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This Month’s Features

The Crucial Role of PPE in Infection Control

Oral health professionals must prioritize the correct selection and use of personal protective equipment to safeguard against infectious diseases.

The Power of Mouthrinses

Chemotherapeutic mouthrinses, when paired with good oral hygiene practices, can effectively manage a range of dental conditions.

Pathway to Dental Therapy

The direct pathway models to dental therapy education require a diverse and flexible approach to enhance oral healthcare access.

Continuing Education

Treating Patients With Coronary Stents

As the number of patients receiving stents continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important for oral health professionals to possess a deep understanding of coronary heart disease, the role of stents in its management, and related dental considerations.

Strategies for Managing Patients With Special Needs and Disabilities

Through behavioral techniques and treatment modifications, this population can successfully receive much-needed dental care.

Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Tooth Whitening

While oral health professionals are best prepared to 
provide tooth bleaching, the most appropriate method depends on the individual needs and preferences of the patient.

The Role of Cone-Beam Imaging in Periodontics

This modality has a variety of indications — from implant planning and placement to periodontal disease management.


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Editor’s Note

Dental Therapy: Then and Now

The history of dental therapists can be traced back to the early 20th century.

Ask the Expert

Just Say No to Heated Waterlines

We have a new dental hygienist who said her previous office’s waterlines were heated. Wouldn’t this pose a bacteria risk?

Products and Services

Fully Customizable Loupes Enhance Ergonomics

LumaDent Vario Loupes are paving the way for a brighter, healthier, 
and more efficient future for the dental industry.

Unveiling the Secrets of a Bright, White Smile

Pac-Dent iBrite® teeth whitening products provide a 
comfortable and effective bleaching experience.

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