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This Month’s Features

Caring for the Primary Dentition

Managing teething pain, preventing caries, and educating parents/caregivers are key facets of oral health care when treating young patients.

Improve Oral Health Through Mouthrinse Use

The addition of a mouthrinse as an adjunct tool can provide myriad benefits.

Supporting Sealant Retention

Material choice, tooth preparation, and technique are all important components of successful sealant placement.

Continuing Education

Addressing Multiple Supernumerary Teeth

The unexpected discovery of multiple supernumerary teeth requires a unique approach to treatment planning and oral hygiene.

Aloe Vera and Oral Health

Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties may provide dental health benefits.

7 Steps to the Nonsurgical Treatment of Periodontitis

This protocol focuses on modifying risk factors, facilitating decisions about the use of antibiotics, and recommending appropriate oral hygiene measures.

The Oral Health Professional’s Role In Forensic Dentistry

Properly trained clinicians can use forensic dentistry to help identify individuals who may otherwise remain unidentified.


Editor’s Note

A Lifelong Commitment to Dental Hygiene

When I graduated from dental hygiene school, I wasn’t really thinking about 10, 20, or even 30 years down the road.

Ask the Expert

What Can Be Done to Improve Tetracycline-Stained Teeth?

I have a 25-year-old female patient with moderate to severe tetracycline staining, especially on the anteriors.

Products and Services

Marketplace for Dental Hygienists—November 2018

A listing of featured products.

Oraqix by Dentsply Sirona

Anesthetic system puts patients at ease.

Cetacaine® Liquid Clinical Kit by Cetylite, Inc.

Prescription topical anesthetic for needle-free SRP.

Newsline + Industry Info

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