Health Misinformation: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Providing Evidence-Based Information
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34654709 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christine Nathe Source Type: research

Electromyographical Assessments of Recommended Neck and Trunk Positions for Dental Hygienists
Conclusion: Even small amounts of neck or trunk flexion (10°), within the recommended range (≤ 20°), can significantly increase the workload for some muscles in an oral health care provider.PMID:34654710 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Margaret F Lemaster Kyle J Kelleran Maryam Moeini Daniel M Russell Source Type: research

Oral Health Education and Promotion Activities by Early Head Start Programs in the United States: A systematic review
Conclusion: Studies that focused on increasing pediatric oral health knowledge and practice behaviors among both EHS staff members and parents reflected positive outcomes. Ongoing research is needed to examine the effectiveness of oral health education and promotion activities as they relate to the oral health outcomes of children enrolled in EHS programs.PMID:34654711 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahlam I Joufi Denise M Claiborne Deanne Shuman Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Acculturation and Utilization of Oral Health Services among a Hispanic and Latino Population
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):22-31.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health disparities in the United States (US) are widespread, especially among racial and ethnic minorities populations. The purpose of this study was to assess whether oral health care knowledge and acculturation were associated with utilization of oral health services among the Latino and Hispanic population in Massachusetts.Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a convenience sample of Hispanic or Latino adults (n=315) residing in Massachusetts. The survey consisted of three validated instruments: New Oral Health Literacy Instrument for Public Hea...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Flor C Piedrasanta Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources.PMID:34654713 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hosam M Alraqiq Grace Zhou Hayley Gorglio Burton L Edelstein Source Type: research

Face-touching Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Self-inoculation and transmission potentials
Conclusion: Findings suggest both dental hygiene and dental students frequently touch their faces in non-clinical settings and need to be aware of this unconscious behavior. Given the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify and quantify known risk factors that can be easily addressed to prevent/reduce infection transmission.PMID:34654714 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: R Constance Wiener Alcinda K Trickett Shockey Christopher Waters Ruchi Bhandari Source Type: research

Examining the Role of HPV Communication Training in the Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence of Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that dental hygiene education programs should include didactic instruction on HPV, the use of BMI strategies, as well as multiple opportunities to practice HPV related conversations to improve student knowledge, attitudes, comfort, and confidence levels. Interactive continuing education programs with a focus on HPV and BMI techniques can also assist oral health care providers in the delivery of provider-patient communication on HPV.PMID:34654715 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cyndee L Stull Eric Matthews Michael Evans Michelle C Arnett Source Type: research

Transition to a Competency-informed Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation System
Conclusion: Surveys and debriefing sessions revealed areas of strengths and challenges in a competency-informed clinical evaluation system. Transitioning to a competency-based system provided an environment that is conducive to learning and patient-centered care rather than focused on grades.PMID:34654716 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Elizabeth C Kornegay Jennifer B Harmon Jennifer L Brame Source Type: research

Teledentistry: Dental hygiene students' knowledge, attitudes, and curriculum recommendations
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):64-72.ABSTRACTPurpose: Research has shown an increase in dental hygiene (DH) students' knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry (TD) after TD training in states with permissive but not restrictive DH scope of practice policies. The purpose of this study was to identify self-reported knowledge and attitudes regarding TD among the DH students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill before and after an educational intervention and student recommendations for TD curriculum placement.Methods: A faculty presentation and video demonstration, followed by small group discussions and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline D McLeod Reuben Adatorwovor Jennifer L Brame Benjamin A White Jane A Weintraub Source Type: research

Health Misinformation: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Providing Evidence-Based Information
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34654709 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christine Nathe Source Type: research

Electromyographical Assessments of Recommended Neck and Trunk Positions for Dental Hygienists
Conclusion: Even small amounts of neck or trunk flexion (10°), within the recommended range (≤ 20°), can significantly increase the workload for some muscles in an oral health care provider.PMID:34654710 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Margaret F Lemaster Kyle J Kelleran Maryam Moeini Daniel M Russell Source Type: research

