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This Month’s Features

Promote Ergonomic Health

A wide array of interventions and therapies is available to help dental hygienists stay healthy and reduce pain.

Continuing Education

What You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

While the utilization of these cosmetic enhancements has become more prevalent in the dental setting, their use is not without risk.

Effects of Immunosuppressive Medications on Oral Health

Oral health professionals need to be prepared to detect and manage the many oral manifestations of these pharmaceuticals.

Managing Patients Undergoing Cancer Therapy

Dental hygienists must be knowledgeable about cancer therapies and the implications for oral healthcare.

Caring for Patients With Alzheimer Disease

The provision of comprehensive, person-centered care for individuals with this neurodegenerative condition is key to maintaining quality of life.


Editor’s Note

Promoting Oral Health Equity Throughout the US

At that time, dental therapy was just gaining prominence in the United States, and there was much speculation about its future. Would it last? Would it be effective? Would it be accepted as mainstream?

Ask the Expert

How to Discuss Fees With Patients

How can I ascertain whether the fees for the procedures I am providing are appropriate? I have had patients ask me about the costs involved for specific treatments and I am not sure how to handle this. Dentists can charge whatever they want for their services but standards do exist. A dental fee guide, which is [...]

Products and Services

Unique Dental Hygienist Training Program Offers Ongoing Support and Coaching

At Tend, dental hygienists feel supported and prepared to do their jobs—and it’s thanks to our unique training program.

November 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Improve Your Ergonomics and Aerosol Control

ErgoFinger® is key to safe, efficient, and comfortable high-volume evacuation.

Newsline + Industry Info

Therapeutic Rinses May Help Curb Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

While therapeutic mouthrinse is often prescribed to help control oral biofilm and for other preventive uses, researchers continue to investigate whether such rinses may reduce or help neutralize SARS-CoV-2 in the oral cavity.


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