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Pickett F.A.,American Dental Hygienists Association
International journal of dental hygiene | Year: 2010

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has established guidelines to determine the risk for non-cardiac procedures, such as oral procedures, when individuals have experienced severe cardiac disease, including myocardial infarction. This is the first time the ESC has developed consensus guidelines to assist practitioners in managing care for cardiac patients receiving medical or dental procedures. Factors for risk assessment are described and management for oral care is discussed.

American Dental Hygienists Association | Date: 2009-05-19

printed publications, namely, magazines, journals and newsletters, all in the field of dental hygiene. association services, namely, promoting and representing the interests of dental hygienists. educational services, namely, seminars and workshops in the field of dental hygiene.

Battrell A.,American Dental Hygienists Association | Lynch A.,American Dental Hygienists Association | Steinbach P.,American Dental Hygienists Association | Bessner S.,American Dental Hygienists Association | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice | Year: 2014

The changing health care environment and societal imperatives indicate the need for transformative change within the dental hygiene profession to serve the emerging needs of the public. The American Dental Hygienists' Association is leading the way toward meaningful change. Background and Purpose The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) has as its vision the integration of dental hygienists into the health care delivery system as essential primary care providers to expand access to oral health care. This article provides data on current dental hygiene education programs and those in development. Also included is a discussion regarding how the dental hygiene profession can better serve the health and wellness needs of society by transforming the way graduates are prepared for the future. Method ADHA's dental hygiene survey center data, policies and a futuristic analysis plus a review of the professional literature describe the current state of dental hygiene education and the profession. A discussion of societal, health care and educational trends that creates the imperative for transformation of the dental hygiene profession is provided. Conclusions Ultimately, the purpose of advancing education in dental hygiene is to achieve better oral and overall health for more people. The profession's responsibility to the public includes evaluating its own ability to provide care and taking the steps necessary to ensure its maximum effectiveness. ADHA is leading this process for dental hygienists in diverse ways. It is imperative that the dental hygiene profession understands and embraces the changing health care environment. Through open dialog and the sharing of evidence the professional path will be determined along with forward movement for the benefit of society and the dental hygiene profession. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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