PatientCare-MH

Hygiene instrumentation shortcuts: are they wise?
Hygiene instrumentation shortcuts: are they wise?Hygienists often feel pressured to take shortcuts to beat the clock, but it may not be in the best interest of the patient.
Using diluted sodium hypochlorite to supplement periodontal self-care
Using diluted sodium hypochlorite to supplement periodontal self-careExploring the effects of rinsing with diluted sodium hypochlorite in patients with chronic periodontitis.
Is professional subgingival oral irrigation necessary?
Is professional subgingival oral irrigation necessary?Using evidence-based research to explore whether this procedure is beneficial to patients.
The secret to great customer service
The secret to great customer serviceDo you want your patients to refer their friends and family to your dental practice? Then show them compassion.
Making a case for powered toothbrushes
Making a case for powered toothbrushesAsking questions and reading evidence-based research can help you to make informed patient recommendations.
How to convince teens to care about oral hygiene
How to convince teens to care about oral hygieneMost teens aren’t paying attention to self-care, so sometimes hygienists have to think outside the box.
How RDHs can build their credibility with science
How RDHs can build their credibility with scienceSucceeding with patients requires credibility, which means staying up to date on the latest cutting-edge research.
Parroting the flossing message
Parroting the flossing messageInterdental hygiene recommendations are constantly changing, so staying up to date on the latest research can help you provide better patient care.
Why it’s important to include periodontal probing in a hygiene appointment
Why it’s important to include periodontal probing in a hygiene appointmentHygienists are often pressed for time, but periodontal exams shouldn’t be overlooked.
5 ways to get your patients to brush their teeth
5 ways to get your patients to brush their teethGetting your patients to brush on a consistent basis can be a challenge, but these tips can help your patients realize the importance of good oral hygiene.