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Let’s Find Out How Much You Know About Instrumentation

Understanding how to implement different body positions and alternative fulcrums will allow clinicians to maximize the use of sickle instruments in calculus removal. How does your understanding stack up on alternative fulcrums with sickle…

Test Your Knowledge on School-Based Sealant Programs

Dental sealants are highly effective in the prevention of caries. To better serve students in underserved communities, school sealant programs have been implemented in several states to provide children with the preventive dental care they…

What Do You Know About Mouthrinse?

The use of mouthrinses can benefit patients’ oral health in a variety of ways—from reducing caries risk to supporting periodontal health. Read on to see how much you know about this important part of an effective self-care regimen.

How Much Do You Know About Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Dental hygienists should learn to recognize the common signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders. Better awareness of these problems and their treatments may result in improved long-term outcomes. Read on to test your…

Test Your Knowledge on Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride counteracts dental caries by enhancing the uptake of minerals, incorporating into the crystal structure of enamel to increase resistance to acid attack, and disrupting cariogenic bacterial activity. High-concentration delivery…

How Much Do You Know About Periodontal Disease Management?

Dental professionals are instrumental in the prevention and management of periodontal disease. Superior knowledge on this multifactorial disease will help clinicians create individualized treatment plans. How much do you know about managing…

Increase Your Understanding of Precision Dentistry

The ultimate goal of precision dentistry is to provide patients with accurate and timely diagnoses and improve treatment and outcomes. This individualized therapy plan is poised to positively impact treatment planning, care delivery, and…

Test Your Knowledge on Ultrasonics

Clinicians should become well versed in the differences in techniques when using magnetostrictive and piezoelectric devices. While these devices are similar, understanding how to use them properly is integral to achieving ideal outcomes.…

How Much Do You Know About Personal Protective Equipment?

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a crucial component of preventing disease transmission in the dental setting. When appropriate PPE is selected and used as intended, it prevents patient body fluids and operative debris from contacting…