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Fluoride Treatment Strategies

Evidence-based guidelines are integral to providing safe and effective recommendations for fluoride use to prevent dental caries. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Discuss the…

A Closer Look at Clear Aligner Therapy

Dental hygienists need to be well versed in this popular technique in order to effectively educate and treat patients undergoing treatment for malocclusion. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be…

Occlusal Trauma and Periodontal Diseases

The implications of occlusal trauma should be part of a comprehensive periodontal examination. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify the relationship between occlusal trauma…

Strategies for Treating Tongue Tie

A multidisciplinary approach to treating ankyloglossia may potentially improve function and quality of life for affected patients. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Explain…

Noting the Oral Signs of Tuberculosis

In light of expanding globalization and drug resistance, the resurgence of tuberculosis in some regions increases the possibility of infected individuals presenting for dental care—thus the need to recognize the disease’s oral…

Oral Health Considerations for Geographic Tongue

Dental professionals should be aware of the clinical features, etiology and pathogenesis, treatment, and oral health considerations for this unique pathosis. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be…

Oral Health Effects of Breast Cancer Therapy

Remaining up to date on breast cancer treatments and their implications is integral to advising this population on maintaining their oral health. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to:…

Caring for Patients With Down Syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, have specific oral health considerations that clinicians should be prepared to address. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify…

Human Proteome Mapping in Dentistry

Proteomics May soon be used to predict, diagnose, and monitor a number of oral and systemic diseases. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Describe the role of proteomics in disease…

Managing Dental Anxiety

Dental hygienists play a key role in identifying patients with dental anxiety and implementing effective treatment strategies. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to: Identify patients…

An Update on Cardiovascular Disease

Educating patients on their risk for heart disease and strategies for prevention can help them maintain both their oral and overall health. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES After reading this course, the participant should be able to:…

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