner of Salem Dental Arts, an experienced prosthodontist and a hygienist even before that. We also previously had on for Episode 92! Her years in the dental field have honed her insight into the natural and unnatural ways teeth break down.

In this episode, Pam discusses the primary risk factors leading to dental caries, explains how hygienists themselves can cause lesions by accident, and breaks down saliva’s important contribution to keeping gums, teeth and tongues in good shape.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts:

- How exactly dental caries occur? What are the three major risk factors?

- Why orthodontics and prosthodontics play a role in the proliferation of tooth decay.

- The reason why patients with even partial dentures should make more frequent hygiene appointments.

- Why hygienists should stock up on articulating paper for their offices.

- How improperly contoured teeth can cause lesions in the long term.

- Saliva’s essential role in maintaining oral health and what happens when its effects are neutered.

- Weed may be legal where you live, but it still impacts your oral health.

 - Exploring different categories of higher-risk patients.

 - Which tools are effective at clearly communicating tooth plaque to layperson patients.

QUOTES:

“If I don’t really understand what’s going on here, how am I seriously going to be able to help this patient prevent recurrence of disease?” 

“We really need to think about the environment in which these teeth live.”

“Saliva really does it all!”

“The role of the hygienist when it comes to preventing tooth decay is so important.”

LINKS:

Pam’s email: senoritadiente100@gmail.com

8:54

Pam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drpamela_maraglianomuniz/

Inside Dental Hygiene: https://idh.cdeworld.com/

IDH on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insidedentalhygiene/

Mouthwatch is the official sponsor the Cariology Series this month. They are offering an extra 10% off every MouthWatch intraoral camera order using the code “ATOTH” You can save an additional 10% when you buy more than one! EVERY HYGIENIST SHOULD HAVE A CAMERA IN THEIR OPERATORY! Head over to their site to find out more! https://www.mouthwatch.com/ Offer heard at minute 3:00

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 5:10 of this episode!

The special offer for this episode is: $7 off of a 50 pack (normally $50) CODE: TALE7

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

https://www.zirc.com/products/isolation/lingua-fix-50pk

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

 Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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  

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May 08, 2019
TIPisode with Andre Shirdan
04:22

We are excited to have this TIPisode presented by Andre Shirdan!  He was on the podcast before!

 

Andre is an inspirational and motivational speaker, executive coach, and a certified trainer. 
Since 1989, Andre has worked with thousands of practices helping to create systems for treatment planning, staff training, goal attainment, internal and external marketing, and computer systems integration.
Andre founded Systems Practice Management, Inc., a dental practice management, training and consulting firm.  He created Building Blocks Scheduling, Countdown Confirmation, SELL Training and the PracticePar Analysis.  He co-created the non-surgical periodontal protocol Stat-Ck.
Andre is best known for creating The CREW Process - a better way to define practice philosophy, bring consistency to treatment and gets the entire office in alignment. Practices working with Andre have found great personal success while getting to know his genuine, frank, and devilishly funny personality.

You can find more about Andre and the Crew Process at andreshirdan.com.   

May 03, 2019
171 Student Focused presents: Demystifying DSO's with Rafael, Tammy, and Ashley!
45:22

Our monthly student roundtable discussion episodes are dedicated to help you navigate the at-times turbulent waters from graduation to internship to full employment in the hygienist industry. This month’s episode specifically focus on the positions with Dental Service Organizations that are available to hygienists and other dental professionals across the country to. Not sure what a Dental Service Organization (DSO) is? Well thank goodness we have three guests who know what they are inside and out.

We have three very qualified guests on board to discuss these employment opportunities: Rafael Rondon is a member of American Dental Partners and has been a hygienist for nearly three decades; Tammy Filipiak is the Vice President of Clinical Development for Midwest Dental and also specializes in compliance, having been a member of the organization for 15 years; and Ashley McCauley is another hygienist who joined Tru Family Dental in 2017 and has been their Director of Clinical Development for the past two years.

In this episode, our guests define what a Dental Service Organization is, discuss the short- and long-term benefits of working for one, and why you might want to consider working for one as opposed to going straight for a private practice. 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:12

- What exactly are Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) and how do they fit in with clinics across the country?

- Breaking down why DSOs and corporate dentistry are different and why the former are so effective at enforcing clinical standards.

- What new hygienists can expect working with DSOs vs. working in a private practice.

- Some key facts students should be aware of before interviewing for DSO or private practice positions.

- Rafael gets into some of the long-term opportunities available for a hygienist employed by a DSO. 

- What kind of benefits are available to hygienists working for a DSO as opposed to a private practice? 

- Debunking some of the biggest misconceptions students have about DSOs.

- Looking toward the future of DSO opportunities and investments.

- Rafael, Tammy and Ashley dish out their biggest pieces of advice for hygienist students entering the workforce.

QUOTES:

“[DSOs] give us the opportunity to offer patients the best standard of care, the best materials, because we’re getting them at a cheaper rate.”

“It’s hard to keep up with the pace of change and I think that clinician support helps to do that.”

“If you want to grow and learn, a DSO’s gonna help you with that.”

“There’s a lot of opportunity for growth within a dental support organization.”

“I would like us to be stronger advocates for the care that we provide.”

“If you’re not just a little bit afraid you’re probably not challenging yourself enough.”

LINKS:

Rafael’s phone number: 781-606-2130

Rafael’s email: rrondon@amdpi.com

Tammy’s phone number: 715-456-2194

Tammy’s email: tfilipiak@midwest-dental.com

Ashley’s phone number: 715-207-9798

Ashley’s email: amccauley@trufamilydental.com

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episode!

 

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May 01, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
04:09

This week's TIPisode is with Noel Brandon-Kelsch and is a great reminder of how vital our masks are and what not to do with them!

Medicom sponsors this episode.  Head over to their website and learn more about their SafeMask 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

 

Apr 26, 2019
170 Sugar Obsessed with Karen Davis, RDH
01:10:39

Continuing our themes of health and nutrition from the last few episodes, Michelle and Andrew have invited a guest who isn’t just critical of our society’s intake—she has reason to believe it’s the key ingredient in our public health and nutrition crisis, one that needs to be reassessed if we’re to all live cleaner lives.

Karen Davis is a practicing dental hygienist, author, consultant, and founder of Cutting Edge Concepts, where she uses presentations to provide dental teams with inspiration, guidance and the tools they need to succeed. Her latest course is on the negative and pervasive effects of sugar in our food and drink and why we need to cut down on sugar consumption across the board.

In this episode, Karen discusses the personal experiences that prompted her campaign against unnecessary sugar, explores the cover-up that led to so much sugar being pumped into our food to begin with, and suggests ways patients and health care providers alike can reduce their sugar intake.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts:  

- How Karen’s husband and daughter prompted her to focus on the effects of sugar for her latest course.

- Why it takes constant effort and mindfulness to avoid sugar.

- Becoming a “label detective” so you can stay on top of ingredients that might negatively impact you.

- Why of all the sugars, you need to watch out for Fructose the most.

- How the low-fat craze of the 1970s ended up putting even more sugar into our diets—and the cover-up behind it!

- The challenge of getting people to give up sugar, and the simple way you can start tapering down yourself. 

