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Dental hygiene and oral health resources

We have assembled a number of resources for dental hygiene professionals as well as those concerned about their dental and oral health.

IFDH 2021 Survey #5: Pediatric Patients

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The IFDH is fielding its fifth survey. This survey will help to better understand global Dental Hygienists’ practices regarding pediatric patients.

We look forward to you participating in this simple survey, before November 21, 2021.

It only takes about 5 minutes.

Click here to participate.

We thank P&G for their support of this program. As with the other surveys, a summary of results will be jointly developed by IFDH and P&G to post online, share via social media and use in scientific exchange materials. Also consistent with previous surveys, no personal information is collected. By taking the survey, respondents consent to have their anonymous responses used for these purposes.

IFDH 2021 Survey #4: The Oral-Systemic Link

The Oral-Systemic Link

The IFDH has recently completed a survey of its members to explore dental hygienists' knowledge and practices regarding the link between oral and overall health. This was the 4th in a series or surveys to help identify opportunities for future educational programs.

We thank P&G for their support of this program.

Click here for a summary of the results.

 

 

IFDH 2020 Survey #3: Electric Toothbrushes

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The IFDH has recently completed a survey of its members to better understand global Dental Hygienists' recommendation practices and information resources for electric toothbrushes.

This is the third of our survey series through the end of 2020, which will provide insights to help us identify opportunities for educational programs.

We thank P&G for their support of this program. Click here for a summary of the results.

IFDH 2020 COVID-19 Survey Summary

Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists

COVID-19

The IFDH has recently completed a survey of its members to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on global Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists and how we can best meet their needs.

Click here for a summary and the results from almost 10,000 participants.

Click here for IFDH COVID Survey quoted in NY Times

This is the second of our survey series that will run through the end of 2020 (approximately one survey every 6 months), which will provide insights to help us identify opportunities for educational programs. We thank P&G for their support of this program.

IFDH 2019 Toothpaste Survey Summary

The IFDH recently fielded the first in its survey series to explore dental hygienists' knowledge about fluoride dentifrices, including resources used for decision-making when providing recommendations to their patients. Survey results will identify common information sources and knowledge gaps across regions to guide future educational programs.

We thank P&G for their support of this program. Click here for more information.

Facts about Dental Hygienists and oral health

General information and facts about dental hygienists and oral health in a question and answer format.

Links to related sites

A list of links to sites related to dental hygiene, dental health and oral health.

Books on dental hygiene

List of popular books for those concerned about their dental health as well as for professionals.

Oral health and other resources

'What is a Dental Hygienist?'
Download the leaflet for your patients, practice and professional colleagues.

Other Resources

Dental Hygiene Research Toolkit
Developed by the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice.

Educator's Guide for Teaching Research
Developed by the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice.


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Colgate
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Pierre Fabre
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