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This is the BEST dental hygiene podcast out there! You will get up to date information with some real life application. Michelle and Andrew are exactly where you are, hygienists looking to get better! We may not be experts, but we will do our best to get them on the show! Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or whichever podcast app your use. Please, enjoy the show!

A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast Michelle and Andrew The Two Dental Hygienists

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This is the BEST dental hygiene podcast out there! You will get up to date information with some real life application. Michelle and Andrew are exactly where you are, hygienists looking to get better! We may not be experts, but we will do our best to get them on the show! Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or whichever podcast app your use. Please, enjoy the show!

    TIPisode “Should vs. Is” with Dr. James Younger

    TIPisode “Should vs. Is” with Dr. James Younger

    This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by James Younger, DDS practicing dentist and Founder/CEO of TempStars. Dr. Younger talks to us about “should” vs. “is” and how to improve upon the reality that “should” is. 
    Episode Highlights:
    Should vs. Is The Reality, and what to do about it  Moving past thinking about should/shouldn't  
    Quotes: 
     
    “All of us think about ways things should, and shouldn’t be, but try to resist getting stuck there.” 
     
    “When we come to terms with what the situation is, we can look at what power we have.” 
     
    “If it hasn’t happened, take initiative and start the conversation.” 
     
    Links: 
     
    www.tempstars.com 

    • 7 min
    Improving Perio Diagnosis with Andre Shirdan 

    Improving Perio Diagnosis with Andre Shirdan 

    On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists we are joined by return guest of the podcast, Andre Shirdan! Andre, Andrew and Tameka talk about Andre's Career, improving perio diagnosis with Stat-Ck, and how to have a successful, and fulfilling career! 
    Special thank you to our return guest co-host Tameka Lee for joining this episode! 
     
    Interview Start: 05:55.739



    Episode Highlights 
    Andres Background  Looking at the stats If this, then that Stat-Ck Timing  
    Quotes
    “I went from selling shoes for $9.99 to $999.” 
     
    “When I made the leap it was ‘there is no one at the front desk, and I need you to take over’ and I think that happens to a lot of us.” 
     
    “I jumped into this million dollar business and I had no idea what I was doing.” 
     
    “My mom had a full denture at 22, because of perio” 
     
    “The separation is when people focus on pants pockets instead of the pockets in their mouth, we need to focus on the clinical outcome rather than the financial outcome.” 
     
    “We all get in the boat, we all row.” 
     
    “Everyone needs to have a full, and I mean FULL perio chart.”
     
    “Patients got involved in the care, because they understood it.” 
     
    “Stop shorting your appointments.” 
     
    “Know thyself, come up with your clinical philosophy  and don’t budge from it until you learn something new.” 




    Links
     
    Andres first episode: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/listen/a-tale-of-two-hygienists-episode-26/ 
     
    https://www.thecrewprocess.com/ 

    • 39 min
    “D9932, D9933, D9934 & D9935” Fast Facts: Coding Edition

    “D9932, D9933, D9934 & D9935” Fast Facts: Coding Edition

    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Coding Edition with Teresa Duncan, MS Teresa gives us a breakdown of four codes that are basically the same code, but for different scenarios. D9932, D933, D9934 and D9935 highlighting what do you need to look out for when submitting and dealing with insurance and what are the exclusions that we have to deal with? 
     
    Quotes: 
    “ It is cleaning and inspection of the removables. So you have four different ones because of course, you have removable complete denture upper, complete denture lower, and then you have removable partial denture upper and partial denture lower. So that's why you have four different codes. But really they're very much the same code.” 
    “Some plans are very restrictive on how these four procedure codes are processed. Some consider them to be part of an evaluation or part of the preventive procedure.”
    “The interesting part about these particular codes is it really doesn't tell you whether it's implant or abutment supported any of these procedures could be of course natural teeth adhering to natural teeth or they could be attached to an implant.”
    Links: 
    DentistRX: https://www.dentistrx.com
    More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/
    Teresa Duncan Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com
    Nobody Told Me That Podcast: https://nobodytoldmethat.libsyn.com/
    Chew On This Podcast: https://chewonthisdentalpodcast.libsyn.com/
     

    • 5 min
    TIPisode Helping Patients with Executive Dysfunction

    TIPisode Helping Patients with Executive Dysfunction

    This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by practicing hygienist, international Speaker and creator of Thrive in the Op TM, Amber Auger, RDH. On this TIPisode Amber talks to us about executive dysfunction in honor of Mental Health Month. 
     
