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Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118281/a-comparison-of-efficiency-and-material-wear-of-diamond-plated-versus-ceramic-sharpening-stones
#1
Heather M Hessheimer, Jeffrey B Payne, Laura E Shaw, Erica M Spanyers, Mark W Beatty
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare sharpening efficiency and metal (carbon steel) removal from scalers using two types of synthetic sharpening stones: ceramic and diamond-plated. Previous research used scanning electron microscopy alone to measure instrument sharpness. Additionally, no research has been reported on the use of diamond-plated sharpening stones.Methods: Fifteen threaded, double-ended H6/H7 scalers were randomly divided into three groups of ten: control, ceramic stone, and diamond-plated stone...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118280/association-between-social-anxiety-with-oral-hygiene-status-and-tongue-coating-among-patients-with-subjective-halitosis
#2
Jenisha Patel, Suhas Kulkarni, Dolar Doshi, Padma Reddy, Srikanth Reddy, Adepu Srilatha
Purpose: Halitosis is a universal affliction suffered by many individuals irrespective of age, sex and social status. Concern about oral malodor can significantly impede an individual's personal, professional and public life which can lead to the development of social anxiety. The present study was undertaken to assess the association between social anxiety with oral hygiene status and tongue coating among patients with subjective halitosis.Methods: A total of 321(n=321) subjects were self-recruited to participate in this IRB approved study...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118279/measuring-the-impact-of-cultural-competence-training-for-dental-hygiene-students
#3
Heather N Daugherty, Rachel C Kearney
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure the change in levels of knowledge of providing culturally competent care and self-assessed cultural competence of senior level dental hygiene students after the implementation of an online cultural competence training module.Methods: Twenty-eight members of the senior class of 31 dental hygiene students (N=28) volunteered to participate in this IRB approved study at the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. The students took the online Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence- Student Version (IAPCC-SV), to assess their self-perceived cultural competence...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118278/oral-health-status-of-independent-older-adults-in-texas-an-observational-study-comparing-urban-and-rural-areas
#4
Julie L Martin, Linda D Boyd, Helena Tapias-Perdigón, Lisa M LaSpina
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the oral health needs of community-dwelling older adults participating in congregate meal centers and to determine whether differences exist in the oral health needs of older adult populations residing in urban versus rural communities in the state of Texas.Methods: Study participants were recruited at 6 congregate meal centers located in identified rural and urban communities in the greater metropolitan area of Austin, Texas. (N=78) Participants completed a validated, modified questionnaire containing 20 items on the following topics: self-reported oral health, tooth loss, dental insurance, frequency of dental visits, time since last dental visit, access to dental care, dry mouth, and oral cancer screening...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118277/impact-of-state-workforce-policies-on-underserved-patients-access-to-dental-care-a-longitudinal-study
#5
Hannah L Maxey, Connor W Norwood, Johannah B O'Connell, Ziyue Liu
Purpose: Dental diseases are almost entirely preventable, but discrepancies in access to oral healthcare limit the effectiveness of preventive interventions. Dental hygienists are strategically positioned to improve access to preventive dental procedures; however, state workforce policies determine their permitted clinical tasks.Methods: This study cross-referenced oral healthcare service use at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) between 2004 and 2012 with the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI), which quantifies the various aspects of state policy environments for the dental hygiene workforce...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118276/factors-associated-with-the-economic-sustainability-of-the-registered-dental-hygienist-in-alternative-practice
#6
Sara L Coppola, Danielle Furgeson, Margherita Fontana, Janet S Kinney, Anne E Gwozdek
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate key factors associated with the economic sustainability of the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP).Methods: An invitation to participate in a 38-question electronic survey was sent via postal mail to 440 RDHAP licentiate addressees obtained through the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC). Legal restrictions did not allow for obtaining the RDHAP licentiate email addresses from the DHCC. The survey was disseminated via email to the 254 RDHAPs who were members of the California Dental Hygienists' Association...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118275/a-mid-level-dental-provider-in-oregon-dental-hygienists-perceptions
