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This Month’s Features

Expanding the Oral Healthcare Workforce

Advanced dental therapists play a key role in improving access to care for vulnerable populations.

Best Practices for Surface Disinfection

Improve your understanding of cross-contamination and disease transmission in the dental setting.

Oral Health Benefits of Sugar Alcohols

Often added to dental products, sugar alcohols support enamel remineralization and reduce the risk for caries and periodontal diseases.

A Q&A With Tracy Kiaski, RDH

She shares her experience about working as a dental hygienist in a medical setting.

Continuing Education

Improve Oral Health With Probiotic Therapy

This natural approach can help patients achieve oral homeostasis and maintain a balanced salivary pH.

Innovations in Implant Therapy

Novel minimally invasive dental implant restorative techniques offer increased patient treatment acceptance and shortened recovery time.

Local Anesthesia From A to Z

This review discusses different types of local anesthetic agents, available equipment, precautions, and possible complications.

Strategies to Support Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Individuals with head and neck cancer are at high risk of negative oral health effects related to recommended treatment, which frequently includes radiation.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Beyond the Dental Operatory

What does the future of dental hygiene look like? Since the beginning of our profession, this has been an ongoing question.

Ask the Expert

Update Your Ultrasonic Scaler

My dentist is looking at replacing our ultrasonic scaler. What are the most important considerations when making a choice?

Products and Services

Meeting Patient Demand for Whiter, Brighter Smiles

As tooth whitening continues to grow in popularity, Colgate Optic White provides highly effective and simple solutions that appeal to a variety of patient populations.

The Benefits of Patient Comfort

GINGICaine from Gingi-Pak not only improves the patient experience, it provides a variety of clinician advantages, too.

Ensure the Safety of Your Waterlines

Sterisil’s new Single Operatory SMART Compliance Kit, by Solmetex, provides you with everything you need to ensure the safety of your practice’s dental unit waterlines.

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