Uniting through Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33875523 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Joy D Void-Holmes Source Type: research

The Effects of the Traditional Scaling Technique Versus a Modified Scaling Technique on Muscle Activity and Pinch Force Generation: A pilot study
Conclusion: Use of a modified scaling technique may reduce muscle activity and pinch force generation as compared to the traditional lateral pressure scaling technique during instrumentation. Future research on ergonomic scaling techniques is needed to determine their efficacy and impact on musculoskeletal disorders.PMID:33875524 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jessica R Suedbeck Cortney Armitano-Lago Source Type: research

Investigation of the Cultural Competence of Dental Hygienists Practicing in a Region of Low Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):14-20.ABSTRACTPurpose: The profession of dental hygiene is lacking in racial and ethnic diversity, a contributory factor to providing culturally competent patient care. The purpose of the study was to determine the cultural competence (CC) of licensed dental hygienists (DHs) in a region of low racial and ethnic diversity and explore the contributory factors.Methods: modified version of the Cultural Competency Assessment (CCA), a survey developed using the 3-D Model of Culturally Congruent Care was used to identify the levels of (CC) of DHs practicing in a area of low diversity. Utah was identifie...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lisa M Welch Candace L Ayars Source Type: research

Impact of Oral Health Education on the Knowledge, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy of Caregivers for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):21-27.ABSTRACTPurpose: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher risk of oral disease and require assistance in performing oral self-care. The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an oral health education program in improving caregivers' oral health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and self-efficacy in providing oral health care to clients with IDD, residing in intermediate care facilities.Methods: A non-probability sample of new hire caregivers (n=47) for clients with IDD residing in an intermediate care facility was used for this quasi-experim...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindsay M Selbera Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Dianne L Smallidge Source Type: research

Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Intention to Leave among Dental Hygienists in Clinical Practice
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):28-35.ABSTRACTPurpose: There is limited research about the job satisfaction (JS), burnout (BO), and intention to leave (ITL) amongst dental hygienists in clinical practice providing patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore current trends and the factors influencing JS, BO, and ITL among dental hygienists in their current positions.Methods: A cross-sectional research study was conducted with a convenience sample of dental hygienists recruited via social media sites. The web-based survey consisted of three previously validated instruments (Job Satisfaction Survey, Oldenburg Burnout In...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Badal M Patel Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Reducing the Risks for Musculoskeletal Disorders Utilizing Self-Assessment and Photography among Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Conclusions: Improving self-awareness for ergonomics through self-assessment can help reduce the risk of developing WMSDs among practicing dentists and dental hygienists.PMID:33875528 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Brian B Partido Rebecca Henderson Source Type: research

Human Papillomavirus Content Inclusion in Dental Hygiene Program Curricula in the United States
Conclusion: Results indicate that dental hygiene programs, regardless of institutional setting, provide two hours or less of HPV didactic content and clinical application. More research is needed to confirm the adequate time and teaching strategies required to assure that dental hygienists are well-prepared to address HPV preventive strategies.PMID:33875529 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kelli A Trauger Cynthia L Stull Michelle C Arnett Christine M Blue Priscilla M Flynn Source Type: research

Legislative Advocacy: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Learning Outcomes
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):50-57.ABSTRACTPurpose: Legislative advocacy provides an avenue through which oral health disparities and alternative methods of delivering oral health care to underserved populations can be addressed. The purpose of this study was to assess advocacy knowledge, values, actions and perceived barriers of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a leadership course with a Legislative Advocacy Project (LAP).Methods: A pre-test/post-test online questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene students to measure advocacy knowledge, values, and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Leciel K Bono Ellen J Rogo Kathleen O Hodges Source Type: research

Evaluating the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Neck Pain in Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Fifty percent of the participants experienced cervical neck pain when exceeding a forward neck flexion of more than 20° during a manual scaling procedure. The shoulder/trapezius and cervical regions were most frequently identified as the location of pain or problems. An early prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in was observed in this sample population of dental hygiene students.PMID:33875531 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Justine E Stambaugh Christina Calleros Patricia Siegel Christine Nathe Source Type: research

