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  • Nicole Fortune, RDH, MBA
  • Melissa A. Obrotka, BA, RDH, ICP
  • Timothy J. Hempton, DDS

Perio Articles

Clinical Decision Points as Guidelines for Periodontal Therapy

The advanced features of the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology/ European Federation of Periodontology classification system will help oral health professionals formulate effective treatment plans for patients in need of periodontal therapy.

The Role of the Dental Hygienist in External Root Resorption

Enabling patients to choose the best treatment option for them is important when addressing this oral condition.

The Dental Hygienist’s Role in Treating Gingival Recession

Proper prevention, treatment, and maintenance strategies are integral to achieving positive patient outcomes.

Supporting Implant Health

Effective implant maintenance is key to ensuring the success of this popular therapy.

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