#7
Amy E Coplen, Kathryn Bell, Gail L Aamodt, Lynn Ironside
Purpose: Many states are exploring alternative provider models and examining the role of the dental hygienist to address access to care challenges as the United States continues to face increasing demands for oral healthcare services. The purpose of this study was to assess dental hygienists' opinions in the state of Oregon regarding the current limitations of dental hygienists' scope of practice, perceived need for a mid-level provider in Oregon, and personal interest in becoming a mid-level provider.Methods: In December 2013 a survey was mailed to a sample of 1,231 dental hygienists registered in Oregon representing 30% of the licentiates...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118274/the-role-of-the-dental-hygiene-profession-reducing-the-risk-of-obesity-one-sweetened-beverage-at-a-time
#8
EDITORIAL
Lisa F Mallonee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118084/perceptions-of-registered-dental-hygienists-in-alternative-practice-regarding-silver-diamine-fluoride
#9
Salina K Chhokar, Lory Laughter, Dorothy J Rowe
Purpose: Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an inexpensive, non-invasive, antimicrobial liquid used to treat carious lesions and decrease sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of registered dental hygienists in alternative practice (RDHAP) regarding the use of SDF to treat dental caries.Methods: A 16-item survey designed to evaluate RDHAP's familiarity and perceptions of SDF was electronically distributed to 222 RDHAPs practicing in the state of California. A survey research software program collected and tabulated responses, calculated response frequencies for each survey item, and determined statistical relationships among variables, using cross tabulation analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118083/the-effect-of-magnification-loupes-on-dental-hygienists-posture-while-exploring
#10
Emily A Ludwig, Gayle B McCombs, Susan L Tolle, Daniel M Russell
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of dental magnification loupes on posture during instrumentation.Methods: A convenience sample of 27 right-handed dental hygienists, with no prior history of injuries or disabilities of the head, neck, or trunk region, enrolled in the study. Baseline posture calibration was taken and tri-axial accelerometers were placed on four locations of the head and trunk (occipital region of head; cervical vertebrae C5; thoracic vertebrae T5; lumbar vertebrae L1) to measure acceleration and the orientation of the body to gravity...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118082/health-literacy-approaches-to-improving-communication-between-dental-hygienists-and-patients-for-hpv-related-oral-cancer-prevention
#11
Erika L Thompson, Ellen M Daley, Cheryl A Vamos, Alice M Horowitz, Frank A Catalanotto, Rita D DeBate, Laura K Merrell, Stacey B Griner, Coralia Vazquez-Otero, Nolan S Kline
Purpose: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified as a causal agent for oropharyngeal cancers, suggesting a new role for dental hygienists in HPV-related cancer prevention strategies. Health literacy assessment is an approach that can be used to understand providers' informational assets and needs for educating and discussing HPV prevention with patients. This study aimed to understand dental hygienists' level of health literacy regarding HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.Methods: Four focus group sessions with dental hygienists (n=48) were conducted at a national conference...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118081/perceptions-of-dental-hygienists-and-dentists-about-preventing-early-childhood-caries-a-qualitative-study
#12
Alice M Horowitz, Dushanka V Kleinman, Wendy Child, Sarah D Radice, Catherine Maybury
Purpose: The objective of this qualitative pilot study was to gain an in-depth understanding of dental hygienists and dentists perspectives regarding children's oral health and what needs to be done to prevent early childhood caries (ECC), the most frequent chronic disease of childhood.Methods: A skilled facilitator conducted four focus groups and four phone interviews with 20 dental hygienists and 17 dentists practicing in a variety of locations within the state of Maryland. The interview guide was based on results from previous state-wide surveys of dental hygienists and dentists...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118080/perceptions-of-program-directors-and-educators-regarding-the-adequacy-of-oral-health-education-in-nursing-assistant-curricula
#13
Barbara A Stowers, Lori Giblin, Lisa Laspina, Kristeen Perry
Purpose: National data indicate that the oral health status of the aging population in long term care facilities (LTCF) is poor in the majority of cases. Nursing assistants are considered to be the primary caregivers of oral health care to elders residing in LTCF's. The aim of this research was to explore the perspectives among nursing educators and program directors on the adequacy of oral health education in nursing assistant curricula.Methods: This exploratory, cross-sectional study utilized a web-based questionnaire adapted, with permission, from a prior study conducted in 2009...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118079/experiences-of-the-kansas-extended-care-permit-providers-a-descriptive-study