- What measures are being taken to regulate sugar intake? 

- Karen’s method for managing sugar intake with her own patients.

- Find out which conferences you can meet up with Karen at this year.

QUOTES:

“If you ask me why I teach on sugar it’s because I learned the hard way.”

“With one choice at the beginning of my day I was already exceeding the sugar recommendations.”

“Sugar is a toxin, it’s poisonous to our health.” 

“You don’t have to search very far to find some alternatives if you want to ‘spice up’ your water.”

“I just encourage everyone to start somewhere and by all means, health care professionals, we gotta start with ourselves.”

“We really can step into that space and make a difference patient by patient.”

LINKS:

Karen’s homepage: http://karendavis.net/

Karen’s email: karen@karendavis.net

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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Apr 24, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu
06:51

This week's TIPisode is with Dr. Uche Odiatu as he discusses why poor sleepers are poor healers.

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/odiatu

Fitlove@rogers.com

Instagram: @fitspeakers 

Book: The Miracle of Health

Apr 19, 2019
169: Vitamins for a Healthier You before a Healthier Two w/ Katy Cameron
01:11:00

While Michelle, unfortunately, wasn’t able to sit down for this show’s latest episode, the similarly named hygienist Machell Hudson (previously heard on Episode 128) has kindly stopped by to help Andrew interview a fellow hygienist who knows just how important the link between oral health and healthy pregnancies is.

Katy Cameron hails from Bozeman, Montana and has been a dental hygienist for over a decade. She met Machell through the Productive Dentist Academy and specializes in laser treatment. Katy as a real thirst for knowledge and always keeps up with the latest dental and hygiene research.

In this episode, Katy and Machell discuss pregnancy, genetics and nutrition, how they all tie into oral health, and what you can do to optimize your health and the health of your soon-to-be newborn going into pregnancy.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 6:20

 - Why preparing for pregnancy requires as much care and consideration as preparing to run a marathon (for men, too!).

- Which genetic factors can affect your future child—and which ones can you change?

- Responsibly managing stress to prevent negative long-term and natal effects.

 - Why are pregnant women at an increased risk of gingivitis?

 - Katy's top recommendations for vitamins and supplements women can take during pregnancy.

 - The reason pregnant (and pre-pregnant) women should get tested for Vitamin D and K2 levels.

 - Liver: the REAL superfood.

 - We all know cod is healthy, so what's the best way to consume it?

 - The role Vitamin C plays in building oral-facial structures.

 - Figuring out which oils are good for you, and which are bad.

QUOTES:

“These pathogens are opportunistic, so they see a window of time to get in there and do their thing.”

“I'm not suggesting necessarily that people just cook up a big ol' beef liver.”

“Grain-fed animals aren't going to be as nutrient-dense as grass-fed animals.”

“You need to space out your Vitamin C consumption throughout the day.” 

“I would even go as far to say that the consumption of sugars and bad oils is even worse than smoking cigarettes.”

LINKS:

Productive Dentist Academy - https://productivedentist.com/

Katy’s email: katy@productivedentist.com

 The Weston A. Price Foundation - https://www.westonaprice.org/

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

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Apr 17, 2019
168 Stannous Fluoride and What It Can Do For Your Patients with Sherri Lukes, RDH
01:03:40

For this bonus episode—powered by Crest+Oral B—we're happy to invite back Sherri Lukes, who previously appeared on episode 103.

Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH, has been a dental hygienist for 38years. She holds advanced degrees in education. She is associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health, and multicultural dental hygiene. Her research was concentrated in migrant oral health, pathology, and public health issues, resulting in multiple peer-reviewed publications. She is an approved speaker of and holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association. Honors include community service, research, and teacher of the year awards while at SIU, IFLOSS Coalition/Illinois Department of Public Health Oral Health Champion Award, and the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.

 

In this special episode, Sherri discusses why she thinks stannous fluoride is the bomb!  We discuss the many ways stannous fluoride can help your patient: antimicrobial, anticaries, its ability to interfere with gingival inflammation, and gene expression in pathogens like S. mutans. 

LINKS:

Sherrilukes.com

https://journals-sagepub-com.ezproxy-v.musc.edu/doi/pdf/10.1177/0022034517737027

 

https://www.dentalcare.com/en-us/professional-education/ce-courses/ce579

 

dentalcare.com

 

Thank you to Crest+Oral B for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimer below as it might not count for your state.

Click here for your test link for CE credit 

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

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   

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Apr 16, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong, RDH
06:22

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, and smarterDA.com

She has also created Wake Up Memory tips to help us remember pathology, pharmacology, and so much more.

In this episode, Claire helps us to remember the eight steps to chart an oral lesion.

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses, including one by Michelle!

Apr 12, 2019
167 HIPAA Violation Considerations with Ann Marie DePalma
01:00:00

We’re excited to have Ann Marie DePalma, RDH, back on our show again (previously heard on episode 90)! We met up with her at the Yankee Dental Congress in very chilly Boston where we got to talking about how your office can stay on the up and up with technology and health care compliance.

The big topic this episode is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which dictates how patient information is directed throughout the American health care system and protects that patient information from theft or fraud. Any dental office that processes patient medical and insurance information—so literally every dental office—needs to be compliant with HIPAA to ensure our patients are secure and that charts are properly archived and transmitted.

In this episode, Ann Marie discusses the dos and don’ts of HIPAA compliance, how you can make your office as cyber-secure as possible, and making sure your fellow staff are fully trained on the software they’re using.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts:  

- Getting used to and properly using computer technology at the office to prevent accidental exposure of patient or clinic info.

- The utmost importance of keeping patient-related emails encrypted when sending.

- Get a professional for IT in your office, and why you should consider setting up two separate networks.

- Some of the security violations Ann Marie has seen in her time and why they happened.

- Why offices frequently fall behind technology training.

- Should your office go paper-free or chart-free?

- WATCH OUT FOR THE HIPAA POLICE.


QUOTES:

“Most practices are surviving in their software; they’re not using it.”

“They’re only using a very small portion of what technology can provide.”

LINKS:

Ann Marie’s email - amrdh@aol.com

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Email us - Michelle@ataleoftwohygienists.com or Andrew@ataleoftwohygienists.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  

Apr 10, 2019
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan
10:04

These TIPisodes keep getting better and better!  Teresa gives us another round of great advice and in this tip, she tackles the 4355 code

Teresa Duncan, MS is such a wealth of knowledge. Please visit her website and enjoy her awesome resources! For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

 

Apr 05, 2019
166 Student Focused presents - Resumé and Interview Tips with Doug, Teresa, and Kim!
47:27

Most people don’t truly receive proper instruction for how to write a résumé, least of all one tailored to dental hygiene. Thankfully the new panel of guests for this month’s student roundtable is discussing all things related to job hunting: putting together your résumé, assembling references, and nailing the interview.

The Panel - Doug Perry helps both new and seasoned dental hygienists optimize their résumé, network, and find new jobs through his website GetHiredRHD.com. Teresa Duncan is a 20 year veteran of the dental industry, a speaker, and former consultant who assists dental professionals with their job search at Odyssey Management, Inc. Kimberly Gallagher has been a dental hygienist for more than a decade and helps dental hygienists and other members of the industry network through her Facebook group Carolina Smiles.