A 15-Minute Yoga Intervention to Reduce Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Student Stress
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):63-70.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health science students have an increased source of stress due to the rigorous curriculum, high clinical expectations, and academic demands. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a 15-minute yoga intervention to reduce stress in entry-level dental hygiene students.Methods: First year dental hygiene students were invited to participate in the experimental study (n=32) and were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control group. The stress reduction intervention (gentle yoga movements, breathing, and meditation) was performed prior to each...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Crystal L Kanderis Lane JoAnn R Gurenlian Jacqueline Freudenthal Peter R Denner Source Type: research

Uniting through Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33875523 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Joy D Void-Holmes Source Type: research

The Effects of the Traditional Scaling Technique Versus a Modified Scaling Technique on Muscle Activity and Pinch Force Generation: A pilot study
Conclusion: Use of a modified scaling technique may reduce muscle activity and pinch force generation as compared to the traditional lateral pressure scaling technique during instrumentation. Future research on ergonomic scaling techniques is needed to determine their efficacy and impact on musculoskeletal disorders.PMID:33875524 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jessica R Suedbeck Cortney Armitano-Lago Source Type: research

Investigation of the Cultural Competence of Dental Hygienists Practicing in a Region of Low Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):14-20.ABSTRACTPurpose: The profession of dental hygiene is lacking in racial and ethnic diversity, a contributory factor to providing culturally competent patient care. The purpose of the study was to determine the cultural competence (CC) of licensed dental hygienists (DHs) in a region of low racial and ethnic diversity and explore the contributory factors.Methods: modified version of the Cultural Competency Assessment (CCA), a survey developed using the 3-D Model of Culturally Congruent Care was used to identify the levels of (CC) of DHs practicing in a area of low diversity. Utah was identifie...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lisa M Welch Candace L Ayars Source Type: research

Impact of Oral Health Education on the Knowledge, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy of Caregivers for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):21-27.ABSTRACTPurpose: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher risk of oral disease and require assistance in performing oral self-care. The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an oral health education program in improving caregivers' oral health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and self-efficacy in providing oral health care to clients with IDD, residing in intermediate care facilities.Methods: A non-probability sample of new hire caregivers (n=47) for clients with IDD residing in an intermediate care facility was used for this quasi-experim...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindsay M Selbera Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Dianne L Smallidge Source Type: research

Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Intention to Leave among Dental Hygienists in Clinical Practice
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):28-35.ABSTRACTPurpose: There is limited research about the job satisfaction (JS), burnout (BO), and intention to leave (ITL) amongst dental hygienists in clinical practice providing patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore current trends and the factors influencing JS, BO, and ITL among dental hygienists in their current positions.Methods: A cross-sectional research study was conducted with a convenience sample of dental hygienists recruited via social media sites. The web-based survey consisted of three previously validated instruments (Job Satisfaction Survey, Oldenburg Burnout In...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Badal M Patel Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Reducing the Risks for Musculoskeletal Disorders Utilizing Self-Assessment and Photography among Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Conclusions: Improving self-awareness for ergonomics through self-assessment can help reduce the risk of developing WMSDs among practicing dentists and dental hygienists.PMID:33875528 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Brian B Partido Rebecca Henderson Source Type: research

Human Papillomavirus Content Inclusion in Dental Hygiene Program Curricula in the United States
Conclusion: Results indicate that dental hygiene programs, regardless of institutional setting, provide two hours or less of HPV didactic content and clinical application. More research is needed to confirm the adequate time and teaching strategies required to assure that dental hygienists are well-prepared to address HPV preventive strategies.PMID:33875529 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kelli A Trauger Cynthia L Stull Michelle C Arnett Christine M Blue Priscilla M Flynn Source Type: research