    Episode Highlights
    Executive Dysfunction Effort vs. Reward Grouping Tasks 4 Tips for patients with mental illness  Shaming doesn’t work MI Paste One Quotes
     “I in 5 Americans will experience mental illness in a given year.”
     
    “Grouping tasks together can make it easier for a very depressed patient to be compliant.” 
     
    “Many feel their oral healthcare providers do not sympathize with them.”
     
    “Shaming is never going to change the patient.”
     
    “This toothpaste has the ability to penetrate biofilm.”
     
    Links
    https://www.gcamerica.com/products/preventive/MI_Paste_ONE/ 
    http://www.gcamerica.com/ce/alleducation.php
    http://www.gcamerica.com
     
    Amber Auger: https://www.instagram.com/amberaugerrdh/ 

    • 10 min
    Oral Systemic Effects of Long Covid with Dr. Ellie Campbell

    Oral Systemic Effects of Long Covid with Dr. Ellie Campbell

    On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists we are joined by Dr. Ellie Campbell to discuss Long Covid and the risks for patients that contracted Covid-19 and now face prolonged symptomology. Dr. Campbell outlines what symptoms to look out for, and treatment guidelines for patients with Long Covid. 
    Special thank you to our return guest co-host who is an amazing dental hygienist, connector and friend, Machell Hudson, RDH. 
    This episode has FREE CE! Be sure to view your state guidelines to ensure this CE is applicable in your State. You can view all episodes with Free CE here. Take the CE course for this episode HERE
     
    Interview Start: 04:36.745
    Episode Highlights 
    Covid Pandemic to Endemic  Long Covid  Symptoms  Inflammatory Panel  Nitric Oxide  Covid and Periodontal Inflammation: A two way street Mouth and Kidneys - Kidney Stress Treatments  Fundamentals of wellness Three R’s: Remove, Replace, Repair  
    Quotes
    “Sadly covid is not over, it is the gift that keeps giving.” 
     
    “Covid will be endemic, which means it will always be with us.” 
     
    “I got over Covid, but for the next year I am at risk for dropping dead.” 
     
    “Only 20% of these post Covid deaths are respiratory in nature.” 
     
    “Covid was both a respiratory and a blood vessel disease.” 
     
    “Every hygienist needs to know about Nitric Oxide.”
     
    “Nitric Oxide is our best friend, it regulates everything.” 
     
    “I’ve had patients with a-symptomatic infected bone who had their wisdom teeth removed 30 years ago.”
     
    “Besides my lungs, my kidneys got very stressed. I dropped from healthy kidney function to stage three chronic kidney disease.” 



    Links
     
    AAOSH: https://www.aaosh.org/ 
    Campbellfamilymedicine on Instagram 
    www.campbellfamilymedicine.com
    ellie.cfm@gmail.com 

    • 36 min
    “Dental Implants: To Probe or Not to Probe” Fast Facts: Perio Edition

    “Dental Implants: To Probe or Not to Probe” Fast Facts: Perio Edition

    On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, begins the conversation in deep diving around how we now classify diseases of the periodontium associated with dental implants this week talking about whether we should, or should not be probing dental implants!
     
    Quotes: 
     
    “For the first time, dental implants have been located in the mouth long enough to actually develop disease around them.”
     
    “The vast majority of us were taught in dental and dental hygiene school to be very careful around dental implants.”
     
    “When probing a dental implant, about 50% of the PSI or pressure that is typically used around a tooth structure should be applied to identify the base around a pocket affiliated with a dental implant.”
     
    Resources:
     
    DentistRX: https://www.dentistrx.com 
    More Fast Facts: https://www.ataleoftwohygienists.com/fast-facts/ 
     
    Katrina Sanders Website: https://www.katrinasanders.com 
    Katrina Sanders Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedentalwinegenist/ 

    Renvert, Stefan, G. Rutger Persson, Flavia Q. Pirih, and Paulo M. Camargo. "Peri‐implant health, peri‐implant mucositis, and peri‐implantitis: Case definitions and diagnostic considerations." Journal of clinical periodontology 45 (2018): S278-S285.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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176 Ratings

JayBeeRDH ,

Always informative

I encourage all my dental friends to listen in for current information. Many episodes I have listened to multiple times as there is so much to learn. Thank you!

taliastrain ,

Great Podcast

I have been listening to this podcast for a few years. I love the extra information I get each tube. Great refreshers and new material constantly flowing in. I love I get a few CE’s as well. Thank you for keeping it fun and fresh.
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I’ve been listening to ATOTH for years. Love Andrew and Michelle! I especially love episode 302. Talking about the KOL industry is something we need to talk about. Love my amiga Eden and everything she stands for.

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