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The "annoying things" that doctors do

RDH eVillage recently polled readers about what the doctor does that is irritating. Yes, being late for the exam is the most common complaint. But have you heard about the doctor who ALWAYS jokes, "Which teeth are we taking out today?"
Top Stories
ADHA launches letter campaign to organization responsible for hygiene school expansion
The American Dental Hygienists' Association encourages a letter writing campaign for dental hygienists who are discontented about the rapid expansion of dental hygiene schools that directly impact job availability. Click to continue
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18 insulting statements made about the dental hygiene profession
We overheard, "Dental hygiene is so easy a monkey could do it," and we wondered if you had too. Turns out you're the "garbage men of the mouth" who "sit in an air conditioned office all day," getting paid "a lot of money to earn for two simple years of college." Click to continue
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FDA alerts health-care professionals about a potentially serious adverse effect about benzocaine sprays
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health-care professionals that the agency continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia, a serious and potentially fatal adverse effect associated with benzocaine sprays. These sprays are used during medical procedures to numb the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. Click to continue
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From the Internet
Diagnosing Early Interceptive Orthodontic Problems – Part 1
The authors describe the early orthodontic treatment examination for children and list the records that are required for this examination. This CE course offers a 47% discount on tuition until April 30. Use the code RDHEV411. Click to continue
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An office manager implodes on Facebook
Kevin Henry of Dental Assisting Digest shares some Facebook posts from front office staff. Do not try this at home. Click to continue
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Radiation: Duck and CYA
Trish Walraven of DentalBuzz.com blogs about the fears of radiation in dental offices. Click to continue
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Top stories on RDHmag.com
Number 4: Periodontal standard of care
What were the top four articles in RDH magazine in January and February 2011, according to statistics at RDHmag.com? Let's start with No. 4, as an Indiana dental team describes their standard of care for periodontal treatment in the February issue. Click to continue
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Number 3: Electronic health records
Patti DiGangi can do just about anything electronically, except get a copy of her dental records. Electronic health records (EHRs) are coming, and the question is, "Is your office ready?" Click to continue
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Number 2: A soaring dream
In the January issue, Tricia Fitzjarrald, RDH, describes her mission to learn how to fly as a way to cope with her mother's (a former hygienist) death. Click to continue
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Number 1: The mood out there
The first four parts of the annual salary survey appeared right here in RDH eVillage. The fifth part appeared in the January 2011 issue of RDH magazine. The article attempted to capture the "mood" of hygienists about their profession all across the country. Click to continue
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Video Interviews
Interview with Maria Perno Goldie
Goldie, the editorial director of RDH eVillage Focus, chats about the Institute of Medicine report, "Advancing Oral Health in America," as well as progress with the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. Click to continue
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Interview with JoAnn Gurenlian
Gurenlian, a columnist for RDH magazine, talks about her upcoming May column, where she writes about how dental hygiene students' support of each other is very inspirational. Click to continue
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