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General Dental Hygiene Sites
The following pages collect a wide range of web sites related to dental hygiene. Remember -- not all web pages were created equal. Use good judgement and common sense when evaluating websites. Be sure to check for accuracy, currency, credibility and bias when using web resources.
National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice
An excellent collection of hygiene-related links from the USC School of Dentistry
Texas Dental Oncology Education Program
An initiative of serveral Texas dental professional groups and dental schools, "DOEP initiatives are directed at increasing the effectiveness of dental professionals in oral cancer prevention and early detection and management of oral sequelae of cancer
DH: Links for Dental Hygiene Education
An extremely thorough collection of dental Hygiene links from hygienist Margaret Fehrenbach.
"HIVDENT is a not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care professionals committed to assuring access to high quality oral health care services for adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV disease."
Oral Health from the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
A program that tracks data about visits by pregnant women and children to dental professionals. Links on the page point to evidence-based resources for researchers.
MedlinePlus: Dental Health
The National Library of Medicine has put this page together as a starting place for gathering online information about dental health. Although aimed at consumers there is much here of interest to dental hygienists, especially the sections on Latest News
NIDCR Diseases and Conditions
A starting point for finding online information by topic at NIDCR and other government agencies. Some topics include Burning Mouth, TMJ, Gum Disease, Tooth Decay, plus many other subjects related to oral health.
NIDCR: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
"The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to promote the general health of the American people by improving their oral, dental and craniofacial health. "
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Dentistry
This web page from the U.S. Department of Labor's safety website discusses some of the workplace hazards common to dental professions, from pathogens and chemical dangers to ergonomic issues.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health: Oral Health Resources
A web site from the government agency charged with tracking the nation's health, full of reports, articles, fact sheets, maps, and more.