The glove is one of the first lines of the PPE combat. It wasn’t until the mid-1980s during the HIV/AIDS epidemic that the glove became more popular among medical professionals and the term “universal precaution” was born. It was “blood and certain body fluids of all patients that are to be considered potentially infectious for…Read More
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Question Miriam wrote: I have a dental hygiene–related question. Are there any guidelines for pregnant dental hygienists about taking x-rays in the dental office? Should a pregnant dental hygienist continue to take x-rays? Or should a dental assistant take the x-rays during the hygienist's pregnancy? We have digital sensor technology, and I am unsure what the actual…Read More
Precision dentistry and medicine are set to transform clinical approaches to personalized care. The cornerstone of precision dentistry and medicine is targeting treatment to a patient’s specific needs on the basis of genetic, biomarker, epigenetic, phenotypic, and socioeconomic or psychosocial determinants that distinguish an individual from others with similar clinical presentations. The goal is to…Read More
If there is one thing that is taught (or at least should be taught) to dental patients at a young age, it’s the importance of visiting the dental practice every six months for a check-up. To those of us in the dental industry, it seems like such common sense, right? Periodic exams are necessary for…Read More
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