This Month’s Features
Even though dental hygienists have been successfully administering local anesthesia for more than 40 years, consensus on national education standards and utilization guidelines has yet to be achieved.
Dental practices that foster safety in the workplace may see improved treatment outcomes and more satisfied patients and employees.
Dental hygienists are well positioned to address culturally related risk factors for early childhood caries.
Employing remineralization strategies instead of providing restorative care may be the most prudent approach to saving tooth structure.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate polishing agent during prophylaxis.
Oral health professionals should be aware of the oral manifestations of this gastrointestinal condition in order to facilitate early diagnosis.
The use of sedation and general anesthesia may make the treatment of children who cannot tolerate dental care possible.
Receiving professional dental care during pregnancy is critical to maintaining oral health.
Clinicians need to be prepared to provide safe and effective oral health care services to this population.
Dental hygienists are well known as the prevention experts on the oral health care team.
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Products and Services
A listing of featured products.
Ultrasonic scaling system utilizes advanced technology.
Articulation Film With Easy-Grip Handle
Advanced Stainless Steel Produces Long Lasting Instruments
Varnish offers effortless application
Instruments offer extreme sharpness and longevity.
New Instruments Employ Innovative Design
Block Dentinal Hypersensitivity With Double Block Technology
Newsline + Industry Info
Margaret "Peg" Walsh, RDH, MS, MA, EdD—one of dental hygiene's most prolific educators, researchers, and mentors—passed away in January following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Premier Dental Products will donate more than 200,000 Enamel Pro Varnish applications to the 2016 Give Kids A Smile program.
The fact that consuming sugary drinks is bad for oral health is nothing new. However, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, parents and caregivers in Mexico are not getting this message, as their children have high rates of erosive tooth wear.
House Bill 684 was introduced into the Georgia legislature in March 2015. If passed, the bill would enable dental hygienists to work independently in schools, prisons, long-term care facilities, etc, without the direct supervision of a dentist.