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This Month’s Features

The Intersection of Periodontal Maintenance and Ultrasonic Instrumentation

Site-specific ultrasonic instrumentation is key to achieving effective periodontal maintenance and supporting periodontal health.

Reduce Caries Risk with Topical Fluoride

Professionally applied topical fluorides are key to personalized caries prevention treatment planning.

Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries with Technology

Advances in technology may help oral health professionals improve their ergonomic posture and decrease occupational injuries.

Continuing Education

Smokeless Doesn’t Equal Safe

Oral health professionals need to be well versed in the adverse effects of e-cigarettes so they can effectively educate their patients.

Preparing For Medical Emergencies

With effective preparation, practice, and review of patients’ medical histories and vital signs, oral health professionals will be able to appropriately respond to medical emergencies.

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy and Oral Health

Addressing the oral complications caused by hematopoietic stem cell transplants is integral to maintaining health in this patient population.

Strategies for Managing Burning Mouth Syndrome

While its etiology is unclear, the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome can be effectively addressed with a personalized patient treatment plan.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Smartphone Smarts

The USA Today article, “Your Smartphone Is 7 Times Dirtier Than Your Toilet. Here’s How To Clean It,” recently made the rounds on the internet and it’s understandable why.

Ask the Expert

Can a Practice Change the Way Dental Hygienists Are Paid?

The new owner of the practice I work in has made some changes regarding the way dental hygienists are paid. The dentist has asked that we decrease our hours if the schedule has openings either at the start or finish of the day, or following lunch. Also, if an opening occurs in the middle of [...]

Products and Services

April 2019 Marketplace for Dental Hygienists

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Dental Hygienist Meets Pen Pal After More Than 20 Years of Correspondence

Graduating from dental hygiene school at Lake Superior College in Duluth Minnesota in 2006, Sherry Morrissey, RDH, began her first job as a dental hygienist in Fosston, Minnesota.

‘Father of Oral Science’ Passes Away

Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, the “father of oral science,” has passed away.

Montana Expands Reach of SDF

The Montana Board of Dentistry voted on Friday, March 8, to broaden the scope of practice for dental hygienists by allowing those with advanced training to apply silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in public health settings.