What your dental hygienist wants you to know about the importance of oral health

Whether the topic is flossing and brushing or baby teeth and cavities, your dental hygienist has important advice. A dental hygienist knows that oral health evaluations can be as important as other medical examinations. Loma Linda University School of Dentistry dental hygiene specialist, Danielle Ellington, RDH, MEd, offers six tips for ensuring a healthy mouth. Before reaching…
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Should pregnant dental hygienists continue to take x-rays?

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…
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Targeting Treatment To Patient Needs

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…
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