In this episode, we discuss resumé-building and how to ace an interview at length. Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT) has once again sponsored this roundtable as they strongly believe in quality education and that students are the future of our profession, not to mention the people we'll all be working alongside in the upcoming years.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:10

 - Why résumés are still relevant in the modern era of social networking and LinkedIn.

- The must-haves and must-NOTS of every solid résumé.

- Why it’s never worth it to fluff up a résumé beyond your actual skills and positions.

- Deciding whether or not to go with a picture on your résumé.

- Doug, Teresa and Kimberly dish out interview pro-tips and play fashion police.

QUOTES:

“Don’t fluff your résumé on things you’ve never really done.”

“It’s 2019 and people still don’t know how to format a résumé.”

“If you want your résumé in the right hands, you need to have an introduction in the body of your email.”

“Skimmability really is the name of the game.”

“Trust your instincts; if you don’t feel like this is a good fit, it’s not going to be a good fit.”


LINKS:

GetHiredRDH.com - https://gethiredrdh.com/

Job Hunting & Résumé Building course - https://www.dentaltoaster.com/courses/Job-hunting-Resume-building

Odyssey Management, Inc. - https://www.odysseymgmt.com/

Carolina Smiles Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinasmilesgroup

Kimberly’s email - klu29485@gmail.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  

Apr 03, 2019
TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
06:30

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 interesting 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 

Thank you to Medicom for sponsoring Noel's TIPisode.  Visit Medicom.com/en to learn more about their products! 

Mar 29, 2019
165 Hygiene Compensation Models with Rachel Wall, RDH, BS
01:10:59

Following the thread from last week's discussion, we're taking a close look at how hygienists get paid and, most importantly, how they can get paid well. Rachel Wall (who previously appeared on episode 109) was kind enough to stop by again to discuss how compensation can be most efficiently and fairly distributed throughout any clinic's hygiene department.

Rachel Teel Wall, RDH, BS, is the founder and owner of Inspired Hygiene. Through coaching and seminars, Inspired Hygiene aims to maximize the profit and productivity of every dental team's hygiene department with a particular focus on compensation models. Her two decades of experience in the industry encompasses her time as both a hygienist and an office administrator.

In this episode, Rachel chats with us about the importance of everyone playing their role in a dental practice and what she thinks makes for an ideal compensation model.

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 7:11 of this episode!

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 8:16

- Looking at the different compensation models available to hygienists.

- Explaining the 3:1 compensation model.

- Understanding everybody’s responsibilities in a dental clinic.

- Making the most of your time, your dentist’s time and managing patient relations. 

- What Rachel believes is the best compensation model for everybody involved.

- Finding that right balance between overtreatment and undertreatment.

QUOTES:

“I think everyone should at least be open to adapting and learning new ways.”

“A business owner has a responsibility to make sure the business is profitable, and then we as hygienists have the responsibility to at least be aware of that and know where we stand.”

“I think everybody should have the opportunity to be on the other side of that table at least once in your life because it’s quite sobering.”

“I wanna learn more about your treatment philosophy so that I can do a better job of recommending treatment that matches what you would recommend.”

LINKS:

Inspired Hygiene

Return on Hygiene book - Use promo code TALE to pay only $12.95!

3:1 video https://inspiredhygiene.com/hygiene-compensation-is-it-a-win-win/?fbclid=IwAR0A20kvE-H-VXWi1EF6CwANAHGsdDdhiCWvape6f6jAZichvtJ6XIJspKk

https://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2018/10/hygiene-production-as-percentage-of-total-production.html?fbclid=IwAR3y3uoXAcg_VPTdqCqNhVWnhax6e7JrL6HsUB70muJo23V1clOcb-BQEV4

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=3404&testid=1298

 Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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  

Mar 27, 2019
TIPisode with Dr. Uche Odiatu
06:18

If you have heard Dr. Uche Odiatu on the podcast or have been lucky enough to have seen him present, you know he has a ton of energy!  We wish he would bottle it up and give us each a drop.  He gives us some inside tips on how to find our energy on this week's TIPisode! 

Listen to more great episodes with Dr. Uche on the podcast and also find him at druche.com.  He can be found on Facebook and Instgram @fitspeakers

 

Mar 22, 2019
164 Employee or independent contractor? The 1099 breakdown with Olivia Wann
53:32

We're ecstatic to have dental compliance expert Olivia Wann, RD, JD back on our show again (hear her previously on episode 82)! The founder of Modern Practice Solutions is here to tackle a topic that becomes more and more important to cover the closer we approach tax season: employment status.

 Depending on how you were hired, it's possible that you're not an actual employee of your clinic but a long-term contractor. This discrepancy can severely complicate how much you owe the IRS come April 15, so Olivia wants both you and your boss to ensure that both you have proper employee status, just in case of an audit. Related to this, her clinic also offers the Intense Office Manager Course at her office in Tennessee one Friday per month.

 In this episode, Olivia breaks down the difference between being an employee and being a contractor, argues why you and your employer should be pushing for the latter, and explains how you can get everything in order for tax season.

Thank you to Zirc.com for a great deal for ATOTH listeners!  Listen to get your promo code for the Pink Petal or follow us on Instagram.  

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 

- What technically separates an employee from a contractor, and why you need to figure out which category you’re in.

- Getting the 411 on the 1099 (form).

- Why more hygienists qualify as employees rather than contractors.

- The constructive way hygienists can ensure their clinic has hired them as an employee.

- What you should do during tax season if you realize you’ve been misclassified

- Make sure to get. Everything. In. Writing.

QUOTES:

“If the temp agency is employing the hygienist then the hygienist would be an employee of the temp agency, not the doctor.” 

“That onboarding process needs to be evaluated to make sure that we’re handling it correctly.” 

“It’s important that we sharpen our skills in office management and running businesses to be sure we’re not violating any of the laws.” 

“That 1099 is an independent contractor, and it involves a level of control the payer has or does not have over that worker.”

 

LINKS:

Olivia's Homepage

Dental Compliance, TN

Email: olivia@oliviawann.com

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

 

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!

 Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

 

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AToTH on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aTaleOfTwoHygienists/  

 

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Mar 20, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong March 2019
04:15

Claire Jeong is the founder of StudentRDH.com, dentaltoaster.com, and smarterDA.com

She has also created Wake Up Memory tips to help us remember pathology, pharmacology, and so much more.

In this episode, Claire helps us to remember all the details about Pyrogenic Granulomas.

Check out her website, dentaltoaster.com for more info and other great CE courses!

 

 

Mar 15, 2019
163 Hygienists are doing it wrong! with Dr. Tarun Agarwal
01:03:09

As you can tell from the background chatter, The Voices of Dentistry conference was a blast, and it was made even better by this episode’s guest: a dentist with strong feelings about, well..... everything! We will be at Voices of Dentistry again next year so check out the website www.voicesofdentistry.com and we will see you there!

Tarun Agarwal, DDS, is the founder of 3D Dentists, which provides a series of workshops focused on helping dentists make the most of their practices’ resources and giving them a much-needed competitive advantage. Tarun also hosts the podcast T-Bone speaks, where he discusses skills, leadership, and business with other dental professionals.

