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Dental Hygienists

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Disease relevance of Dental Hygienists


Psychiatry related information on Dental Hygienists


High impact information on Dental Hygienists

  • This study examines nerve conduction and sensorineural deficits in dental hygienists [6].
  • METHODS: We mailed a survey to dental hygienists in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. RESULTS: Musculoskeletal pain caused 27% of hygienists to decrease work hours and 8.7% to change office locations [7].
  • The prophylactic sessions that were handled by a dental hygienist also included (i) plaque disclosure and (ii) professional mechanical tooth cleaning including the use of a fluoride-containing dentifrice/paste [8].
  • METHOD: The study was a split-mouth, single-blind, randomized clinical study consisting of three identical experiments testing three combinations of toothbrushes (experiment 1: 3D versus Butler; experiment 2: 3D versus Dr Best; experiment 3: Butler versus Dr Best), in which the teeth of the panellists were brushed by a dental hygienist [9].
  • Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and carpal tunnel syndrome among dental hygienists [10].

Biological context of Dental Hygienists


Anatomical context of Dental Hygienists

  • Results indicated that 15 (25.9%) of the dental hygienists reported the presence of CTS symptoms, while 7 (12.0%) tested positive for mild median nerve dysfunction [16].
  • CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Dentists and dental hygienists may encounter patients with implanted vagus nerve stimulators, and they need to be cognizant of developments in the treatment of epilepsy [17].

Associations of Dental Hygienists with chemical compounds

  • Teeth were instrumented with either a Cavitron TFI10 tip, Cavitron EWPP tip, Titan-S Universal tip, or Titan-S Sickle tip by a licensed dental hygienist until each tooth was judged calculus free to the touch with a CH3 explorer [18].
  • U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case of Atlanta dental hygienist [19].
  • Using the Theory of Reasoned Action model, the study addressed the following research questions: What are dental hygienists' beliefs, attitudes, motivations, and intentions regarding SA [20]?
  • The NC Institute of Medicine has begun exploring how to use dental hygienists to expand preventive dental services to underserved populations in federally-funded community or migrant health centers, state-funded health clinics, and the not-for-profit clinics that serve predominantly Medicaid, low-income or uninsured populations [21].
  • In 2000, Mitchell et al. investigated the perceptions of Kansas dental hygienists and scaling dental assistants in relation to House Bill 2724 (HB 2724), which allows dental assistants to perform coronal scaling [22].

