A wide array of interventions and therapies is available to help dental hygienists stay healthy and reduce pain.
What sterilization protocol do you suggest to ensure our instruments are truly sterilized but will be simple for all dental team members to follow?
Focusing on deep periodontal pocket topography can aid dental hygienists in selecting appropriate hand instruments and providing effective treatment.
As dental hygienists rely on their visual acuity to effectively treat patients, promoting eye health is important.
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…