Legislative Advocacy: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Learning Outcomes
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):50-57.ABSTRACTPurpose: Legislative advocacy provides an avenue through which oral health disparities and alternative methods of delivering oral health care to underserved populations can be addressed. The purpose of this study was to assess advocacy knowledge, values, actions and perceived barriers of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a leadership course with a Legislative Advocacy Project (LAP).Methods: A pre-test/post-test online questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene students to measure advocacy knowledge, values, and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Leciel K Bono Ellen J Rogo Kathleen O Hodges Source Type: research

Evaluating the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Neck Pain in Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Fifty percent of the participants experienced cervical neck pain when exceeding a forward neck flexion of more than 20° during a manual scaling procedure. The shoulder/trapezius and cervical regions were most frequently identified as the location of pain or problems. An early prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in was observed in this sample population of dental hygiene students.PMID:33875531 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Justine E Stambaugh Christina Calleros Patricia Siegel Christine Nathe Source Type: research

A 15-Minute Yoga Intervention to Reduce Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Student Stress
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):63-70.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health science students have an increased source of stress due to the rigorous curriculum, high clinical expectations, and academic demands. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a 15-minute yoga intervention to reduce stress in entry-level dental hygiene students.Methods: First year dental hygiene students were invited to participate in the experimental study (n=32) and were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control group. The stress reduction intervention (gentle yoga movements, breathing, and meditation) was performed prior to each...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Crystal L Kanderis Lane JoAnn R Gurenlian Jacqueline Freudenthal Peter R Denner Source Type: research

Uniting through Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33875523 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Joy D Void-Holmes Source Type: research

The Effects of the Traditional Scaling Technique Versus a Modified Scaling Technique on Muscle Activity and Pinch Force Generation: A pilot study
Conclusion: Use of a modified scaling technique may reduce muscle activity and pinch force generation as compared to the traditional lateral pressure scaling technique during instrumentation. Future research on ergonomic scaling techniques is needed to determine their efficacy and impact on musculoskeletal disorders.PMID:33875524 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jessica R Suedbeck Cortney Armitano-Lago Source Type: research

Investigation of the Cultural Competence of Dental Hygienists Practicing in a Region of Low Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):14-20.ABSTRACTPurpose: The profession of dental hygiene is lacking in racial and ethnic diversity, a contributory factor to providing culturally competent patient care. The purpose of the study was to determine the cultural competence (CC) of licensed dental hygienists (DHs) in a region of low racial and ethnic diversity and explore the contributory factors.Methods: modified version of the Cultural Competency Assessment (CCA), a survey developed using the 3-D Model of Culturally Congruent Care was used to identify the levels of (CC) of DHs practicing in a area of low diversity. Utah was identifie...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lisa M Welch Candace L Ayars Source Type: research

Impact of Oral Health Education on the Knowledge, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy of Caregivers for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):21-27.ABSTRACTPurpose: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher risk of oral disease and require assistance in performing oral self-care. The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an oral health education program in improving caregivers' oral health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and self-efficacy in providing oral health care to clients with IDD, residing in intermediate care facilities.Methods: A non-probability sample of new hire caregivers (n=47) for clients with IDD residing in an intermediate care facility was used for this quasi-experim...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindsay M Selbera Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Dianne L Smallidge Source Type: research

Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Intention to Leave among Dental Hygienists in Clinical Practice
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):28-35.ABSTRACTPurpose: There is limited research about the job satisfaction (JS), burnout (BO), and intention to leave (ITL) amongst dental hygienists in clinical practice providing patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore current trends and the factors influencing JS, BO, and ITL among dental hygienists in their current positions.Methods: A cross-sectional research study was conducted with a convenience sample of dental hygienists recruited via social media sites. The web-based survey consisted of three previously validated instruments (Job Satisfaction Survey, Oldenburg Burnout In...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Badal M Patel Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Reducing the Risks for Musculoskeletal Disorders Utilizing Self-Assessment and Photography among Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Conclusions: Improving self-awareness for ergonomics through self-assessment can help reduce the risk of developing WMSDs among practicing dentists and dental hygienists.PMID:33875528 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Brian B Partido Rebecca Henderson Source Type: research

