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Ensure Proper Infection Control

Today’s oral health professionals work with a variety of rapidly changing technologies during the delivery of patient care. Understanding how to manage technology in the dental setting requires knowledge and application of infection control…

Choosing the Right Gloves

Oral health professionals are at daily risk of disease exposure, and gloves provide the most important barrier to disease transmission.

To Floss or Not to Floss

Floss has long been the primary device recommended for cleaning between teeth as part of patients’ daily self-care regimens.

Managing the Misuse of Opioids

Prescription drug misuse—taking medication originally intended for therapeutic use in a manner other than prescribed—commonly takes the form of opioid, stimulant, and central nervous system depressant misuse. For decades, prescription…

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Treating pediatric patients involves unique challenges and complications. Because children are especially vulnerable during their formative years, the responsibility to maintain or restore health places an additional burden on clinicians.

Improve Ergonomics With Coaxial Illumination

The physical stress of clinical dental hygiene practice is an occupational risk factor for developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Coaxial illumination, combined with magnification, can improve visual acuity, ergonomics, and diagnostic…