Released: Sunday, December 5, 2021
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This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that describes how dental hygienists can use lasers in the dental office, and, more importantly, if they are allowed to use them in their state. An accompanying article describes how technology impacts every aspect of patient care, as it has elevated available home care products, along with instruments used in the office. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Laser Use by Dental Hygienists: Guide to State Regulations
Angie Wallace, RDH
As lasers become more widely used in dental offices, hygienists are seeking more information on how they can use lasers and, more importantly, if they are allowed to use them in their state. Each state has the opportunity to regulate its own State Practice Act (SPA) and Scope of Practice, determining laser use by doctors and hygienists using lasers under their license. Once a hygienist determines what laser use is permitted and for which clinical procedures, the State Practice Act may also determine whether laser training or a laser certification course is required..
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Technologies and Trends in Dental Hygiene
Ashley Leavitt, RDH
For dental hygienists, understanding new trends in technology in the industry is critical. Technology impacts every aspect of patient care, as it has elevated available home care products, along with instruments used in the office. Among the thousands of products on the market, the latest air polishers, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes are essential to evaluate professionally for next-level preventive care. .