Oral Health Education and Promotion Activities by Early Head Start Programs in the United States: A systematic review
Conclusion: Studies that focused on increasing pediatric oral health knowledge and practice behaviors among both EHS staff members and parents reflected positive outcomes. Ongoing research is needed to examine the effectiveness of oral health education and promotion activities as they relate to the oral health outcomes of children enrolled in EHS programs.PMID:34654711 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahlam I Joufi Denise M Claiborne Deanne Shuman Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Acculturation and Utilization of Oral Health Services among a Hispanic and Latino Population
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):22-31.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health disparities in the United States (US) are widespread, especially among racial and ethnic minorities populations. The purpose of this study was to assess whether oral health care knowledge and acculturation were associated with utilization of oral health services among the Latino and Hispanic population in Massachusetts.Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a convenience sample of Hispanic or Latino adults (n=315) residing in Massachusetts. The survey consisted of three validated instruments: New Oral Health Literacy Instrument for Public Hea...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Flor C Piedrasanta Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources.PMID:34654713 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hosam M Alraqiq Grace Zhou Hayley Gorglio Burton L Edelstein Source Type: research

Face-touching Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Self-inoculation and transmission potentials
Conclusion: Findings suggest both dental hygiene and dental students frequently touch their faces in non-clinical settings and need to be aware of this unconscious behavior. Given the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify and quantify known risk factors that can be easily addressed to prevent/reduce infection transmission.PMID:34654714 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: R Constance Wiener Alcinda K Trickett Shockey Christopher Waters Ruchi Bhandari Source Type: research

Examining the Role of HPV Communication Training in the Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence of Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that dental hygiene education programs should include didactic instruction on HPV, the use of BMI strategies, as well as multiple opportunities to practice HPV related conversations to improve student knowledge, attitudes, comfort, and confidence levels. Interactive continuing education programs with a focus on HPV and BMI techniques can also assist oral health care providers in the delivery of provider-patient communication on HPV.PMID:34654715 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cyndee L Stull Eric Matthews Michael Evans Michelle C Arnett Source Type: research

Transition to a Competency-informed Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation System
Conclusion: Surveys and debriefing sessions revealed areas of strengths and challenges in a competency-informed clinical evaluation system. Transitioning to a competency-based system provided an environment that is conducive to learning and patient-centered care rather than focused on grades.PMID:34654716 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Elizabeth C Kornegay Jennifer B Harmon Jennifer L Brame Source Type: research

Teledentistry: Dental hygiene students' knowledge, attitudes, and curriculum recommendations
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):64-72.ABSTRACTPurpose: Research has shown an increase in dental hygiene (DH) students' knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry (TD) after TD training in states with permissive but not restrictive DH scope of practice policies. The purpose of this study was to identify self-reported knowledge and attitudes regarding TD among the DH students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill before and after an educational intervention and student recommendations for TD curriculum placement.Methods: A faculty presentation and video demonstration, followed by small group discussions and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline D McLeod Reuben Adatorwovor Jennifer L Brame Benjamin A White Jane A Weintraub Source Type: research

Health Misinformation: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Providing Evidence-Based Information
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34654709 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christine Nathe Source Type: research

Electromyographical Assessments of Recommended Neck and Trunk Positions for Dental Hygienists
Conclusion: Even small amounts of neck or trunk flexion (10°), within the recommended range (≤ 20°), can significantly increase the workload for some muscles in an oral health care provider.PMID:34654710 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Margaret F Lemaster Kyle J Kelleran Maryam Moeini Daniel M Russell Source Type: research

