Modern Hygienist

Patient Care

The Challenges Faced by Practicing Dental Hygienists: A conversation with Michele LaBasi, MEd, RDH

September 17, 2020

Dental Products Report editorial director is joined by hygienist Michele LaBasi, MEd, RDH to discuss how moving between states impacted her hygiene career, as well as the impacts on the dental hygiene profession from the coronavirus 2019 pandemic.

Human interaction in a dental office

September 08, 2020

The way you engage with others will make… or break your business.

Let us not forget the dental patient

September 03, 2020

Take a look at how you interact with patients who are suffering, and be sure to treat them the way you would like to be treated.

Mindreading what your patients are thinking

July 08, 2020

Be honest with patients, but minimize the stresses that have become all too common during the pandemic.

Dental Caries Etiology and Personal Oral Hygiene: Let’s Query the Truth Fairy

October 23, 2019

Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) has been around since it was introduced in early 2001. Even though the caries paradigm shifted from a surgical to a medical approach, some practitioners are still spitting out the same tired recommendations.

Pregnancy and xerostomia: What you need to know

September 30, 2019

Exploring the causes, symptoms and why treating this patient population is important.

Celebrating the red, white and blues of dental hygiene

July 12, 2019

Learn how to overcome three common challenges dental hygienists face.

Eating disorders and dental care

July 12, 2019

Hygienists are on the frontline to identify problems and guide patients to seek help. Your favorite patient climbs into your chair, and you are concerned. (I know, you aren’t supposed to have favorites, but face it, you do.) She doesn’t look so good. Weight has been dropping off her since her last visit four months ago. Her skin looks sallow, and the shine and luster in her eyes is gone. The enamel is wearing off of her teeth.

Baby Boomers and oral irrigation

June 24, 2019

Why clinicians must always consider the needs of individual patients and supporting research when selecting a protocol.

How to treat recurrent aphthous ulcers

May 21, 2019

Why four dental professionals recommend DEBACTEROL.