A year to the day 02 September 2020, a reflection on a radical year. September 2019 – August 2020. March the 23rd, is a day I will never forget. I thought, initially, it would be the last day I practised dental hygiene and strangely,… Continue Reading “Ongoing Conclusion”
A New Hope? Re-Registration for Dental Professionals in New Zealand. A Whole Dental Health Perspective, Appraisal and Reflection. “A competent Dental Hygienist understands current biological, physical, cultural, social, and psychological factors involved in dental and oral disease, and in attaining and maintaining oral health”.… Continue Reading “Professional Development Planning and Reflection”
Progressive Dental Nutrition? Relating the Lessons of the Past with the Present. Weston A. Price. “We can now visualise our universe, its light, gravity and heat, its seasons, tides, and harvest, which prepare a habitation for the universe of vital forms, microscopic and majestic,… Continue Reading “Weston A. Price and notable more “modern” others”
Understanding the Nature and Intent of the Anti-Water Fluoridation Movement in the Context of My Workplace – A Whole Dental Health Reflection. If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it is not just an opinion that you desperately want to be… Continue Reading “Water fluoridation and alienation”
Xylitol: In the dock and in the surgery In the Dock Dental caries can be defined as a carbohydrate modified transmissible local infection with saliva as a critical regulator1 and is a disease with a high prevalence in the European Union (EU) 2. In… Continue Reading “Functional Foods, Pre and Probiotics”
Azithromycin – The Final Solution? I have been of the assumption of late that the once “trending” use of antibiotics as a form of adding a “sledgehammer” to the healing and repair process was defunct. I was also concerned about some of the low… Continue Reading “Azithromycin and Whitening –”
Environmental Oral Hygiene – A Sustainable Approach to Whole Dental Health – Introduction and Intention It is Monday, 6th April here in New Zealand, and the world has changed and is now a different place. The roads are quieter, the streets are empty, less… Continue Reading “Environmental and Ecological Oral Health”
Context – The First Step in this Long Journey of New Knowledge Creation through Action Research 2017 This somewhat alternative looking post is the back story and early learning knowledge creation that lit the touch paper for wholedentalhealth.com. It was presented twice to professional… Continue Reading “Action Research, Reflection and Inquiry Learning”
“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher”. William Wordsworth “Does a holistic approach to dental hygiene practice, required as part of my professional standards, align with an environmental, nutritional, and ecological approach to dental health? An authentic, first-person, reflective… Continue Reading “The Journey Begins.”
Mark and Toni’s 2019 Odyssey. New Zealand to Provence via London As we sit on the 07.15 Eurostar train in carriage 4, seats 21 and 22, we listen intently to the ambient pulsing noise of the electric motors, stationary at present but soon to… Continue Reading “Mark and Toni’s learning Odyssey July 2019 – August 2020”
Yes, Bears do. (Can't speak for the Pope though.)
A First Person Living Publication Project Reflecting Both Personal and Professional Developmental Changes in the Life of a Dental Hygienist
Brewing techniques, beer and the ins and outs of running a small brewery in Northland NZ.
Pinot in all its glory, cool Kiwi craft beer plus shitz and giggles of course.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few – Shunryu Suzuki
Understanding how to be the best you can be. Professor Grant Schofield.
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The Land, It's People and their Wine
Abiding in a life rich in experiences from the leafy down lands of Surrey to the warmer climbs of Nelson