Oral Health Education and Promotion Activities by Early Head Start Programs in the United States: A systematic review
Conclusion: Studies that focused on increasing pediatric oral health knowledge and practice behaviors among both EHS staff members and parents reflected positive outcomes. Ongoing research is needed to examine the effectiveness of oral health education and promotion activities as they relate to the oral health outcomes of children enrolled in EHS programs.PMID:34654711 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahlam I Joufi Denise M Claiborne Deanne Shuman Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Acculturation and Utilization of Oral Health Services among a Hispanic and Latino Population
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):22-31.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health disparities in the United States (US) are widespread, especially among racial and ethnic minorities populations. The purpose of this study was to assess whether oral health care knowledge and acculturation were associated with utilization of oral health services among the Latino and Hispanic population in Massachusetts.Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a convenience sample of Hispanic or Latino adults (n=315) residing in Massachusetts. The survey consisted of three validated instruments: New Oral Health Literacy Instrument for Public Hea...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Flor C Piedrasanta Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources.PMID:34654713 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hosam M Alraqiq Grace Zhou Hayley Gorglio Burton L Edelstein Source Type: research

Face-touching Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Self-inoculation and transmission potentials
Conclusion: Findings suggest both dental hygiene and dental students frequently touch their faces in non-clinical settings and need to be aware of this unconscious behavior. Given the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify and quantify known risk factors that can be easily addressed to prevent/reduce infection transmission.PMID:34654714 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: R Constance Wiener Alcinda K Trickett Shockey Christopher Waters Ruchi Bhandari Source Type: research

Examining the Role of HPV Communication Training in the Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence of Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that dental hygiene education programs should include didactic instruction on HPV, the use of BMI strategies, as well as multiple opportunities to practice HPV related conversations to improve student knowledge, attitudes, comfort, and confidence levels. Interactive continuing education programs with a focus on HPV and BMI techniques can also assist oral health care providers in the delivery of provider-patient communication on HPV.PMID:34654715 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cyndee L Stull Eric Matthews Michael Evans Michelle C Arnett Source Type: research

Transition to a Competency-informed Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation System
Conclusion: Surveys and debriefing sessions revealed areas of strengths and challenges in a competency-informed clinical evaluation system. Transitioning to a competency-based system provided an environment that is conducive to learning and patient-centered care rather than focused on grades.PMID:34654716 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Elizabeth C Kornegay Jennifer B Harmon Jennifer L Brame Source Type: research

Teledentistry: Dental hygiene students' knowledge, attitudes, and curriculum recommendations
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):64-72.ABSTRACTPurpose: Research has shown an increase in dental hygiene (DH) students' knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry (TD) after TD training in states with permissive but not restrictive DH scope of practice policies. The purpose of this study was to identify self-reported knowledge and attitudes regarding TD among the DH students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill before and after an educational intervention and student recommendations for TD curriculum placement.Methods: A faculty presentation and video demonstration, followed by small group discussions and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline D McLeod Reuben Adatorwovor Jennifer L Brame Benjamin A White Jane A Weintraub Source Type: research

Health Misinformation: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Providing Evidence-Based Information
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34654709 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christine Nathe Source Type: research

Electromyographical Assessments of Recommended Neck and Trunk Positions for Dental Hygienists
Conclusion: Even small amounts of neck or trunk flexion (10°), within the recommended range (≤ 20°), can significantly increase the workload for some muscles in an oral health care provider.PMID:34654710 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Margaret F Lemaster Kyle J Kelleran Maryam Moeini Daniel M Russell Source Type: research

Oral Health Education and Promotion Activities by Early Head Start Programs in the United States: A systematic review
Conclusion: Studies that focused on increasing pediatric oral health knowledge and practice behaviors among both EHS staff members and parents reflected positive outcomes. Ongoing research is needed to examine the effectiveness of oral health education and promotion activities as they relate to the oral health outcomes of children enrolled in EHS programs.PMID:34654711 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahlam I Joufi Denise M Claiborne Deanne Shuman Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Acculturation and Utilization of Oral Health Services among a Hispanic and Latino Population
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):22-31.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health disparities in the United States (US) are widespread, especially among racial and ethnic minorities populations. The purpose of this study was to assess whether oral health care knowledge and acculturation were associated with utilization of oral health services among the Latino and Hispanic population in Massachusetts.Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a convenience sample of Hispanic or Latino adults (n=315) residing in Massachusetts. The survey consisted of three validated instruments: New Oral Health Literacy Instrument for Public Hea...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Flor C Piedrasanta Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources.PMID:34654713 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hosam M Alraqiq Grace Zhou Hayley Gorglio Burton L Edelstein Source Type: research