In this episode, Tarun discusses how he encourages an innovative culture in his practice and argues why perio treatments are overly prioritized.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 7:13 of this episode!

The special offer for this episode is: $5 off of the 50 pack of Pink Petal Promocode: TALEPINK Be Sure to use this code by March 31st!

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.


Interview begins: 8:40

- Why Tarun believes hygienists will have to change to go with the flow of modern technology and business practices.

- The best way for hygienists to make full use of their skills and talents in a clinical setting.

- Why Tarun advocates for having fewer dedicated hygienists on staff.

- How he fosters a pro-educational culture in his office.

- Turnover: more beneficial to maintaining an innovative office than you might think.

- Why he thinks the focus on perio treatments is overrated.

- Making the changes for ourselves so corporate doesn’t make them for us.

- Finding the right number of hygienists per doctor.


QUOTES:

“If you don’t change, your profession’s gonna have a slow death.”

“My bottom line is that hygiene is more than scaling.”

“Make yourself indispensable.”

“You gotta give every patient the chance to say yes to the best.”


LINKS:

3D Dentists - https://3d-dentists.com/

T-Bone Speaks podcast - https://3d-dentists.com/podcast/

Tarun on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tbonespeaks/

Tarun on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tbonespeaks

Tarun on Twitter - https://twitter.com/tbonespeaks

 

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

Mar 13, 2019
162 A Quick Look at the New Periodontal Classification with Susan Wingrove!
45:14

For this bonus episode—powered by Crest+Oral B—we're happy to invite back Susan Wingrove, who previously appeared on episode 21.

Susan is a registered dental hygienist, speaker, published author and CEO of Wingrove Dynamics, specializing in dental implants and instrument design. She has taken the time to stop by and illuminate us on her chosen topic for a recent New York meetup, "Just for the Oral Health of It," which focuses on home care and implant maintenance.

In this special episode, Susan discusses the necessity of oral probing in diagnosing inflammatory conditions, how to deal with the insurance gap, and what techniques and tools patients can use to maintain their implants at home.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts:

- Why dentists and periodontal specialists should be working hand-in-hand with physicians to diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases.

- The importance of doing a full-mouth probing in preventing and maintaining inflammation.

- The extra steps people should take to clear your mouth of biofilm daily.

- How technology can put a risky buffer between a patient and proper treatment.

- A by-the-numbers breakdown for inflammatory treatment.

- Taking the smart approach to probing dental implants.

- Looking at the new types of home care available for implant maintenance.

QUOTES:

"We should be working hand-in-hand with their physicians as to why do they have this inflammation."

"We're really the first responders to see what's going on in the mouth."

"If there's bone loss to go with the inflammation, we're looking at periodontal disease."

"You're always going to have some stain retained on plaque if you don't eliminate all the biofilm.

LINKS:

Wingrove Dynamics - http://www.wingrovedynamics.com/calendar.html

Susan's email - sswinrdh@gmail.com

Thank you to Crest+Oral B for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=3245&testid=1293

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

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  

Mar 11, 2019
TIPisode with Teresa Duncan March 2019
09:15

Teresa Duncan, MS gives another great tip on dental coding. Why would hygienist need to be fully aware of dental codes?  Teresa explains why our documentation can make or break dental claims.  For more info from Teresa, see below! 

Teresa Duncan: Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author of a book and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications! 

Book : http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/

use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

Site:OdysseyMgmt.com

Podcast: http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

 

Mar 08, 2019
161 Student Focused presents: "Confidence vs Humility"
46:43

It’s a special roundtable episode, focusing on how you soon-to-be graduates can find a healthy balance between confidence in your own abilities and understanding you still have limits. We’re joined by Cape Cod Community College faculty member Marianne, Idaho State University graduate faculty member Joanne, and Hiwassee College faculty member Eva.

Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT) has once again sponsored this episode, as they strongly believe in quality education and that students are the future of our profession, not to mention the people we'll all be working alongside in the upcoming years. 

In this episode, our wonderful guests discuss issues that will quickly come up for recent graduates entering the dental profession, and how they can make the transition from student to resident to veteran as smooth as possible.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 3:01

 - Getting to know today's roundtable guests, faculty members Marianne, Joanne and Eva!

- Finding the time to take a breath and reassess each stage you're at throughout your education.

- Making sure to take full advantage of the resources available to you and any faculty assistance.

- The benefits of fully engaging with group work and reviewing each other's knowledge.

- Always remembering that even your teaching work is improving people's oral wellbeing.

- Getting yourself a grace period between graduating and jumping into the workforce to appreciate what you've achieved and figuring out three things you want to accomplish in the following month.

- Respecting the time of the dental hierarchy and being willing to offer your capabilities.

- Handy interview and salary negotiation tips!

- Overcoming any apprehension of using technical terminology in front of patients and building the right clinical relationship.

- How to speed up your work without trading away quality and thoroughness.

- Teaching students about dental insurance so they're better prepared upon entering the profession.

- Preparing for offices that aren't as technologically up-to-date as where you may have been trained.

- Pitfalls current students should avoid after graduation.

- Remembering that the job market is tough and that you may not get your ideal job right out the gate.

- Why clinical expertise takes active work and doesn't simply develop with experience. 

- The bottom line: get involved.

QUOTES:

"Even if it's old technology, it's still valuable." 

"Relax a little bit and know that you're where you're supposed to be." 

"Everything we're doing as educators is preparing you to be the best that you can be."

"You know more than you think you do." 

"Be realistic about what you can do and you might surprise yourself." 

"Experience doesn't mean 'excellent,' it doesn't mean 'better.' It's what you do with that time."

"Your dentist is your employer, but you own your license to practice."

"Don't diminish what you have learned—demonstrate what you have learned."

LINKS:

Joanne's contact info - gurejoan@isu.edu or (208)240-1443

Marianne’s contact info - mdryer@capecod.edu

Eva's contact info - ramseyev@hiwassee.edu or (865)214-2211

Be sure to thank the sponsor for sponsoring this special Student Roundtable 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!

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  

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Mar 06, 2019
February TIPisode with Noel Kelsch
07:11

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 interesting 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 

Thank you to Medicom for sponsoring Noel's TIPisode.  Head over to medicom.com/en 

Mar 01, 2019
160 Lifestyle Habits For a Healthier Patient with Dr Uche Odiatu
35:55

If you enjoyed hearing from Uche Odiatu on our recent TIPisode, then you'll be pumped to know that we recorded an even longer episode with him following the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston!

Uche Odiatu is a Dentist, certified personal trainer, author, speaker and wellness expert. He strongly believes that the best treatment neither begins nor ends in the dentist's chair, and in fact extends to all corners of a patient's lifestyle—after all, the average person only spends a couple of hours per year with their dentist, and all the rest on their own care.

In this jam-packed episode, Uche outlines four major out-of-office routines that can impact how well dental, orthodontic and airway treatments actually work, including physiology, sleep, diet and stress.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview starts: 4:10

- How sharing what you've learned can actually help you understand it even better.

- Patient lifestyle habits that can derail the healing process or even the best dentist's intentions.

- The benefit of gradually increasing your active physiology opposed to taking on a bunch of activities at once.

