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Director's Message: What we can learn from Mad Men to increase case acceptance

May 22, 2015 I compare the final episode of Mad Men to case acceptance. As providers,...
community water fluoridation

HHS issues recommendation for community water fluoridation

Apr 27, 2015 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its final Publ...

Treatment and billing guidelines for dental hygiene patients: Plaque-induced gingivitis

Apr 21, 2015 When a patient is a slightly overdue, and they have more than normal amo...

Striving for brand synergy: How Philips rebranded its Oral Hygiene product portfolio

Apr 17, 2015 When Philips acquired the BreathRx, Fluoridex, and PerioRx product portf...

Guiding the patient who wants to return to dental home after the periodontist

Mar 31, 2015 You are treating your 50-year-old female patient at her periodontal main...

Oral health of special needs children prompts hygienist to develop school-based program

Mar 30, 2015 On one typical day in the dental office — amidst the sounds of ringing p...

Director's Message: Keep your schedule filled

Mar 24, 2015 A question I am often asked is, “What is the ideal percentage of unfille...

WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children

Mar 5, 2015 The World Health Organization advises that adults and children reduce th...

Delta survey notes parental difficulties with pediatric oral care

Mar 4, 2015 A new survey of more than 1,300 parents released by Delta Dental, in con...

What Is The Difference: Prophy or periodontal maintenance?

Feb 23, 2015 Many dental professionals stumble with explaining the difference between...

Grant promotes texting oral health messages in Arizona

Feb 16, 2015 A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (A...

Dental coding truths and myths

Feb 12, 2015 Dental hygiene is the backbone of many practices, with much of the diagn...

Measles: Resources for dental professionals

Feb 4, 2015 With the news media closely monitoring the reports from the Centers for ...

Smile Drive campaign targets pediatric products during February

Jan 28, 2015 Throughout February during National Children’s Dental Health Month, Amer...

Director’s Message: Three simple energy shifts you can make to increase case acceptance

Jan 21, 2015 Hygienists are responsible for case acceptance or treatment conversation...

Pregnancy myths and the dental office debunked

Jan 20, 2015 There are a lot of myths swirling around out there about pregnancy and v...

Stop premedicating! ADA review examines treatment of patients with prosthetic joints

Jan 7, 2015 The evidence does not exist to support that the cause of that infection ...

Director's Message: What do passengers and patients have in common?

Jan 7, 2015 Kristine Hodsdon says the human condition is universal whether on an air...

Ring in the New Year by encouraging patients to quit tobacco use

Dec 29, 2014 The New Year is a perfect time to educate patients about the damage that...

The debate rages on – triclosan/copolymer: debunking the myths

Dec 29, 2014 This article highlights the efficacy of dentifrices containing triclosan...

Low pH, soft drinks, decay, and obesity

Dec 17, 2014 The data about soft drinks contributing to dental decay is relatively st...

Antibiotic premedication revisited

Dec 16, 2014 Prescriptions of antibiotic prophylaxis medications have decreased signi...

The benefits of xylitol for your dental patients are numerous

Dec 10, 2014 A very simple product out there - xylitol - can help your patients ...

Is sugar toxic? Some of the latest news for those with a sweet tooth

Dec 3, 2014 There are some new developments in sugar labeling from the FDA that will...

Communication as a part of the healing process

Dec 2, 2014 Communication is key to successful patient relationships and treatment a...

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