Identifying and treating patients with periodontal disease is an important component of dental and dental hygiene practice.
Oral health professionals can support a child’s optimal growth and development by screening for sleep-related breathing disorders.
Detecting syphilis early is integral to its successful treatment.
In conjunction with scaling and root planing, antibiotics and antimicrobials can be effective additions to the periodontal therapy armamentarium.
Patient care and team building are supported by highly effective interpersonal communication skills.
A high number of low-income students ages 6 to 11 (6.5 million) are lacking dental sealants due in part to state-based regulations and policies that limit or prohibit dental hygienists from sealing children’s teeth at schools, a recent Pew…