- Finding kind and constructive ways to suggest physical activity to patients.

- How disrupted sleep can disrupt the healing process, and why being a quick sleeper isn't as healthy as you think.

- Discussing cost-effective techniques for addressing bad sleeping habits.

- Coffee: a better source for fiber and life expectancy than you probably thought.

- Setting realistic hydration goals.

- How a deep nasal breath can reset your system when you're feeling stressed.

- Letting your microbiome flourish to ensure better health.

QUOTES:

"I'd rather shoot for eight [thousand steps] realistically rather than beat myself up for not getting 10."

"The only time your body's healing is at nighttime, and poor sleepers are often poor healers."

"Falling asleep quick sounds like bragging rights, but it actually means that you're overtired."

"We end up being better health care providers ourselves if we're good sleepers."

"Whenever you've got the option to drink water, drink water."

"Better down the hatch than from the hatch!"

"Microbiome impacts your health as much as your genes do."

LINKS:

Dr. Uche - http://www.druche.com/

Uche on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UcheOdiatu

Uche on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fitspeakers/

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=3183&testid=1291

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

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  

Feb 27, 2019
TIPisode with Uche Odiatu February 2019
05:47

This week's TIPisode is brought to by Dr. Uche Odiatu.  He is a road warrior, out teaching us ways to be healthier so we can keep helping our patients. He is such a road warrior that he recorded this while in an airport!  Be sure to thank Uche when you see him!  Head over to druche.com and be sure to follow him on Instagram @fitspeakers.  

Feb 22, 2019
159 Minimally Invasive Dentistry with Dr. John Comisi!
01:00:52

This week's guest isn't just satisfied with scraping teeth. A master of “practical management,” he aims for such a thorough treatment that his patients won't need to come back as often.

John Comisi, DDS, MAGD, is a South Carolina-based dentist and assistant professor at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. Along with being the founder of Dental Care with a Difference and CEO/President of Sleep Focused Solutions, Inc., John takes a very comprehensive approach to his practice, believing that good baseline dentistry is much more than just cleaning.

In this episode, John touts the benefits of minimally invasive dentistry, impresses the importance of teaching these methods to both professionals and patients, and explains how this practice can adapt to lower income patients.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview begins:

- John discusses his journey, his passions, and why he ended up focusing on teaching.

- What does “practical management” mean and why John thinks it’s far too neglected.

- Breaking down the practices and benefits of minimally invasive dentistry and how it can form better relationships with patients.

- When critical thinking needs to take priority in diagnosis over technology.

- Teaching students and professionals the skills and knowledge needed to fully comprehend these new technologies.

- Why we need to involve the patients themselves in this learning process as well.

- Adapting these techniques to each patients economic ability.

- How John’s brand of dentistry is far more than just teeth cleaning.


QUOTES:

"We’re just trying to make a difference in the world of our patients and the world of our students as their next generation is being created.”

“You have to be able to take all the science and all of the understanding and break it down to what’s really gonna work with that particular patient.”

“Do we really need to invade that tooth?”

“Everything that we do causes an effect on the overall ability of that structure to tolerate the next thing that we do to it.”

“If you don't teach them to take care of the gum garden before you go gum gardening, you’re going to have a mess!”

“The most critical thing we can do is understanding the needs of the patient.”

LINKS:

John’s homepage - www.jcomisi.com

Professional email - jcomisi@jcomisi.com

Educational email - comisi@muse.edu

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=3135&testid=1286

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236


Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Feb 21, 2019
158 Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do with Josefine Wolfe PhD, RDH
40:25

Dr. Josefine Ortiz Wolfe is a registered dental hygienist who writes and educates online and in person as The Informed Hygienist. She was kind to drop by on her way to a lecture in New York, and in this interview she stresses the importance of closing the gap between what professionals know and how that knowledge is actually put to work, connecting up-to-date dental research to clinical practice.

In this bonus episode sponsored by Crest+Oral-B, Josefine discusses how even well-trained dentists and hygienists can fall behind current research, lists some resources you can use to keep on top of the latest knowledge, and suggests we fight back against the urge to pull a tooth rather than treat it.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview begins: 1:27

- Josephine's goal for her latest lecture and how she hopes it will benefit both practitioners and patients.

- How the current standard of dental training means new practitioners unfortunately remain behind the times.

- The tricky way our brain confuses what we instinctively know about dentistry with what we think we know.

- Weeding out the unconscious biases that get in the way of accurate diagnoses and treatments.

- Some strategies and resources for keeping up to date with the latest research and policies.

- What to do when a patient pushes back against newer ideas with what they think is traditional and accepted.

- Dealing with difference in opinion and suggested treatment between disparate medical fields.

- The responsibility those in the dental field and related professions to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information to both clients and untrained staff.

- Alternatives to tooth removal and why we shouldn't go right for the pliers.

- Why treating the result of a disease isn't the same as treating the problem itself.

- Not allowing an insurance policy get in the way of the most ethical, responsible treatment.

QUOTES:

"Our best interest—our only interest—is the best interest of the patient."

No"If we're not able to actually get our research into the hands of clinicians, our research is pretty much mute."

"I'm not gonna remember something I learned ten years ago if I don't constantly refresh my mind with it."

"The last thing you ever want to say is 'Well, what I learned in school was...'"

"As far as the patient is concerned, we are their #1 advocate.”

LINKS:

The Informed Hygienist on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/theinformedhygienist/

The Informed Hygienist on Twitter - https://twitter.com/JosefineWolfe

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - http://www.aapd.org/

American Academy of Periodontology - https://www.perio.org/

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=3100&testid=1285
Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Feb 18, 2019
TIPisode with Claire Jeong, February 2019
09:42
Tip 2 Claire 
 
This week’s TIPisode is brought to you by Claire Jeong, RDH.  Learn wake-up memory techniques for remembering hypertension drugs.  Find more info at dentaltoaster.com and StudentRDH.com 
 
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Feb 15, 2019
157 What You Thought You Knew About Adjunctive Therapy with Dr Ryan Nolan, DMD
01:07:11

We get to really nerd out this week as we invite on Ryan Nolan, DMD. Ryan 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.

In this episode, Ryan discusses why he switched from chemical engineering to dentistry (and how the former has guided his work), lays out his case for nano silver as a dental cleaning product, and voices his concern at how many trendy dental products are not supported by science.

Listen to the end to hear how he really feels about Charcoal, Chx Rinse, Toothpaste companies and more!

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

The interview begins: 3:11

- How Ryan's product design work allows him to express his creativity within dental work.

- Pinpointing areas within the dental profession that could still be vastly improved through new technology and treatments.

- The "21st century gap" in dental care and treatment and how much catch-up the industry needs to do.

- What are "preventative products" and why it's important to make a push for them.

- The limitations of in vitro testing and some important factors that process can't account for.

-What are the pros and cons of Silver Diamine Fluoride

- How silver, much like family trees, has several generations.

- Are there benefits to using silver in toothbrush bristles?

- Balancing treatment with price to do the absolute best by our patients.

- The skeletons in chlorhexidine's closet that make it an inadvisable treatment.

- Ryan dishes out the truth about Sensodyne and explains why he's skeptical of certain toothpaste trends.

