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What dental assistants need to know about a new toothpaste product (video)

Dec. 10, 2018
There's a new toothpaste from Colgate that dental assistants need to know about. It promotes whole mouth health, and here's how DAs can explain that to their patients.
Kevin Henry, Cofounder,

While attending the recent Greater New York Dental Meeting, I sat down with Barbara Shearer, PhD, director of scientific affairs for Colgate, to discuss the new Colgate Total Whole Mouth Health toothpaste.

As Dental Assisting Digest editorial director, I wanted to do this interview to ask Dr. Shearer not only about the new product, but also what implications it has for dental assistants. In our interview, we discussed the concept of whole mouth health and what impact that has on patients while in the practice. Of course, we know the relationship role that assistants have with their patients, so I asked Dr. Shearer what assistants need to know about this new concept and new product.

Watch the short video here to learn more about the product and what you need to know in order to discuss the new toothpaste and concept of whole mouth health with your patients.

Read the Colgate press release here for more information.

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About the Author

Kevin Henry | Cofounder,

With more than 20 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report and managing editor for Dental Economics. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief for He has spoken to dental assistants throughout the world, in person and through the Dental Assistant Nation podcast series, reminding them of the important role they play every day in their practice. He is also certified as a DiSC trainer, helping dental practices learn how to understand each other better through personality assessments and training.