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Dental Hygiene - Graduate

Resources for students in the dental hygiene graduate program.

Google Searching Tips

4 Ws

  • Who runs the site?  Check for an "About Us" or "Bio" section.  A trustworthy site will have content creators listed with their contact information.
  • What is the purpose of the site?  To sell things?  To educate people?  What does the purpose say about the content of the site?
  • Where does the information come from?  Are the authors experts?  Are claims supported by references?
  • When was the site last updated?  If it's been awhile, then the information is probably outdated. 

Phrase Searching:

  • "oral hygiene"
  • "journal of dental hygiene"

Site Searching:

  • site:gov

Synonym Searching:

  • toothpaste OR dentifrice
  • ("oral hygiene" OR "oral health" OR "dental hygiene") michigan

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Where do you start?

  1. Search the community / population websites to find the major oral health / health issues and statistics for that population.  Examples: 
  2. Once you have identified major health-related issues prevalent in your population, search the web and article databases:
  3. Search local and federal government sites for health statistics on the specific population.  Examples: 

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