QUOTES:

"I could never shake this idea that we couldn't do things better, and that's kind of where I'm at right now."

"Dental innovation in prevention sectors is basically nonexistent."

"It's like filling a house with balls, right? Eventually, it's gonna be more dense, if that makes sense."

"The thing I love about nanosilver is that you don't need to be a genius to hit the broad side of a barn."

"The human body has got so many defense systems in place to prevent a lot of these things from developing."

"Anytime you put something through a heated process and it's plastic, there's gonna be some no-nos that come out of that."

"Ortho patients need interdental brushes, 100%."

"You can't deny data."

LINKS:

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

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=3085&testid=1283

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236


Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Feb 14, 2019
EMERGENCY SESSION! Will DA's take over our scope of practice in WA?
01:03:51

In this episode, we have an emergency session about the scope of practice expansion for dental assistants proposed in the new bills presented in Washington State. We brought in two hygienists from Washington State and one Dental Assistant to discuss! Listen and feel free she share! Please be active in your state!

Key Takeaways -

  • You need to protect your profession.
  • DAs are NOT the enemy, they are just players being used by the dental association.
  • Standardization is important for everyone, work to get this done in your state!

Beverly Frye - BEVERLYFRYE@COMCAST.NET

Jennifer Zbaraschuk- RZBAR@OLYPEN.COM

Shannon Pace Brinker - SHANNONPACEBRINKER@GMAIL.COM

https://www.todaysrdh.com/hygienists-under-attack-oppose-washington-state-hb-1935-sb-5833/?fbclid=IwAR09Q2touYA1v91zVstun8iRBQYCiV9VdGERtyIKeGro16AfPYdJy8yr_9g

Feb 10, 2019
TIPisode Teresa Duncan #1
08:17

Tip 1 Teresa Duncan

This week’s TIPisode is brought to you by Teresa Duncan, MS- Speaker on insurance and management, Podcaster, Author, and contributes to several magazines and the ADA’s publications

 Book:

http://odysseymgmt.corecommerce.com/Book/ use code TALE for $3 courtesy (offsets shipping)

 Site:

OdysseyMgmt.com

 Podcast:

http://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com

Be sure to follow ATOTH on Instagram, Facebook, and head over to Ataleoftwohygienists.com to subscribe to our newsletter.  Email us at Ataleoftwohygienists@gmail.com

Feb 08, 2019
156 Student Focused presents: "Expectations"
38:59

This podcast episode is specifically for students. You are gonna be working shoulder to shoulder with us soon enough, let us help get you ready for that!
We brought together for you today a panel of dentists to discuss expectations - what should you expect going into your first day.

Q1 - What are your expectations for a new grad
Q2 - When and how many questions should be asked
Q3 - Who should they ask questions to?
Q4 - Is your first office going to be your only office?
Q5 - What to expect for a working interview
Q6 - How can a newbie get better in their clinical skillset?
Q7 - Should someone be a temp hygienist first?
Q8 - Does it matter the degree or where you went to school?
Q9 - Pay Structures
Q10 - What metrics should the hygienists know?

Thank you to our Panelists Dr. Jason Lipscomb from the Dental Hacks Podcast, Dr. Sully Sullivan from The Millennial Dentist Podcast, and Dr. Richard Low from the Shared Practices Podcast. Check them out on social media and reach out to them if you have any other questions!

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!

Feb 06, 2019
155 Orthodontics and Airway with Dr. William Hang
01:05:25

Our guest this episode is William Hang, DDS, MSD. Both an orthodontist with Face Focused Orthodontics and lecturer on orthodontics and orthotropics, William has completely rethought his approach to working with patients in order to maximize their airway health and reduce craniofacial discomfort.

 

In this episode, Dr. Hang discusses how orthodontists can better diagnose facial pain in their patients and why there should be a push to extend jaws forward, and how hygienists can have a role in the discovery and referral processes.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview begins: 3:14

- William lays out his history in the orthodontics field and why he’s pursued CE.

- Impressing how orthodontics—jaw placement in particular—can affect the airway.

- Why waiting until adolescence for braces may not have as impactful a long-term effect as we think it does.

- The reason developing the face forward, rather than retracting, is key to clear and healthy airways.”

- William’s technique for expanding anterior/posterior.

- How sticking to arbitrary standards of beauty and appearance can have a negative effect on orthodontics.

- Signs to look for in a patient’s face and posture to see if they’re in pain.

- What you can expect from William’s upcoming Las Vegas seminar on March 22nd and 23rd.


QUOTES:

“Sleep and poor breathing are just the flip side of the TMJ pain coin.”

“Putting braces on a teenager is pretty much nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”

“I happen to believe that dentistry is literally at the center of health care.”

“Everyone says ‘expand, expand, expand,’ but the reality is that’s not where the progress is gonna be made.”

“Why have we made these artificial limitations to what we do just because we’re dentists?”

LINKS:

Facefocused.com

hang@facefocused.com

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=2986&testid=1282

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Feb 01, 2019
154 Getting Started with Airway part 4 of 4
47:18

For this episode, we wrap up our four-part airway series with Cyndee Johnson and Julia Worrall. We focus on how to get people to get their airways checked, what terms you should and shouldn’t use with patients, and making the case for CPAP and oral appliances.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

Interview begins: 7:01

- Michelle’s less than hygienic experiences with fellow gym-goers.

- Have you ever spoken to anyone about your airway? It’s an important first step.

- Why an intraoral camera comes in handy.

- Using simple, non-scientific terminology to help your patient to understand as clearly as possible.

- Avoiding the word “mild” when describing airway issues to patients.

- Working with patients who are averse to a CPAP or oral appliances.

- Keeping an eye on gag reflex issues.


QUOTES:

“You’re gonna see huge differences as that face comes alive.”

“If they can program [sleep] into our computer we should be able to manage ourselves a little better.”

“Anything that we provide in health care, we can find a way to make it positive.”

LINKS:

cyndee@scaler2schedule.com

Julia.worrall@airwayhealth.org

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2957&testid=1281

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Jan 26, 2019
153 Airway: The Clinician's Masterful Mindset pt 3 of 4
01:04:01

Episode 153

Interview Begins: 5:50

In this episode Cyndee takes the lead to teach us how to implement everything we have learned so far in this series into our practice.

How can our dental teams begin the conversation with airway?

What is the Beginner’s Mind?

How do we calibrate ourselves to excellence?

Why do we do what we do?

cyndee@scaler2schedule.com

Julia.worrall@airwayhealth.org

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=2945&testid=1279

 

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Jan 19, 2019
*BONUS* Dental Pain Control with Tom Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.
51:35

Dentistry and Pain are synonymous for so many of our patients. Whether we need to get better about managing the pain or the patient needs to do their part, there is definitely room for improvement. In this episode, Tom does a great job of explaining how pain is perceived by the patient and how to manage both the perception and the pain itself. Tom could speak for hours on this topic and does regularly. Go see him at the next conference he speaks at to learn more!

Contact Information: www.tomviola.com and Pharmacology Declassified

What medications should we use for pain control in dentistry?

Does the patient’s weight change your protocol?

Should you ever mix medications? When?

How long should a patient be on pain meds before further intervention is needed?

Should opioids be used?

Why is Imodium being used recreationally?

