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dental hygiene

n.
1. The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy, as by regular brushing and flossing and preventive dental care.
2. The state of one's oral health, resulting from this practice or its neglect. Also called oral hygiene.

dental hygiene

n
(Dentistry) the maintenance of the teeth and gums in healthy condition, esp by proper brushing, the removal of plaque, etc. Also called: oral hygiene
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ADHA created an ad hoc group to review the Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene Education Programs.
As a result, it can be challenging for dental hygiene programs and their faculty to ensure that the most contemporary approaches are being taught and reinforced throughout all elements of educational programming.
Dental hygienists in a clinician role have the responsibility for using the dental hygiene process of care to ultimately determine a dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment plan, and evaluate the oral health outcomes for their patients.
I believe that part of the answer involves researching the benefits or outcomes of advancing dental hygiene education.
Two to four senior dental hygiene students would be rotated by the department and faculty weekly to execute the program and offer dental care to approximately 70 second-grade students in the spring of 2014.
To take the practice to the point that both the dental professionals and the patients realize the true value of this dental hygiene service and get their support for the independent dental hygiene practice.
In addition to the positive response from Hostos students and a jump in enrollment for its dental hygiene program, local Bronx residents are now able to receive affordable dental care from the school.
Ali El-Solh, the study's lead author and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Buffalo, said it's the first time a link has been established between dental hygiene and respiratory infection.
A Qualitative Study of Male Dental Hygienist" Experiences After Graduation," Journal of Dental Hygiene.
Briarcliffe College is addressing these issues by offering dental hygiene services at no-cost in its community-based clinic opening this spring.
Sponsored by Hu-Friedy, the ADHA/Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award honors dental hygienists who exhibit a strong commitment to the dental hygiene profession and have demonstrated leadership in ADHA within five years of graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.