A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

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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April 14, 2021 65 min

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In honor of National Minority Health Month, Andrew and Michelle welcome two passionate experts in the field to the podcast today. Daniel Lopez, RDH, a dental hygienist practicing in a Federally Qualified Health Center in New York City, makes a return visit, while Ali...

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On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about weird facts, highlighting the prophylaxis code distribution.  

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However, as you may suspect in this age category, 95.4% of those individuals were treated with a D-1110 prophylaxis procedural code, meaning the remaining 4.6% of individuals were treated with any other procedural code.”

“My hope is that in sharing facts like...

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Please Rate this Podcast!   This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists we are changing our TIPisode to a Tellisode! Andrew is going to tell us about his experience sitting for the Florida exam.   Episode Highlights
  • Mannequin Exam
  • Andrew Passes!
  • Minimal Competency
  • Michelle is Buying the ADA
  • Quotes   " Our system is broken, busted and DUMB."   "The mannequin is a plastic toothed son of a gun that I hated."   "I&#...
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    THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state.

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    It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a roster of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. 

     

    With April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it is only fitting that they have invited ...

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    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the Prevalence of Diseases of the Periodontium.

     

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    Help me out, Dad. What is the percentage of individuals who have moderate to severe gingivitis? And that number is 27.6% of our patient population. That is according to my Midwest dad by the way.”

     

    “And to clarify even more, the population of true individuals, of indiv...

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    This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH to discuss "The Jacks". Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc, AADH is the founder Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner.    Episode Highlights  
  • Sickle Scalers
  • What are the Jacks
  • What do the Jacks do
  •   Quotes   “If you are a practicing clinician, chances are you have a Jack in you...
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    One of Andrew’s favorite people in both dentistry and life, Dr. Joy Void-Holmes, joins the podcast today as a co-host for a fascinating interview with Dr. Sam Shamardi. The founder of Dental Innovations LLC, a company aimed at providing novel solutions to unaddr...

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    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the physiologic observation of the periodontium.

     

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    We know that the blood supply is extremely important because it delivers immuno components and nutritional components and helps to support the periodontium in health.”

     

    “he nerves that supply the periodontium are primarily the trigeminal, the fifth cranial nerve, and ...

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    Please Rate this Podcast!   This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Connie Simmons, RDH to talk about dry mouth, and solutions for your patients!   Episode Highlights  
  • Remineralization
  • Locate the cause of dry mouth
  • FluoriMax5000
  • Allday Dry Mouth Spray
  •   Quotes   “Do the products really fix dry mouth, or just alleviate some of the symptoms?"   "Loosing any amount of saliva can have a great impac...
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    THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state.

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    This week, Casey Hein brings the vast amount of knowledge and wisdom she has amassed through her 50 years in dentistry to the podcast. Casey’s many roles include dental hygienist, consultant, writer, speaker, founder of the first publication on Oral-Systemic Med...

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    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the Alveolar Bone Crust!

     

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    For most of us we're utilizing dental radiographs to evaluate our approximate what that bone level looks like. So know that when we're looking at the shape of that bony crust, we're looking at several influential factors, things like what is the width of the interdental space? Do ...

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    This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Andrew Johnston, RDH to talk about the three things he wants you to know about sealants!   Episode Highlights
  • Caries Risk Assessment
  • Faulty Logic
  • Time Management
  • Product Selection
  • Production
  •   Quotes "Insurance wouldn't pay for it, so why spend the time talking about it."   "I was anti-sealant for years, because of this faulty logic."   "I...
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    Amanda Hill joins Andrew as a co-host today for a fascinating interview with computational mathematician, Andrew Carr. Specializing in machine learning, Andrew has served as a research intern at Google Brain, worked in geometric deep learning, and writes a blo...

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    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the supporting bone!

     

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    “So when we see the meeting of the cribriform plate and the buccal and lingual cortical plates, that's where, of course, we see that beautiful lamina dura radiographically, the buccal and lingual cortical plates will vary in thickness, but typically we do see that that cortical plate is thicke...

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    Please Rate this Podcast!   This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Jessica Atkinson, MEd, BSDH, RDH from Hygiene Edge to talk about helping your students to get the most out of clinic! Educators this one is for you!   This TIPisode is sponsored by Orascoptic. Visit www.Orascoptic.com to learn more.   Episode Highlights
  • Focus meetings
  • Review student requirements and patient needs
  • Help beyond requirements...
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    THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state.

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    This week, Andrew and Michelle welcome Dr. Matt Allen to the podcast for an in-depth discussion about Motivational Interviewing (MI). Among his many roles, Dr. Allen serves as the President of M David MI Inc., the CEO and co-founder of differentkind, a part time vo...

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    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about the alveolar bone proper!

     

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    The Cribriform plates themselves are thinner plates of bone that have perforations and those perforations are really important because those little openings are openings that carry blood vessels and nerve endings and of course, lymphatic support from the bone and supplies a kind of a nutriti...

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    This TIPisode is brought to you by Zirc Dental. We are joined by Brittany Gray, CDA, Zirc Product & Efficiency Consultant, to talk about Procedure Tubs, Safe-Lok Covers, and material management!   Brittany Gray, CDA, is a Zirc Product & Efficiency Consultant. Prior to joining the Zirc team, Brittany spent nearly 23 years as a dental assistant. Her clinical experience has helped her be fantastic at visualizing how to improve...
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    It’s A Tale of Two Hygienists’ student roundtable episode, which means Andrew and Michelle have invited a roster of guests to educate student listeners on a chosen topic. This month’s roundtable focuses on periodontitis, a disease that more than half of Americans have! To get the full scoop, Andrew chatted with not one, not two, but FOUR perio educators.

     

    Eva Ramsey is an assistant professor at Tennessee Wesleyan University and fa...

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    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us the CEJ or Cemento Enamel Junction. 

     

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    So the current Darby text actually states that 76 percent of our patient population, we see a meet's where the cementum and the enamel meet 14 percent of our population we see that overlap and 10 percent of our patients, we see a gap.”

     

    “So because of this morphological diversity, ...

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