Face-touching Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Self-inoculation and transmission potentials
Conclusion: Findings suggest both dental hygiene and dental students frequently touch their faces in non-clinical settings and need to be aware of this unconscious behavior. Given the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify and quantify known risk factors that can be easily addressed to prevent/reduce infection transmission.PMID:34654714 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: R Constance Wiener Alcinda K Trickett Shockey Christopher Waters Ruchi Bhandari Source Type: research

Examining the Role of HPV Communication Training in the Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence of Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that dental hygiene education programs should include didactic instruction on HPV, the use of BMI strategies, as well as multiple opportunities to practice HPV related conversations to improve student knowledge, attitudes, comfort, and confidence levels. Interactive continuing education programs with a focus on HPV and BMI techniques can also assist oral health care providers in the delivery of provider-patient communication on HPV.PMID:34654715 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cyndee L Stull Eric Matthews Michael Evans Michelle C Arnett Source Type: research

Transition to a Competency-informed Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation System
Conclusion: Surveys and debriefing sessions revealed areas of strengths and challenges in a competency-informed clinical evaluation system. Transitioning to a competency-based system provided an environment that is conducive to learning and patient-centered care rather than focused on grades.PMID:34654716 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Elizabeth C Kornegay Jennifer B Harmon Jennifer L Brame Source Type: research

Teledentistry: Dental hygiene students' knowledge, attitudes, and curriculum recommendations
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):64-72.ABSTRACTPurpose: Research has shown an increase in dental hygiene (DH) students' knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry (TD) after TD training in states with permissive but not restrictive DH scope of practice policies. The purpose of this study was to identify self-reported knowledge and attitudes regarding TD among the DH students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill before and after an educational intervention and student recommendations for TD curriculum placement.Methods: A faculty presentation and video demonstration, followed by small group discussions and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline D McLeod Reuben Adatorwovor Jennifer L Brame Benjamin A White Jane A Weintraub Source Type: research

Health Misinformation: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Providing Evidence-Based Information
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34654709 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christine Nathe Source Type: research

Electromyographical Assessments of Recommended Neck and Trunk Positions for Dental Hygienists
Conclusion: Even small amounts of neck or trunk flexion (10°), within the recommended range (≤ 20°), can significantly increase the workload for some muscles in an oral health care provider.PMID:34654710 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Margaret F Lemaster Kyle J Kelleran Maryam Moeini Daniel M Russell Source Type: research

Oral Health Education and Promotion Activities by Early Head Start Programs in the United States: A systematic review
Conclusion: Studies that focused on increasing pediatric oral health knowledge and practice behaviors among both EHS staff members and parents reflected positive outcomes. Ongoing research is needed to examine the effectiveness of oral health education and promotion activities as they relate to the oral health outcomes of children enrolled in EHS programs.PMID:34654711 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahlam I Joufi Denise M Claiborne Deanne Shuman Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Acculturation and Utilization of Oral Health Services among a Hispanic and Latino Population
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):22-31.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health disparities in the United States (US) are widespread, especially among racial and ethnic minorities populations. The purpose of this study was to assess whether oral health care knowledge and acculturation were associated with utilization of oral health services among the Latino and Hispanic population in Massachusetts.Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a convenience sample of Hispanic or Latino adults (n=315) residing in Massachusetts. The survey consisted of three validated instruments: New Oral Health Literacy Instrument for Public Hea...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Flor C Piedrasanta Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources.PMID:34654713 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hosam M Alraqiq Grace Zhou Hayley Gorglio Burton L Edelstein Source Type: research