Human Papillomavirus Content Inclusion in Dental Hygiene Program Curricula in the United States
Conclusion: Results indicate that dental hygiene programs, regardless of institutional setting, provide two hours or less of HPV didactic content and clinical application. More research is needed to confirm the adequate time and teaching strategies required to assure that dental hygienists are well-prepared to address HPV preventive strategies.PMID:33875529 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kelli A Trauger Cynthia L Stull Michelle C Arnett Christine M Blue Priscilla M Flynn Source Type: research

Legislative Advocacy: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Learning Outcomes
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):50-57.ABSTRACTPurpose: Legislative advocacy provides an avenue through which oral health disparities and alternative methods of delivering oral health care to underserved populations can be addressed. The purpose of this study was to assess advocacy knowledge, values, actions and perceived barriers of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a leadership course with a Legislative Advocacy Project (LAP).Methods: A pre-test/post-test online questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene students to measure advocacy knowledge, values, and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Leciel K Bono Ellen J Rogo Kathleen O Hodges Source Type: research

Evaluating the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Neck Pain in Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Fifty percent of the participants experienced cervical neck pain when exceeding a forward neck flexion of more than 20° during a manual scaling procedure. The shoulder/trapezius and cervical regions were most frequently identified as the location of pain or problems. An early prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in was observed in this sample population of dental hygiene students.PMID:33875531 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Justine E Stambaugh Christina Calleros Patricia Siegel Christine Nathe Source Type: research

A 15-Minute Yoga Intervention to Reduce Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Student Stress
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):63-70.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health science students have an increased source of stress due to the rigorous curriculum, high clinical expectations, and academic demands. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a 15-minute yoga intervention to reduce stress in entry-level dental hygiene students.Methods: First year dental hygiene students were invited to participate in the experimental study (n=32) and were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control group. The stress reduction intervention (gentle yoga movements, breathing, and meditation) was performed prior to each...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Crystal L Kanderis Lane JoAnn R Gurenlian Jacqueline Freudenthal Peter R Denner Source Type: research

Uniting through Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33875523 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Joy D Void-Holmes Source Type: research

The Effects of the Traditional Scaling Technique Versus a Modified Scaling Technique on Muscle Activity and Pinch Force Generation: A pilot study
Conclusion: Use of a modified scaling technique may reduce muscle activity and pinch force generation as compared to the traditional lateral pressure scaling technique during instrumentation. Future research on ergonomic scaling techniques is needed to determine their efficacy and impact on musculoskeletal disorders.PMID:33875524 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jessica R Suedbeck Cortney Armitano-Lago Source Type: research

Investigation of the Cultural Competence of Dental Hygienists Practicing in a Region of Low Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):14-20.ABSTRACTPurpose: The profession of dental hygiene is lacking in racial and ethnic diversity, a contributory factor to providing culturally competent patient care. The purpose of the study was to determine the cultural competence (CC) of licensed dental hygienists (DHs) in a region of low racial and ethnic diversity and explore the contributory factors.Methods: modified version of the Cultural Competency Assessment (CCA), a survey developed using the 3-D Model of Culturally Congruent Care was used to identify the levels of (CC) of DHs practicing in a area of low diversity. Utah was identifie...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lisa M Welch Candace L Ayars Source Type: research

Impact of Oral Health Education on the Knowledge, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy of Caregivers for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):21-27.ABSTRACTPurpose: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher risk of oral disease and require assistance in performing oral self-care. The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an oral health education program in improving caregivers' oral health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and self-efficacy in providing oral health care to clients with IDD, residing in intermediate care facilities.Methods: A non-probability sample of new hire caregivers (n=47) for clients with IDD residing in an intermediate care facility was used for this quasi-experim...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindsay M Selbera Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Dianne L Smallidge Source Type: research

Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Intention to Leave among Dental Hygienists in Clinical Practice
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):28-35.ABSTRACTPurpose: There is limited research about the job satisfaction (JS), burnout (BO), and intention to leave (ITL) amongst dental hygienists in clinical practice providing patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore current trends and the factors influencing JS, BO, and ITL among dental hygienists in their current positions.Methods: A cross-sectional research study was conducted with a convenience sample of dental hygienists recruited via social media sites. The web-based survey consisted of three previously validated instruments (Job Satisfaction Survey, Oldenburg Burnout In...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Badal M Patel Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Reducing the Risks for Musculoskeletal Disorders Utilizing Self-Assessment and Photography among Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Conclusions: Improving self-awareness for ergonomics through self-assessment can help reduce the risk of developing WMSDs among practicing dentists and dental hygienists.PMID:33875528 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Brian B Partido Rebecca Henderson Source Type: research

Human Papillomavirus Content Inclusion in Dental Hygiene Program Curricula in the United States
Conclusion: Results indicate that dental hygiene programs, regardless of institutional setting, provide two hours or less of HPV didactic content and clinical application. More research is needed to confirm the adequate time and teaching strategies required to assure that dental hygienists are well-prepared to address HPV preventive strategies.PMID:33875529 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kelli A Trauger Cynthia L Stull Michelle C Arnett Christine M Blue Priscilla M Flynn Source Type: research

Legislative Advocacy: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Learning Outcomes
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):50-57.ABSTRACTPurpose: Legislative advocacy provides an avenue through which oral health disparities and alternative methods of delivering oral health care to underserved populations can be addressed. The purpose of this study was to assess advocacy knowledge, values, actions and perceived barriers of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a leadership course with a Legislative Advocacy Project (LAP).Methods: A pre-test/post-test online questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene students to measure advocacy knowledge, values, and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Leciel K Bono Ellen J Rogo Kathleen O Hodges Source Type: research

Evaluating the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Neck Pain in Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Fifty percent of the participants experienced cervical neck pain when exceeding a forward neck flexion of more than 20° during a manual scaling procedure. The shoulder/trapezius and cervical regions were most frequently identified as the location of pain or problems. An early prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in was observed in this sample population of dental hygiene students.PMID:33875531 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Justine E Stambaugh Christina Calleros Patricia Siegel Christine Nathe Source Type: research

A 15-Minute Yoga Intervention to Reduce Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Student Stress
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):63-70.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health science students have an increased source of stress due to the rigorous curriculum, high clinical expectations, and academic demands. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a 15-minute yoga intervention to reduce stress in entry-level dental hygiene students.Methods: First year dental hygiene students were invited to participate in the experimental study (n=32) and were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control group. The stress reduction intervention (gentle yoga movements, breathing, and meditation) was performed prior to each...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Crystal L Kanderis Lane JoAnn R Gurenlian Jacqueline Freudenthal Peter R Denner Source Type: research

Uniting through Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):4-5.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33875523 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Joy D Void-Holmes Source Type: research

The Effects of the Traditional Scaling Technique Versus a Modified Scaling Technique on Muscle Activity and Pinch Force Generation: A pilot study
Conclusion: Use of a modified scaling technique may reduce muscle activity and pinch force generation as compared to the traditional lateral pressure scaling technique during instrumentation. Future research on ergonomic scaling techniques is needed to determine their efficacy and impact on musculoskeletal disorders.PMID:33875524 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jessica R Suedbeck Cortney Armitano-Lago Source Type: research

Investigation of the Cultural Competence of Dental Hygienists Practicing in a Region of Low Diversity
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):14-20.ABSTRACTPurpose: The profession of dental hygiene is lacking in racial and ethnic diversity, a contributory factor to providing culturally competent patient care. The purpose of the study was to determine the cultural competence (CC) of licensed dental hygienists (DHs) in a region of low racial and ethnic diversity and explore the contributory factors.Methods: modified version of the Cultural Competency Assessment (CCA), a survey developed using the 3-D Model of Culturally Congruent Care was used to identify the levels of (CC) of DHs practicing in a area of low diversity. Utah was identifie...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lisa M Welch Candace L Ayars Source Type: research

