This Month’s Features
This innovative program expands access to preventive oral health care through a highly integrated care delivery model.
Following are strategies for implementing this minimally invasive option into the caries management armamentarium.
Oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about the causes behind staining, the correlation between oral pH and dental erosion, and appropriate polishing choices for different patient types.
Practicing proper glove protocol will help oral health professionals reduce the risk of occupational exposure.
The dental hygiene scope of practice regarding the use of N2O-O2 differs from state to state.
With a continued rise in the use of off-label drug therapies, oral health professionals need to be aware of related legal and ethical considerations.
From using professional interpretation services to addressing low health literacy, ensuring effective communication between patients and providers is Integral to positive outcomes.
Providing effective care and recommendations to this patient population is key to supporting oral health.
As more states legalize some form of marijuana use, oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about cannabis use, the various forms available, and its effects on oral and systemic health.
Most oral health professionals don't consider themselves public relations (PR) experts. After all, our role is to prevent and treat disease. Yet our efforts to improve oral health can be seen as a PR opportunity.
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While many instrument sharpening companies offer retipping services, it is not the ideal way to replace worn instruments.
Products and Services
A listing of featured products.
The Cavitron® family offers a broad selection of ultrasonic scaling inserts to fit the needs of every practice and patient.
Newsline + Industry Info
Results of a randomized controlled trial conducted in Spain found that scaling and root planing may offer significant oral health benefits to patients with type 2 diabetes.
Vicki Pizanis, RDH, MS, EdD, has joined the American Dental Hygienist's Association (ADHA) as its new dental hygiene education and practice specialist.
Joan Andersen Phelan, RDH, MS, DDS, co-author, with Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, of the popular textbook Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist With General Pathology Introductions, now in its seventh edition, passed away after a prolonged illness in January.
Avoiding the flu may be more difficult than previously believed as researchers have found that it is transmitted via aerosols, not just droplets resulting from sneezing or coughing, as was once thought.