This episode is powered by Crest + Oral-B. We appreciate the partnership we have with them to bring you such great content. Check out the tools and events they have that supports the dental professional!

Contact us: ATaleOfTwoHygienists@gmail.com or search Facebook and Instagram!

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! - https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=2905&testid=1277

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Jan 15, 2019
152 Stages of Life Affected by Airway (Part 2 of 4)
01:07:59

Interview starts minute 8:10

In part 2 of the airway series, we talk about life’s stages. We begin with babies, even before they are born and the impact that the mother’s airway has on the child throughout prenatal existence. Then we continue through life until we reach geriatrics. It's a fascinating journey that I think everyone will enjoy!

cyndee@scaler2schedule.com

Julia.worrall@airwayhealth.org

Link for product described:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKg55BKJAvw&fbclid=IwAR3NdzeHoMN0y9hCs0vdtxBkw1FD7STDNX--8WAekgdKnW6uJWkyoUfmCjs

 

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! (Test hasnt been made yet so come back later)

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Jan 12, 2019
151 Airway Part 1 - Anatomy and Physiology Focus
01:01:03

Ep 151
Welcome back to a new year of A Tale of Two Hygienists. We are starting off with a bang featuring our airway series with Julia Worrall and Cyndee Johnson!

“Lean Into It” an introduction to airway

We need 3 things to live food, water, air. We begin our 4-part series with an introduction to what we will be covering over the next 4 episodes and physiology of airway.

Here are a few of the items talked about

Stages of sleep
Dementia and Alzheimers
How vital oxygen is for our brain
Blood Pressure relation
Endothelial dysfunction
Cardiac issues
How this translates into dental hygiene

cyndee@scaler2schedule.com

Julia.worrall@airwayhealth.org

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! https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=2902&testid=1274

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Jan 05, 2019
Does your Dental CE actually count?
43:07

Join us in this bonus episode with founder of CE Zoom, Sarah Thiel as we discuss the biggest issues related to CE. Did you know that there are many courses being offered in your area that do not actually count towards your license? Listen to Sarah and she helps you troubleshoot how to get the best CE for your license! 

sarah@CEZoom.com

sign up at www.CEZoom.com

 

Dec 30, 2018
Introducing The Tooth or Dare Podcast!
49:00

We welcome a new pair of dental hygiene podcasters to the group Irene and Whitney. We talk briefly about what they want out of their podcast, why you should listen, and a little about what our podcast is about. Its always fun meeting up with people who have similar passions and cannot wait to see what they have in store for our profession!

Both of these women are also huge on social media so seek them out

Irene - @toothlife.irene

Whitney - @TeethTalkGirl

https://toothordare.podbean.com/

Dont forget to see us at Voices of Dentistry conference, Yankee Dental Conference, and Andrew will be at Chicago Midwinter.

Vote for us https://dentalpodcast.org/vote-for-the-best-dental-podcasts-of-2018/ and all of your favorite hygiene podcasts!

Dec 22, 2018
150 Using Digital Scans and Impressions in Dentistry
57:50

Episode 150! Cant believe we made it this far!!

Interview starts 4:30

In this episode we have a roundtable discussion on the impact digital scanning has had on our guests. Special thanks to our guests Dr. Justin Chi, Jean Ocasio, Tomas Saucedo, and of course, Cheri Lepenski who organized this roundtable!

 

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! (Test hasnt been made yet so come back later)

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Dec 15, 2018
The Business of Dental Hygiene with Dr. Tony Stefanou DMD
01:10:56

149 The Business of Dental Hygiene with Tony Stefanou DMD

Interview starts minute 6:00

In this episode, we talk about how we, as hygienists, can partner with our offices to be more successful. Successful by earning more, enjoying our job more, getting the instruments and tools we need, and so much more. Dr. Tony Stefanou does an excellent job of explaining all of this and more!

Contact Him -

www.connectthedents.com

www.dentalsalesacademy.com

www.swypdental.com

Thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2718&testid=1265

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Dec 08, 2018
Social Media and HIPAA with Noel Kelsch
56:58

148 Social Media and HIPAA with Noel Kelsch

Interview Starts at minute 4:00

In this episode, we speak with Noel Kelsch about the dangerous world we play in online (social media) when discussing patient information. Noel explains what a much bigger deal this all is!

Noel Brandon-Kelsch is an international speaker, writer, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice and Director of Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program. You heard her on the podcast a few years ago discussing infection control, and in this episode, she tackles HIPAA and social media.  SM is a way for us to learn from each other, but dental professionals have to be cautious with what we share about our patients.  Noel gives us great info on the do’s and don’ts, and we may all be surprised by them.  To reach Noel, you can visit her website NoelKelsch.com and be sure to join her Facebook group, Dental Infection control with a twist. 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest!

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2716&testid=1264

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Dec 01, 2018
Dental Missions: A Model of Structure and Sustainability with Somos Amigos
55:50

147 Dental Missions: A Model of Structure and Sustainability with Somos Amigos
Interview starts at minute 6:50

In this episode, we are joined by Frank Brightwell, founder of Somos Amigos Medical Missions. We discuss the importance the impact of trained healthcare workers can have on a remote community and how to build a true partnership with them. Frank has spent more than 20 years serving the people of Naranjito, a small community in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. Listen to how he evolved the organization from just a few volunteers doing manual labor into an organization that has taken more than 750 volunteers on 50 trips doing good work.

www.somosamigos.org

info@somosamigos.org

https://www.facebook.com/SomosAmigosMedicalMissions/

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 3:20 of this episode!

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Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

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Although this episode does not count for CE, head over to www.cezoom.com and check out our other episodes that count for CE!

Be sure to thank the sponsor for the CE portion of most episodes by heading over to Paradise Dental Technology - www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!

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Nov 24, 2018
Come Find Us At Greater New York Dental Meeting! **bonus**
02:19

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you will have an enjoyable time with your family and friends! After Thanksgiving each year is the Greater New York Dental Meeting and we are going! Please come find us and say hi. We will be on the floor walking around on Sunday and Monday, message us to find out where we are!

Nov 21, 2018
American and Canadian Dental Hygienist Associations Team Up at AAP
43:37

146 ADHA and CDHA at AAP

Interview begins at 6:20

In this epic battle royale, two presidents of dental hygiene associations square off in the ring....

Okay it wasnt exactly like that, instead of punches and insults there were plenty of hugs and compliments. These two associations, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the American Dental Hygienists Association, work well together and share with us what they have been up to, how do they collaborate together, what are they doing for their students, and how to coporate entities support their initiatives. #HygienistProud

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Promo starts at minute 4:25

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Although this episode does not count for CE, head over to www.cezoom.com and check out our other episodes that count for CE! Be sure to thank the sponsor for the CE portion of most episodes by heading over to Paradise Dental Technology - www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!

Nov 18, 2018
The Acidity Factor of Mouthwashes with Dr. Jason Luchtefeld
01:09:04

145 Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, DDS

Interview starts at minute 6:30

In this episode, we talk about the pH of the different mouthwashes that are out there and what that could mean for you and your patients. Dr. Jason Luchtefeld conducted his own testing and the results were shocking, to say the least. Listen in as he explains his thoughts on the results of the tests and gives you some ideas for modifying your recommendations to your patients!

