As the founder of dentalhygieneanswers.com, Kara Vavrosky has heard a lot of questions this month. Here are some more of the ones that stuck out the most to her.
The Associated Press (AP) came out with a report earlier this week stating there are no proven benefits to flossing. Working in dentistry, we know how important cleaning in interproximally is, not only for oral health but for overall...
Now in its seventh year of recognizing extraordinary females throughout the dental industry, Dental Products Report is excited to announce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2016.
Working 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...
As hygienists, infection control and the safety of our patients is a top priority. But are you and your office up to date on infection control protocols and required infection control training? Here are five infection control mistakes...
You walk out to the reception area to greet your next patient for their prophy. Due to your attention to detail, as the patient approaches, you notice an active herpes simplex lesion on their lip (herpes labialis). Should you treat...
Kara Vavrosky shares five more interesting questions she's been asked by hygienists recently, along with her answers.
What kind of career can a dental hygienist evolve to as the future of dentistry continues to corporate with our medical community? Are you ready for limitless options?
For a variety of reasons (including lack of motivation, dexterity and/or resources) many patients struggle with maintaining proper mechanical plaque removal regimens. To remedy these shortcomings, the American Dental Association (ADA...
The practice of dental hygiene wreaks havoc on the body. Although many ergonomic improvements for safely practicing clinical hygiene are available, most of us do not make it to retirement age working chairside, even part time. Do you...
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