A keen understanding of root morphology and how it provides hiding places for biofilm and calculus is integral to successful patient outcomes.
Emerging research provides preliminary evidence that the adjunctive use of cannabinoids supports the treatment of periodontal diseases.
I have been working in clinical practice for almost 5 years. I am starting to experience pain in my hands, arms, and shoulders. I use loupes and a headlamp. My dentist wants to improve the ergonomics of my operatory. What should I…
Most of the patients I see either outright refuse to floss or lie about it. What are some good alternatives to recommend?
With most dental practices having already made the switch from film to digital, oral health professionals need to consistently evaluate their technique to ensure they are effectively capturing patient images.
Using loupes and lights may help clinicians compensate for visual deficiencies and improve ergonomics, possibly increasing career longevity.
What can I do to reduce the amount of spatter created during prophylaxis?
Use of silver diamine fluoride and the atraumatic restorative technique can help minimize aerosols during dental procedures.
When the patient-clinician relationship is established and shared decision making is incorporated, patients are well prepared to meet their oral healthcare goals.
The skills and knowledge of this key dental team member are needed today more than ever before.
I am currently temping in different offices where I find a variety of mask choices. While, the N95 is top of the line, I am most often provided with a level 3 surgical mask. What is your opinion about wearing a level 3 mask under the face…
While underutilized, this preventive tool is key to reducing the prevalence of tooth decay.
Research shows that both methods are equally effective in nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
I need help starting a conversation with my dentist on why dental hygiene care needs to be completed before restorative work is begun.
Over-the-counter dentifrices containing stannous fluoride offer patients a variety of benefits.