Contact him on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook or email him at Jluchte@hotmail.com

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 3:48 of this episode!

 

The special offer for this episode is: $5 off 100pk of SE-Cushion! Promocode: TALESE

 

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

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Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2618&testid=1257

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Nov 10, 2018
Dental Anxiety for Clinicians and Patients with Chelsea Kuntz, RDH
01:04:17

144 Chelsea Kuntz, RDH

Dental Anxiety for Clinicians and Patients with Chelsea Kuntz, RDH

Interview starts at: 10:30

Today we have Chelsea Kuntz on the podcast talking about dental anxiety. Listen as she gives us starter ideas for us as clinicians and also how she can help our patients!

Please contact her:

https://www.facebook.com/thedentalanxietycoach/

Instagram and FB

Search for The Dental Anxiety Coach

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 7:15 of this episode!

 

The special offer for this episode is: $10 off the trial kit for Mr Thirsty Trial Kit! Promocode: TALETRIAL

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

https://www.zirc.com/products/isolation/mr-thirsty-one-step-trial-kit

 

Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2548&testid=1251

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Nov 03, 2018
Ultrasonics: A Dental Hygiene Game Changer with Marianne Dryer RDH MEd
01:06:08

Episode 143
Interview begins at minute 10:30

Today we listen and learn from the amazing Marianne Dryer RDH, MEd about ultrasonic instrumentation. There are so many takeaways but one of the biggest ones you will learn - Why you should be using right and left tips!

Please contact her:
CE Renewed
www.Mariannedryer.com


Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 6:20 of this episode!

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Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!  https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2547&testid=1250

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Oct 26, 2018
**BONUS** Airway in Dentistry and Medicine
08:28

In this bonus teaser episode we speak with Cyndee Johnson, RDH and Julia Worrall, RN as they explain our upcoming collaboration project. In a few months, we will release 4 amazing, actionable episodes related to airway. It will be focused on dental, from a medical and dental point of view.
We promise it will enhance your practice and they way you treat patients. It will be a series of episodes for all members of the dental team! You will NOT want to miss this!

Oct 22, 2018
HPV - What you need to know as a dental hygienist with Diana Perez Corbin, RDH
54:55

Interview begins about minute 7:35

We begin by talking about Diana’s background with Crosslink Radio and why she got into dental hygiene. From clown college to writing, speaking, and mentoring, Diana believes in putting patients first and educating clinicians.

HPV has a huge implication in dentistry. Diana gives us great tips on how to talk about this with our patients.

Ask her for her one sheet!

dperezcorbin@gmail.com

Facebook messenger is great too!

 

Also I did learn about swiping up with instagram - https://9clouds.com/blog/instagram-swipe-up-links/

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 5:12 of this episode!

 

The special offer for this episode is: $10 off Mirror Magic Anti-Fog Trial Kit (normally $25) CODE: TALEMM

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

https://www.zirc.com/products/dental-mirrors/mirror-magic/mirror-magic-trial-kit

 

Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

 

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2481&testid=1249

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Oct 20, 2018
Dental Hygiene Entrepreneur Caitlyn Rastetter, RDH
47:57

Interview begins: 7:40

We begin the discussion with Caitlyn with a behind the scenes to convention center life then transition into how Caitlyn got her start. Listen as we explore how she went from hygiene student to successful entrepreneur!

https://www.dentalhygienenation.com/

https://dentalhygienenation.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=0e982fe3e7c86bcd0a2dbcb87&id=e842975a07

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Promo starts: 4:10

The special offer for this episode is: $10 off the Trial Kit of the Pink Petal - Normally $25 dollars now only $15! Promo code: TALE10

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaRCO4gVdZk

 

Although this episode does not count for CE, head over to www.cezoom.com and check out our other episodes that count for CE! Be sure to thank the sponsor for the CE portion of most episodes by heading over to Paradise Dental Technology - www.PDTDental.com and picking up a new instrument or telling them thank you in person at one of the conferences!

Oct 13, 2018
**Bonus** Live from WDHA Indigo Conference!
38:20

Here is the live version of the morning session entitled, "A Tale of Many Hygienists" We will get the audio from these to be awesome one of these days. 

Key Takeaways - Wisconsin is awesome. Their hygienists are awesome. We were truly honored and fortunate to have met so many amazing people this past weekend. Thank you so much for having us!

-Andrew and Michelle

 

PS - Photo cred - Tammy Filipiak's FB page ;)

Oct 11, 2018
Pediatric and Intraosseous Local Anesthesia Techniques with Kathy Bassett, RDH!
59:17

Interview begins - 7:20

Kathy Bassett, RDH, BSDH, MEd returns to the podcast! Today we talk about Local Anesthesia again but dive deeper into pediatrics and intra-osseous injections.

Should we be putting every young patient on nitrous? What are the ramifications long term?

Should we block for IANB? Bilateral block?

Integrating EMT and nurse training and local anesthetic emergencies

CCLAD

TNN (Tuttle Numb Now) Technique

http://tuttlenumbnow.com/

https://dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/article/use-periodontal-ligament-injections/

kbassett@pierce.ctc.edu

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 4:10 of this episode!

The special offer for this episode is: $5 off 4 pack of double sided mirror heads. Promo code: ds5

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

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Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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! https://www.cezoom.com/taketest/?courseid=2436&testid=1244

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Oct 06, 2018
**Bonus Episode** We are headed to the Indigo Conference!
10:39

A Tale of Two Hygienists is headed to Wisconsin this weekend to speak and podcast at the Wisconsin DHA Indigo Conference. We feel very fortunate to be able to attend and encourage you all to head on over if you are in the area! 

See you there!

 

Oct 02, 2018
Gut Health pt 2 with Dr. Uche Odiatu
01:08:07

Interview starts at 5:15

Dr. Uche Odiatu brings the knowledge! We talk about health and nutrition in a way that only Dr. Odiatu can - high energy, facts, truth, easy to understand. You will feel so much smarter and will have multiple points of truth to speak to your patients about on Monday! Reach out to him if you have any thoughts or questions about this episode

www.hyperbiotics.com FITLOVE for 20% off

http://www.druche.com/

Find him on Social Media! @FitSpeaker

 

Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, and many of our episodes, Zirc! www.zirc.com Zirc believes in helping you work smarter, not harder through organization and tools that allow you to perform your job to the fullest! Listen for the promo at minute 2:50 of this episode!

The special offer for this episode is: Free mirror magic trial kit with purchase of any 12 pack of mirrors. Promo code: hd12

Zirc, Because Time is Everything.

https://www.zirc.com/products/dental-mirrors/mirror-magic/mirror-magic-trial-kit

 

Thank you also to Paradise Dental Technologies aka PDT for providing sponsorship for this episodes CE credits!

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!  https://www.cezoom.com/events/?test=yes&courseid=2352&testid=1237

Approved Pace Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval Does Not Imply Acceptance By A State Or Provincial Board of Dentistry Or AGD Endorsement. 1/1/18- 12/31/19 Provider #373236

 

Be sure to thank the sponsor for CE 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!

Sep 29, 2018
137 StudentRDH and Learning Techniques with Claire Jeong, RDH -
01:07:10