#14
Paige M McEvoy, Christopher J Van Ness, Melanie L Simmer-Beck, Bonnie G Branson, Kathy Hunt, Cynthia C Gadbury-Amyot
Purpose: A total of 40 states to date have expanded the role of dental hygienists with the goal of improving access to basic oral health services for underserved populations. In Kansas, legislative changes have resulted in the Extended Care Permit (ECP) designation. The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of registered dental hygienists in Kansas holding ECP certificates (ECP RDH) as of July of 2014.Methods: Secondary data analysis was performed utilizing data collected from a survey conducted in 2014 by Oral Health Kansas...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118078/exploring-interprofessional-relationships-between-dental-hygienists-and-health-professionals-in-rural-canadian-communities
#15
Janice C Grant, Zul Kanji
Purpose: For most Canadians living in rural communities, limited access to dental care can negatively impact oral and general health. This narrative, tertiary review of the literature explores the outcomes of interprofessional relationships between dental hygienists and other health professionals on individuals residing in rural communities in Canada. Themes addressed include: implementing interprofessional education experiences in entry-to-practice health programs, interprofessional dynamics in primary health care teams, health perceptions in rural communities, and barriers and enablers to interprofessional relationships...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118077/supporting-our-communities-of-scholars
#16
EDITORIAL
Catherine K Draper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118072/child-care-providers-knowledge-about-dental-injury-first-aid-in-preschool-age-children
#17
Kristine L Sienkiewicz, Lori Rainchuso, Linda D Boyd, Lori Giblin
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess child care providers' level of knowledge of first aid management and attitudes towards dental injuries among preschool-age children within Fairfield County, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts.Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study used a web-based, validated questionnaire adapted from several studies with permission from authors. A panel of 5 dental experts determined the relevance of the questions and overall content (I-CVI range 0.8-1; S-CVI = 0.95)...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118071/effects-of-instrument-handle-design-on-dental-hygienists-forearm-muscle-activity-during-scaling
#18
Jessica R Suedbeck, Susan L Tolle, Gayle McCombs, Martha L Walker, Daniel M Russell
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 4 different commercially available instrument handle designs (A. 16 grams and 12.7 mm diameter, B. 23 grams and 11.1 mm diameter, C. 21 grams and 7.9 mm diameter and D. 18 grams and 6.35 mm diameter) on the muscle activity of four forearm muscles during a simulated scaling experience.Methods: A convenience sample of 27 (n=27) dental hygienists used a Columbia 13/14 curet with four different instrument handles to scale artificial calculus from typodont teeth...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118070/perceptions-of-oral-cancer-screenings-as-compared-to-other-cancer-screenings-a-pilot-study
#19
M Colleen Stephenson, JoAnn R Gurenlian, Denise M Bowen
Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to compare public perceptions of Idaho adults regarding oral cancer (OC) screening with other common cancer screenings including breast cancer (BC), prostate cancer (PC), and colon cancer (CC) screenings.Methods: This study utilized a convenience sample (N=100) of Idaho residents. A self-designed, validated interview-administered questionnaire was administered by a data collection service using computer-assisted telephone interview software to assess consumer perceptions about cancer screenings...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118069/public-health-dental-hygienists-in-massachusetts-a-qualitative-study
#20
Lori Rainchuso, Helen Salisbury
Purpose: The aim of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to explore the attitudes and perceptions of public health dental hygienists on providing preventive care to underserved populations in Massachusetts.Methods: Non-probability purposive sampling was used for initial participant recruitment, and snowball sampling occurred thereafter. Data collection occurred through semi-structured interviews. Qualitative analysis was conducted using Pitney and Parker's eight-step CREATIVE process.Results: Data saturation occurred with 10 participants (n=10), one-third of the public health dental hygienists who are practicing in Massachusetts...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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