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This show is the official podcast for the ADHA! Join us as we discuss relevant thoughts, ideas, and best practices for hygienists throughout the United States. Be sure to reach out with ideas for our show on any of the social media channels!

Your Official ADHA Podcast American Dental Hygienists’ Association

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    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

This show is the official podcast for the ADHA! Join us as we discuss relevant thoughts, ideas, and best practices for hygienists throughout the United States. Be sure to reach out with ideas for our show on any of the social media channels!

    Staggering Loss of Productivity Due to Dental Issues (Ep 136)

    Staggering Loss of Productivity Due to Dental Issues (Ep 136)

    On this episode of the ADHA Podcast host Matt Crespin sits down with Lisa Heaton, PhD, author of a recently published report from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health on the tremendous amount of lost productivity as a result of dental issues. Dr. Heaton shares some of the eye-opening findings from this study as well as mitigation opportunities for reducing the devastating economic burden of neglected oral health. Matt shares updates from ADHA including the latest issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene and continued excitement building for this summer's ADHA 2024 event in New Orleans.

    • 30 min
    From RDH to FBI Investigator (Ep 135)

    From RDH to FBI Investigator (Ep 135)

    On the newest episode of the ADHA podcast, your host Matt Crespin welcomes Christina Reinhardt, LDH/RDH, an investigator for the FBI who specializes in dental fraud cases. Hear about Christina’s unusual career journey that took her from dental hygiene into the world of criminal investigations at the federal level. As the FBI's subject matter expert on dental fraud, she provides a fascinating look into her work unraveling complex cases and the critical role of dental professionals in the investigations. She also offers a sneak peek into what she is presenting at ADHA24 in New Orleans, where she'll dive deeper into the FBI Health Care Fraud Program and how law enforcement conducts the investigations.

    • 36 min
    Taking Accountability For Your Community (Ep 134)

    Taking Accountability For Your Community (Ep 134)

    On this episode, Matt is joined by Lisa Balint, MPH, BSDH, EPDH, and Linda Mann, EPDH to discuss the remarkable community-centric approach adopted by Capitol Dental Care in Oregon. They share their organization's unique and innovative strategies for serving their community. From mobile care units that bring services directly to underserved populations to seamless medical-dental integration, this organization is redefining the way dental care is delivered. Balint and Mann provide in-depth insights highlighting the profound impact this care delivery model has on improving access and overall well-being within the community and how it can be replicated to enhance community outreach efforts. Matt also provides updates from the ADHA, keeping listeners informed about the latest developments and initiatives from the organization.
    Sentate Committee Hearing on Dental Care: https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/examining-the-dental-care-crisis-in-america-how-can-we-make-dental-care-more-affordable-and-more-available 

    • 41 min
    Refueling Your Fire After Dentistry Burnout (Ep 133)

    Refueling Your Fire After Dentistry Burnout (Ep 133)

    Wellness is a critical component of our personal and professional success. With Mental Health Awareness Month in full swing, Matt is joined by guests Dr. Sarah Jockin, DDS, and Adriana (Adri) Forino, CRDH, to share their authentic journeys from dental burnout to wellness and reigniting their professional passion in this episode sponsored by Heartland Dental. They share strategies for battling burnout to help professionals remain well and explain how they personally approach their own mental well-being and keep their fire fueled. Matt shares updates from ADHA including upcoming events and discusses Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month which are also celebrated in May.
    AAPI Heritage Month: https://www.asianpacificheritage.gov
    Mental Health Awareness Month: https://www.nami.org/get-involved/awareness-events/mental-health-awareness-month/ 
    Well-being Index: https://app.mywellbeingindex.org/assess
    Wellness research: https://shorturl.at/bjyC0 

    • 41 min
    AI in Dentistry (Ep 132)

    AI in Dentistry (Ep 132)

    Artificial Intelligence is here whether we're ready to embrace it or not. Listen in as Matt previews newly released research on this topic with Dr. JoAnn Gurenlian from ADHA and Kathy Copas, RDH of Heartland Dental. Learn how AI is being innovatively applied in dentistry and how it might help you, as an oral care provider, improve your patient outcomes and boost your marketability. Matt offers a sneak peek into upcoming events plus some updates from the ADHA in this special episode sponsored by Heartland Dental.  adha.org/AIsurveyreport

    • 45 min
    Innovation in Early Oral Cancer Detection (Ep 131)

    Innovation in Early Oral Cancer Detection (Ep 131)

    Oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer affects over 700,000 individuals annually worldwide. Early cancer detection is critical to improving survival rates. To kick off Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Matt sat down with Dr. Bruce Lieberthal, Chief Innovation Officer at Henry Schein, Inc. to discuss early oral cancer detection. Dr. Lieberthal explains his personal connection and dedication to early detection that has led to his innovative diagnostic work at the forefront of oral cancer detection and new cutting-edge point-of-care technology. Matt also shares other important updates from ADHA. This episode is sponsored by Henry Schein Dental.
    Oral Cancer & The Dental Hygienist, April 27: adha.org/OCW
    New Oral Cancer Fact Sheet: adha.org/clinical
    Oral Cancer Resources: adha.org/oralcancer

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Laylahc ,

THE podcast for Hygiene News!

As a dental hygienist from Texas, I know my practice challenges are different from other states. I love this podcast because it helps me feel connected to the rest of our dental hygiene community and appreciate your work to give ADHA/ national information and state level issues as well. Thank you!

Carrie,RDH ,

Such an awesome experience!

So grateful for the experience and the fact we are in this profession to help lift each other up! I was so nervous and excited to have the opportunity to speak with Matt. He has given me the opportunity to share my mission with the world. Thank you Matt and ADHA!

MI loner ,

Interesting and Relevant

The podcasts are all very interesting. The topics are relevant to what is happening with the dental hygiene profession today. You can tell that the speakers have been chosen based on their expertise. These are great podcasts to listen for up to date information. They also generate more ideas on how to move the profession forward.

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