dental hygiene

Introducing the Modern Hygienist Editorial Advisory BoardGet to know the five experts who will serve on the board.
Are fluoride varnishes really all the same?
Are fluoride varnishes really all the same?In this sponsored article from 3M Oral Care, five hygienists explain their approach to fluoride and varnish application.
New study finds that dental visits can reduce the risk for pneumonia
New study finds that dental visits can reduce the risk for pneumoniaDental cleanings do more than just keep teeth and gums healthy, they can even prevent deadly diseases.
2016 Annual State of Dental Hygiene survey: Part II
2016 Annual State of Dental Hygiene survey: Part IIModern Hygienist conducted its first Annual State of Dental Hygiene survey to see how hygienists felt about the profession.
2016 Annual State of Dental Hygiene survey: Part III
2016 Annual State of Dental Hygiene survey: Part IIIModern Hygienist conducted its first Annual State of Dental Hygiene survey to see how hygienists felt about the profession.
California withdraws approval of Concorde dental hygiene campus
California withdraws approval of Concorde dental hygiene campusThe investigation into the campus was initiated after student, administration and faculty complaints to the DHCC. Students reported a lack of education on infection control, with senior students stating there was no mention of spore testing in their curriculum.
7 ways to promote oral health during orthodontics
7 ways to promote oral health during orthodonticsHave you ever had a tough time convincing your patient to brush and floss? After this week’s recent debacle about no flossing, I think we can all agree, improving oral hygiene is a challenge for most patients. With anti-flossing ads stringing across every media site, let’s review seven ways you can increase oral hygiene in your orthodontic patients.
5 myths about the mouth - DebunkedWorking in dentistry, we hear a lot of things patients think are true when it comes to oral health. It’s easy for these myths to be perpetuated online, but just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true. Here are five myths where the record needs to be set straight with the truth.
A game changer: 2017 will bring a new CDT code for gingivitisFor all of the history of Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding, there have been no truly accurate codes that can be used for the treatment this patient needs. In 2017, that story will change. Yet, we must guard against misuse of this new code and not miss the disease present
Call for dentists and hygienists to take a survey to help shape future dental policiesFor many individuals, access to quality dental care is an obstacle to health. Some of the potential solutions for this problem involve the creation of new workforce models, which can be controversial.