Face-touching Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Self-inoculation and transmission potentials
Conclusion: Findings suggest both dental hygiene and dental students frequently touch their faces in non-clinical settings and need to be aware of this unconscious behavior. Given the significance of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to identify and quantify known risk factors that can be easily addressed to prevent/reduce infection transmission.PMID:34654714 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: R Constance Wiener Alcinda K Trickett Shockey Christopher Waters Ruchi Bhandari Source Type: research

Examining the Role of HPV Communication Training in the Knowledge, Attitudes, Comfort, and Confidence of Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Results from this study suggest that dental hygiene education programs should include didactic instruction on HPV, the use of BMI strategies, as well as multiple opportunities to practice HPV related conversations to improve student knowledge, attitudes, comfort, and confidence levels. Interactive continuing education programs with a focus on HPV and BMI techniques can also assist oral health care providers in the delivery of provider-patient communication on HPV.PMID:34654715 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Cyndee L Stull Eric Matthews Michael Evans Michelle C Arnett Source Type: research

Transition to a Competency-informed Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation System
Conclusion: Surveys and debriefing sessions revealed areas of strengths and challenges in a competency-informed clinical evaluation system. Transitioning to a competency-based system provided an environment that is conducive to learning and patient-centered care rather than focused on grades.PMID:34654716 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Elizabeth C Kornegay Jennifer B Harmon Jennifer L Brame Source Type: research

Teledentistry: Dental hygiene students' knowledge, attitudes, and curriculum recommendations
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):64-72.ABSTRACTPurpose: Research has shown an increase in dental hygiene (DH) students' knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry (TD) after TD training in states with permissive but not restrictive DH scope of practice policies. The purpose of this study was to identify self-reported knowledge and attitudes regarding TD among the DH students at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill before and after an educational intervention and student recommendations for TD curriculum placement.Methods: A faculty presentation and video demonstration, followed by small group discussions and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Caroline D McLeod Reuben Adatorwovor Jennifer L Brame Benjamin A White Jane A Weintraub Source Type: research

Health Misinformation: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Providing Evidence-Based Information
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34654709 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Christine Nathe Source Type: research

Electromyographical Assessments of Recommended Neck and Trunk Positions for Dental Hygienists
Conclusion: Even small amounts of neck or trunk flexion (10°), within the recommended range (≤ 20°), can significantly increase the workload for some muscles in an oral health care provider.PMID:34654710 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Margaret F Lemaster Kyle J Kelleran Maryam Moeini Daniel M Russell Source Type: research

Oral Health Education and Promotion Activities by Early Head Start Programs in the United States: A systematic review
Conclusion: Studies that focused on increasing pediatric oral health knowledge and practice behaviors among both EHS staff members and parents reflected positive outcomes. Ongoing research is needed to examine the effectiveness of oral health education and promotion activities as they relate to the oral health outcomes of children enrolled in EHS programs.PMID:34654711 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahlam I Joufi Denise M Claiborne Deanne Shuman Source Type: research

Oral Health Knowledge, Acculturation and Utilization of Oral Health Services among a Hispanic and Latino Population
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Oct;95(5):22-31.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health disparities in the United States (US) are widespread, especially among racial and ethnic minorities populations. The purpose of this study was to assess whether oral health care knowledge and acculturation were associated with utilization of oral health services among the Latino and Hispanic population in Massachusetts.Methods: A cross-sectional survey research design was used with a convenience sample of Hispanic or Latino adults (n=315) residing in Massachusetts. The survey consisted of three validated instruments: New Oral Health Literacy Instrument for Public Hea...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Flor C Piedrasanta Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources.PMID:34654713 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hosam M Alraqiq Grace Zhou Hayley Gorglio Burton L Edelstein Source Type: research