Impact of Oral Health Education on the Knowledge, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy of Caregivers for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):21-27.ABSTRACTPurpose: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher risk of oral disease and require assistance in performing oral self-care. The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of an oral health education program in improving caregivers' oral health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and self-efficacy in providing oral health care to clients with IDD, residing in intermediate care facilities.Methods: A non-probability sample of new hire caregivers (n=47) for clients with IDD residing in an intermediate care facility was used for this quasi-experim...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lindsay M Selbera Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Dianne L Smallidge Source Type: research

Job Satisfaction, Burnout, and Intention to Leave among Dental Hygienists in Clinical Practice
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):28-35.ABSTRACTPurpose: There is limited research about the job satisfaction (JS), burnout (BO), and intention to leave (ITL) amongst dental hygienists in clinical practice providing patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore current trends and the factors influencing JS, BO, and ITL among dental hygienists in their current positions.Methods: A cross-sectional research study was conducted with a convenience sample of dental hygienists recruited via social media sites. The web-based survey consisted of three previously validated instruments (Job Satisfaction Survey, Oldenburg Burnout In...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Badal M Patel Linda D Boyd Jared Vineyard Lisa LaSpina Source Type: research

Reducing the Risks for Musculoskeletal Disorders Utilizing Self-Assessment and Photography among Dentists and Dental Hygienists
Conclusions: Improving self-awareness for ergonomics through self-assessment can help reduce the risk of developing WMSDs among practicing dentists and dental hygienists.PMID:33875528 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Brian B Partido Rebecca Henderson Source Type: research

Human Papillomavirus Content Inclusion in Dental Hygiene Program Curricula in the United States
Conclusion: Results indicate that dental hygiene programs, regardless of institutional setting, provide two hours or less of HPV didactic content and clinical application. More research is needed to confirm the adequate time and teaching strategies required to assure that dental hygienists are well-prepared to address HPV preventive strategies.PMID:33875529 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kelli A Trauger Cynthia L Stull Michelle C Arnett Christine M Blue Priscilla M Flynn Source Type: research

Legislative Advocacy: Undergraduate and Graduate Student Learning Outcomes
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):50-57.ABSTRACTPurpose: Legislative advocacy provides an avenue through which oral health disparities and alternative methods of delivering oral health care to underserved populations can be addressed. The purpose of this study was to assess advocacy knowledge, values, actions and perceived barriers of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a leadership course with a Legislative Advocacy Project (LAP).Methods: A pre-test/post-test online questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene students to measure advocacy knowledge, values, and a...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Leciel K Bono Ellen J Rogo Kathleen O Hodges Source Type: research

Evaluating the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Neck Pain in Dental Hygiene Students
Conclusion: Fifty percent of the participants experienced cervical neck pain when exceeding a forward neck flexion of more than 20° during a manual scaling procedure. The shoulder/trapezius and cervical regions were most frequently identified as the location of pain or problems. An early prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in was observed in this sample population of dental hygiene students.PMID:33875531 (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Justine E Stambaugh Christina Calleros Patricia Siegel Christine Nathe Source Type: research

A 15-Minute Yoga Intervention to Reduce Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Student Stress
J Dent Hyg. 2021 Apr;95(2):63-70.ABSTRACTPurpose: Health science students have an increased source of stress due to the rigorous curriculum, high clinical expectations, and academic demands. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a 15-minute yoga intervention to reduce stress in entry-level dental hygiene students.Methods: First year dental hygiene students were invited to participate in the experimental study (n=32) and were randomly assigned to either the experimental or control group. The stress reduction intervention (gentle yoga movements, breathing, and meditation) was performed prior to each...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Authors: Crystal L Kanderis Lane JoAnn R Gurenlian Jacqueline Freudenthal Peter R Denner Source Type: research