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QUIZ: Test Your Oral Biofilm Knowledge

Enter to win a Cavitron® Plus Ultrasonic Scaling System after taking this quick quiz! The Cavitron® Plus Ultasonic Scaling System is an advanced scaling unit...

6 Underutilized CDT Codes for Dental Hygiene Treatment

The one thing I wished I had learned in hygiene school was how to understand current dental terminology (CDT) codes better. However, this wasn't...

Caviar Tongue: Are Dental Hygiene Patients Displaying Signs of “Aging?”

Caviar tongue is a condition recognized by purplish veins located on the ventral side of the tongue. Veins are normally visible underneath (ventrally) the...

New AAP Periodontal Classification Guidelines

New and exciting things were happening at this past EuroPerio9 held in Amsterdam from June 20th-23rd, 2018. The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced...

Canadian Hygienist Learns a Hard Lesson about Antibiotics and Joint Replacements

Antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment and hygiene therapy was considered an issue, and guidelines were set in place by the American Heart Association...

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