Top 10 Modern Hygienist Articles of 2020

Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report December 2020, Volume 54, Issue 12

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When coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first hit and the severity of the virus became well known last spring, there were plenty of concerns and reports on just how risky the profession of dental hygiene is. Top topics when dental practices were shut down for several weeks earlier this year included just how risky it is for hygienists to perform their jobs during a pandemic and what steps should be taken to protect all dental care providers post COVID-19.

It’s no surprise that hygienists wanted to get as much information as possible about how the virus spreads, how to see patients going forward, how to use and acquire the much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), and anything and everything that dealt with advice and protocols during a pandemic.