The first story reports that The Salvation Army Southern Nevada and Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation have teamed up to deliver free dental check-ups to underprivileged individuals in Las Vegas. This not only improves their oral health, but it also builds their confidence in a time of need. That’s definitely smile-worthy! Check out the story here.
The next story describes a dental practice in Arizona that uses the relaxation powers of two therapy dogs, Bella and Mia. The two hypoallergenic mini Goldendoodles help ease dental anxiety among patients, even those who weren’t initially anxious. The dogs’ cuteness is enough to generate smiles, not to mention the positive experience they’re providing to patients. Warning: Cuteness Overload.
Last but certainly not least, this story describes how a team of pediatric dentists changed a young girl’s life for the better. Stephanie Saldana was born with a rare tooth development disorder and was told she would lose all of her teeth by age 15. After the persistence of USC dental professionals, Stephanie’s smile has been restored and she has a new positive outlook on life. Her grades improved, her confidence is through the roof, and she now aspires to become a dental student at USC. Read the whole story here.
Smiles are a powerful thing; they have a direct influence on mood levels and confidence. Be the reason someone smiles today!
Posted July 15, 2019
Sitting hunched over patients’ mouths for several hours a day is extremely taxing on your body. Dental hygienists and dentists are prone to problems as a result of poor working posture, eye strain, and unnatural hand positioning. Regular exercise, however, can help you minimize those problems and enjoy benefits such as: Greater comfort while working […]
Posted July 05, 2019
One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. I have worked as little as two days a month when my kids were little. It was perfect. But for as flexible as the work days can be, once you commit to a day the flexibility ends. You […]
Posted July 04, 2019
Each year delivers more new dental technology that makes dentistry easier, faster, and more cost-effective than ever before. But like many other hygienists, this trend has you a bit concerned. You’re wondering how all the rapidly-developing technology will impact your dental hygienist duties. Could new dental technology devalue the work you do or render your […]