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Supported by: BioGaia, SurgiTel, Florida Probe, GC America, Dental Care Alliance
For dental hygienists who want to stay on top of their game, it’s important to be up to date on the latest treatments and the newest technology. This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook covers emerging trends. A CE article offers insights into the emerging field of probiotics, while two additional articles explore other key advancements, including biofilm management, caries detection, and artificial intelligence (AI). Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
Supported by: DirectaDentalGroup, Pac-Dent
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that discusses protocols for administering dental injections in such a way that helps prevent pain. Techniques include effective communication with the patient, the use of a topical anesthetic, deposition rate, and using a buffering agent. A second article explains how a dental hygienist can reduce a patient’s discomfort by building trust. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
Supported by: BioGaia, GC America, Oracare, DMG America, Xlear
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that covers the basics of at-home oral health care—namely, manual toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthrinses. A second article helps hygienists in guiding patients to the right consumer products for their own individualized needs.
Supported by: DirectaDentalGroup, Air Techniques, Inc.
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook includes a continuing education (CE) article article that discusses infection prevention practices as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and how these standards, which include air filtration, the wearing of masks, and the screening of employees and patients for signs of infection, should be applied in dental settings. A second article explains the importance of maintaining the integrity of the dental unit waterlines and offers steps for ensuring safety. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
By Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Supported by: Premier
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that explains how ergonomic, battery-operated cordless handpieces can offer a meaningful upgrade over corded predecessors and should be considered a worthwhile addition to the dental hygiene armamentarium for the safe and effective delivery of hygiene care.
Supported by: GC America, Orascoptic, SmileDirectClub, Designs for Vision, LumaDent
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article explains how silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in the dental hygiene room is an invaluable treatment offered to the patient for sensitivity, incipient carious lesions that have not broken through enamel, and root caries. A second article describes how offering patients an in-office professional whitening option will increase production and better serve a patient’s cosmetic desires.
Supported by: DirectaDentalGroup, Cetylite, USO Medical
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that compares and contrasts the five amide local anesthetic (LA) drugs most commonly used in dentistry. A second article explains current knowledge of the topical anesthetic agents available and their limitations and inherent risks.
Supported by: 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!
Supported by: Orascoptic, DirectaDentalGroup, L&R Ultrasonics, Air Techniques, Inc.
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook includes two continuing education (CE) articles. The first CE article provides a concise discussion of standard infection control precautions and practice updates and sheds light on why these practices are critical in the dental care setting. The second CE article briefly reviews the important characteristics of bacterial pathogens regarding their ability to thrive in water and their potential to cause infections. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
By David L. Rothman, DDS, FAAPD, FACD, FICD
Supported by: GC America
For more than four decades, fluoride-containing dentifrices have been key in reducing caries in children. Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate with fluoride (CPP-ACPF) formulated as a mousse or a varnish has been used successfully and safely in children, and it has been shown to reduce caries activity and white spot lesions in preschool children. This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that reviews the use of CPP-ACPF in remineralization therapy for children.
Supported by: Air Techniques, Inc.
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!
Supported by: Henry Schein Dental
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook features a continuing education (CE) article that reviews different teeth whitening methods, particularly an in-office technique to reduce tooth sensitivity using 37% carbamide peroxide. An accompanying article describes the importance of a dental hygienist’s ability to educate patients about the advantages and disadvantages of different cosmetic dentistry strategies. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
Supported by: DirectaDentalGroup, VOCO, Young Dental, Paradise Dental Technologies, Dental Care Alliance
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook explores recent evidence of periodontal-systemic interaction and highlights some of the emerging trends in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, such as point-of-care diagnostic technologies and advanced host immuno-inflammatory response modulation strategies. An accompanying article describes how clinicians must be familiar with the etiology and risk factors for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis as well as how to properly diagnose and treat these two clinical entities in their earliest stages.
By Katrina M Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, RF; Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, DHSc, AADH
Supported by: Dentsply Sirona - Preventative
This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook offers two continuing education (CE) articles on the latest in infection prevention, drawing on the experience of leading experts in the field. The dental community has experienced a perceived risk to their health and that of their patients, prompting a new perspective and focus. Learn more about updated infection control strategies. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
By Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
Supported by: Parkell
Dental professionals are becoming more involved in interdisciplinary care, identifying symptoms in the oral cavity that may be indications of systemic disease. Beyond detecting and identifying oral symptoms, the dental professional also plays an important role in understanding when and how to make recommendations that will benefit the patient’s oral health and mitigate oral effects of systemic issues. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
By Cynthia Blendermann Perone, DDS
Supported by: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry
This article provides information to help identify, screen and diagnose common oral pathologies and oral abnormalities.
By Karen Lau, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Supported by: Sunstar Americas, Inc
Diabetes, oral health, and nutrition are interrelated, with inflammation being an important link. This article explains the importance of oral healthcare professionals to encourage interventions in these disciplines so these professionals can help allay diabetes and its complications, along with other related issues, in their patients.
By Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD
Supported by: Philips Oral Healthcare
This article discusses how the formation of oral biofilm can be a major factor leading to periodontal disease and also describes maladies associated with periodontal disease.