This Month’s Features
Part 1 of a Two-Part Series: Instrumenting Premolars
The complex root anatomy of these teeth poses a distinct challenge during hand instrumentation.
Oral health professionals need to develop a prevention plan to reduce their risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
Focus on Nonfloss Interdental Cleaners—September 2017
Interdental cleaning is a necessary part of maintaining oral health, and this table provides myriad details about available nonfloss interdental cleaners to help clinicians make appropriate patient recommendations.
Genetic testing may provide oral health professionals with a new avenue to customize patient care and improve preventive treatments and outcomes.
Digital Technology Integration
The following strategies can help oral health professionals implement new technologies into daily clinical practice.
Changing the Trajectories of Diabetes and Periodontitis
Oral health professionals who understand the interrelationship of the inflammatory burden shared by these two chronic diseases will be best prepared to provide customized treatment.
Adverse Birth Outcomes and Oral Health
This literature review investigates the evidence surrounding the association between periodontal disease and preterm births and low birth weight.
Oral health professionals are extremely aware of and conscientious about their own eye protection during procedures, but what about protecting patients’ eyes?
Ask the Expert
Strategies for Effective Instrument Sharpening
Our instruments are sharpened once per month at best. What is the average lifespan of hand instruments that are used and sterilized at least twice per day?
Products and Services
Your Marketplace—September 2017
An online marketplace with listings of the best products on the market for dental hygienists and dental hygiene professionals.
Product Profile: Nupro® Portfolio by Dentsply Sirona
Innovative Solutions for Polishing and Treatment
Product Profile: GUM® Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% by Sunstar
Oral Rinse Is Efficacious Without Alcohol.
Newsline + Industry Info
Student Find Tuberculosis DNA in Dental Calculus
Soleil Young, an anthropology student in the Renee Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse University in New York, uncovered tuberculosis (TB) DNA in the dental calculus of 100-year-old skeletal remains housed for biological research at the Smithsonian Division of Physical Anthropology in Washington, DC.
Colgate-Palmolive has named 12 dental hygienists to its 2017 Colgate Oral Health Advisory Board.
Palmero Launches X-Ray Apron Recycle Program
Palmero Healthcare, a subsidiary of Hu-Friedy, has announced its latest green initiative, Palmero’s X-Ray Apron Recycle/Trade-In Program.
New Law Expands Access to Care
Minnesota has implemented a new law, HF1712, that provides residents with greater access to oral health care by allowing dental hygienists and some dental assistants to perform services outside the clinic in community settings without the patient first being examined by a dentist.