Straight talk: The importance of fluoride varnish for pediatric patients

July 15, 2015

On a recent Google Hangout, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, chatted with Jen Post, RDH, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, about how fluoride varnish and the impact it can have on patients. “We have a great vehicle to deliver fluoride now in fluoride varnish,” Post said. “It’s painted on teeth and sets up in the saliva.”

15 tweets about dental hygienists you have to see

July 06, 2015

Being a dental hygienist can sometimes be a thankless job. You’re doing your best to improve your patient’s oral health … but they don’t always see it that way. They see you as the person with the sharp pointy thing who makes their gums bleed. Sigh. It’s a tough gig.