Patient Care

Does oral rinse REALLY matter?
Does oral rinse REALLY matter?Hygienists weigh in on rinse use—and what you should tell your patients.
Are you asking the right questions about your patient’s health history?
Are you asking the right questions about your patient’s health history?Understanding a patient’s health history can help you provide the best care possible.
[SPONSORED] What you need to know about intraoral scanning
[SPONSORED] What you need to know about intraoral scanningA more in-depth look at intraoral scanner technologies.
3M hosts first annual oral health council
3M hosts first annual oral health councilInternational officials meet at 3M to explore needed improvements in oral health standards.
Make a New Year's resolution to have healthier patients!
Make a New Year's resolution to have healthier patients!What resolutions did you make in this New Year? Make sure that you include your patients' health in your to-do list!
How implant surgery can help both you and your patients
How implant surgery can help both you and your patientsA look at how dental implant therapy can help your patients and how you can give them the care they deserve.
Poverty and the healthcare professional
Poverty and the healthcare professionalA summary of the effects of socioeconomic status, showing all health care professionals the daunting task they have in tackling poverty.
Why dental practices need to conduct risk assessments of patients
Why dental practices need to conduct risk assessments of patientsMost dental practices assess the dental history of their patients at intake. Some go a step further and take a complete medical history for each patient. However, if your practice is truly concerned with the health and wellness of your patients, you should also be conducting dental risk assessments.
5 things to know about cancer prehabilitation
5 things to know about cancer prehabilitationThe dental team is in a position to make a difference to those affected by cancer. Prehabilitation is comprehensive, anticipatory care for oral issues surrounding cancer before debilitating side effects of the disease or treatment develop.
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.