Hygiene

Using Digital Photography to Increase Case Acceptance in Hygiene

Have you ever wondered how patients let their teeth accumulate so much plaque and...

The Oral/Systemic Link and the Effect of Patient Compliance: A Review

The oral/systemic connection has become the most overwhelmingly published topic in the dental literature...

Periodontal Potential in Your Hygiene Department: A New Profit Center

How does your hygiene department measure up? Do you know the score? Many offices...

Maintenance Products in Tooth Whitening: Keeping the Shine

It has been really exciting to be in the dental field in the past...

Recruit, Reward, and Retain: How to Build Hygiene Loyalty to You and Your Practice

Whether you are looking for your first hygienist to take over the prophies you...

Enamel Remineralization: The Medical Model of Practicing Dentistry

In the medical profession patients are generally treated 2 ways – either medically or...

Disease Prevention: Caries Risk Assessment

Is it possible to prevent cavities before they start? This is a complex question...

The Extreme Cleaning Makeover in Dentistry

Most of us have watched the reality TV show Extreme Makeover at least once...

The Effectiveness of Conservative, Contemporary, Nonsurgical Periodontal Treatment

The American Dental Association has estimated that 80% of American adults have periodontal disease,...

Reflection in the Glass

As careers in dentistry evolve, hygienists will begin to reflect not only the practice...