The Dental Hygienist’s Role in Treating Gingival Recession
Proper prevention, treatment, and maintenance strategies are integral to achieving positive patient outcomes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain site- and patient-related risk factors for mucogingival therapy.
- Discuss the drivers for covering exposed root surfaces or treating deficient bands of attached, keratinized tissue.
- Educate patients on proper self-care practices when there is existing recession.
- Manage dentinal hypersensitivity as part of recare visits.
This course was issued in May 2022 and expires May 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.
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