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How Do You Define a Dental Hygiene Diagnosis?

A memo I was asked to sign regarding periodontal treatment guidelines does not mention the dentist’s responsibility for diagnosing periodontal disease, advising the patient, treatment planning, or referring to a periodontist. Am I outside…

Providing Culturally Competent Care

I will be treating a patient who speaks only Arabic and has never received professional dental care before. Do you have any strategies for making the first and subsequent appointments a success?