Developments in Oral Disease Prevention

Released: Monday, June 13, 2022

Expires: Monday, June 30, 2025

Commercial Supporters: Henry Schein Dental, Xlear, Burst, Orascoptic, DMG America, TePe, Waterpik

This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that explores commonly recommended and effective oral hygiene practices and adjunctive oral hygiene aids that should be used by patients as part of their home care regimens to improve oral health. A second article explains how understanding the features of toothbrushes and how they work can help patients maintain oral hygiene in a proper and effective manner. A third article describes how the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) seeks to help dental hygienists provide optimal oral health for every American. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now! 


CE: Optimizing Oral Hygiene Home Care: Recommendations for Dental Patients
Brett J. Silvers, DMD; and Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
Dysbiotic oral biofilm accumulation is a key factor in the pathogenesis of many common oral diseases, such as caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis. Biofilm removal is therefore highly important for maintaining oral health, and most oral hygiene practices can be performed as part of home care regimens. A thorough understanding of the armamentarium available will provide dental professionals with the necessary expertise to recommend appropriate adjunctive oral hygiene aids and techniques for their patients.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Cost: $0
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC

Form and Function in Toothbrushes: How Design Developments Affect Your Patients’ Oral Hygiene Routines
Ahmed Hassan, BDSc (DH); and Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH
An impressive range of toothbrush designs and features have been developed to meet patients’ needs. Evidence indicates that everything from miswak chewing sticks to advanced smart toothbrushes can prove to be viable options for a strong oral hygiene routine.

Removing Barriers to Preventive Oral Healthcare
Michele Braerman, RDH, BS
The goal of optimal oral health for every American depends on the ability of the public to access preventive oral health services. Dental hygienists are ideal providers of such services, and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in working to unite, empower, and support the dental hygiene profession, ultimately seeks to position hygienists in roles and settings that alleviate barriers to access.

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