Coronavirus impact on dental practices: The benefits of 1.7% hydrogen peroxide

June 10, 2020
Once data is collected from a periodontal standpoint, dental hygienists must figure out how to get patients to accept treatment. Liz Nies, RDH, with PerioProtect, shares some ideas.

Editor’s note: This video was recorded on May 29, 2020.

An important part of treatment is determining patients’ risk assessments. COVID-19 has actually provided dental professionals with a good opportunity to truly practice this step. Liz Nies, RDH, of PerioProtect, talks with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz about how to handle maintenance patients who are now behind on treatment due to the shutdown. Many may not understand why they may need additional treatment when they return to the practice.

What can be done for patients while they wait to see their dental professional? Nies explains the advantages of using 1.7% hydrogen peroxide products, and how it can help with case acceptance, a healthier biofilm, and even the dentist-hygienist relationship.

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]

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