Month: August 2020

Ongoing Conclusion

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”

Professional Development Planning and Reflection

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”

Weston A. Price and notable more “modern” others

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”

Water fluoridation and alienation

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”

Functional Foods, Pre and Probiotics

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 and Whitening –

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 and Ecological Oral Health

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”

Action Research, Reflection and Inquiry Learning

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 It was presented twice to professional… Continue Reading “Action Research, Reflection and Inquiry Learning”

The Journey Begins.

“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 learning Odyssey July 2019 – August 2020

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”

Go Ahead - Feed the Animal

Yes, Bears do. (Can't speak for the Pope though.)

Whole Dental Health

My Ongoing First Person Living Publication Reflecting Both Personal and Professional Developmental Changes in the Life of a Client Centred Dental Hygienist

Dr. Danenberg

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Pinot in all its glory, cool Kiwi craft beer plus shitz and giggles of course.

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In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few – Shunryu Suzuki

The Science of Human Potential

Understanding how to be the best you can be. Professor Grant Schofield.


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Loire De Da - Old and New World Wine Adventures

The Land, It's People and their Wine

Off The Plot in Dorset - The Ongoing Journey

Abiding in a life rich in experiences from the leafy down lands of Surrey to the warmer climbs of Nelson