Gene context of Dental Hygienists


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Dental Hygienists


  1. Korean dental hygienists' knowledge and opinions about etiology and prevention of dental caries. Moon, H.S., Jung, J.Y., Horowitz, A.M., Ma, D.S., Paik, D.I. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology. (1998) [Pubmed]
  2. The role of the dental hygienist in the prevention, control and treatment of Dilantin hyperplasia. Allan, S. Probe (Ottawa, Ont.) (1986) [Pubmed]
  3. Glutaraldehyde-induced and formaldehyde-induced allergic contact dermatitis among dental hygienists and assistants. Ravis, S.M., Shaffer, M.P., Shaffer, C.L., Dehkhaghani, S., Belsito, D.V. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and upper extremity tendinitis among dental hygienists. Werner, R.A., Hamann, C., Franzblau, A., Rodgers, P.A. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (2002) [Pubmed]
  5. Dental hygiene self-assessment: a key to quality care. DeVore, L., Fried, J.L., Dailey, J., Qori, C.G. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (2000) [Pubmed]
  6. Nerve conduction and sensorineural function in dental hygienists using high frequency ultrasound handpieces. Cherniack, M., Brammer, A.J., Nilsson, T., Lundstrom, R., Meyer, J.D., Morse, T., Neely, G., Peterson, D., Toppila, E., Warren, N., Atwood-Sanders, M., Michalak-Turcotte, C., Abbas, U., Bruneau, H., Croteau, M., Fu, R.W. Am. J. Ind. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Work environment of dental hygienists. Yee, T., Crawford, L., Harber, P. J. Occup. Environ. Med. (2005) [Pubmed]
  8. The long-term effect of a plaque control program on tooth mortality, caries and periodontal disease in adults. Results after 30 years of maintenance. Axelsson, P., Nyström, B., Lindhe, J. Journal of clinical periodontology. (2004) [Pubmed]
  9. Plaque removal with a novel manual toothbrush (X-Active) and the Braun Oral-B 3D Plaque Remover. Danser, M.M., Timmerman, M.F., Jzerman, Y., Piscaer, M.I., van der Velden, U., van der Weijden, G.A. Journal of clinical periodontology. (2003) [Pubmed]
  10. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and carpal tunnel syndrome among dental hygienists. Anton, D., Rosecrance, J., Merlino, L., Cook, T. Am. J. Ind. Med. (2002) [Pubmed]
  11. Immunology for dental hygienists. Part II: Immunologically mediated disease. Porter, S.R., Cox, M., Scully, C. Dental health. (1986) [Pubmed]
  12. Infection control for the dental hygienist of the nineties. Part 2: Sterilization, operatory asepsis, and instrument recirculation. Tolle-Watts, L. Seminars in dental hygiene. (1993) [Pubmed]
  13. Erythromycin: drug interactions. Gurevitz, S.L. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (1997) [Pubmed]
  14. Dental hygienists' knowledge and opinions about fluorides and fluoridation. Chovanec, G.K., Majerus, G.J., Duffy, M.B., Bernet, J.K., Frazier, P.J., Newell, K.J. Journal of public health dentistry. (1990) [Pubmed]
  15. Infection control for the dental hygienist of the nineties. Part 1: Personal protection and operatory disinfection. Tolle-Watts, L. Seminars in dental hygiene. (1992) [Pubmed]
  16. Peripheral nerve dysfunction in practicing dental hygienists. Conrad, J.C., Osborn, J.B., Conrad, K.J., Jetzer, T.C. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (1990) [Pubmed]
  17. The effect of electrical dental equipment on a vagus nerve stimulator's function. Roberts, H.W. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) (2002) [Pubmed]
  18. The effectiveness of two sonic and two ultrasonic scaler tips in furcations. Patterson, M., Eick, J.D., Eberhart, A.B., Gross, K., Killoy, W.J. J. Periodontol. (1989) [Pubmed]
  19. U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case of Atlanta dental hygienist. Hoyt, G. Survival news (Atlanta, Ga.) (2002) [Pubmed]
  20. A study of Maryland dental hygienists' perceptions regarding self-assessment. Fried, J.L., DeVore, L., Dailey, J. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (2001) [Pubmed]
  21. Assuring access to dental care for low-income families in North Carolina. The NC Institute of Medicine Task Force Study. Silberman, P., Wicker, D.A., Smith, S.H., DeFriese, G.H. North Carolina medical journal. (2000) [Pubmed]
  22. Access to care and the allied oral health care workforce in Kansas: perceptions of Kansas dental hygienists and scaling dental assistants. Mitchell, T.V., Peters, R., Gadbury-Amyot, C.C., Overman, P.R., Stover, L. Journal of dental education. (2006) [Pubmed]
  23. Service mix in general dental practices employing and not employing dental hygienists. Brown, L.F., Spencer, A.J., Keily, P.A. Journal of clinical periodontology. (1994) [Pubmed]
  24. Canadian dental hygienist study. Part I: Demographic and educational profile highlights. Johnson, P.M. Probe (Ottawa, Ont.) (1988) [Pubmed]
  25. The role of the dental hygienist in recognition and management of juvenile periodontitis. Markin, K., Wooten, R.K., Suzuki, J.B. Dental health. (1989) [Pubmed]
  26. Genes underlying familial hypodontia: a review and discussion of the role of dental hygienists in future research. Nino-Rosales, M.L., Patel, P.I. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (2005) [Pubmed]
  27. Infection control knowledge, practice, and attitudes of Mississippi dental hygienists. Daniel, S.J., Silberman, S.L., Bryant, E.M., Meydrech, E.F. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (1996) [Pubmed]
  28. Carpal tunnel syndrome among Minnesota dental hygienists. Osborn, J.B., Newell, K.J., Rudney, J.D., Stoltenberg, J.L. Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association. (1990) [Pubmed]
  29. An analysis of dental hygienist remuneration. Part III. From the results of the Ohio Dentist and Dental Hygiene Surveys. Cox, S.S., Langhout, K.J., Scheid, R.C. Focus on Ohio dentistry. (1993) [Pubmed]
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