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Why Kids Have Crooked Teeth

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Doctors of the USA welcomes Trisha E. O’Hehir, RDH, MS, to talk about why kids have crooked teeth, the implications and the ways to address this. Some kids have a broad face with plenty of room for all their teeth – all lined up straight. But there are other kids who have a long, narrow face with crooked teeth.  Some call it a horse face. A narrow jaw leads to crooked teeth as there is not enough room for all the teeth.

Trisha is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a clinical and educational career spanning four decades. She is also an instrument designer, international lecturer, entrepreneur and the Editorial Director of Hygienetown.com and Editor of Perio Reports. She has written over 300 articles bridging the gap between scientific research and clinical practice. The cartoon book: The Toothpaste Secret, is based on her dry toothbrushing research.

In 2012, she and two dental hygiene colleagues founded O’Hehir University, an international, online, educational institution providing an oral health promotion based bachelor’s degree completion program for dental hygienists holding diplomas, certificates or associate degrees.

Her awards include the 1991 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota, School of Dental Hygiene and the Warner Lambert/ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award in 1992. Trisha currently lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona where she is the Past-President of the Arizona State Dental Hygienists’ Association.

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