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Christine Colfer, RDH

Christine Colfer, RDH
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Christine Colfer, RDH, is a practicing clinician in Paoli, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about improving the oral health of all her patients through education and personalized care built on long-term relationships. Christine believes in treating patients as a whole by taking into consideration their overall health both physically and psychologically.

When not in the operatory, Christine enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and daughter. Among other things she loves reading, cooking, trips to Disney World and trivia games.

Meeting the Dental Hygiene Needs of Geriatric Patients

According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2030, every baby boomer in the United States will be over the age of 651. Why is that fact important to us as Dental Hygienists? It is extremely significant, considering a ballooning geriatric population, 78 million by the year 2035 to be exact, will make up a significant portion...

Local Anesthesia Without the Needles?

If there’s one thing dental patients hate more than fillings and root canals, it’s needles. The anxiety associated with receiving a shot at their dental appointment is one of the most common reasons patients cite for their fear of the dentist. Unfortunately, there have not been many options for providing local anesthesia that did not require a shot in the...

Dental Hygienists and the Business of Dentistry

As dental hygienists we see ourselves as clinicians, educators, patient advocates, sometimes we might even feel like therapists, but there is one aspect of our role in the operatory many of us shy away from, the business of dentistry. Yes, dentistry is a medical service, and it exists to provide valuable care to its patients, but it also exists...

The Anti-Fluoride Revival

There are few breakthroughs in dental medicine that can compare to the effectiveness and poetically simple discovery of fluoride for the use of caries prevention. We know through education and experience that fluoride is an indispensable component of our fight against tooth decay. As dental professionals, it can be easy to take for granted this ally in dental health...

Beating the Dental Hygiene Blahs

I can still remember how it felt in those first few months out of hygiene school. The anxiety over finding a job, the thrill of landing one, and the excitement of finally being able to practice Dental Hygiene as a clinician in private practice. It was all so new and exhilarating, like setting off on an adventure into my...

Cutting through the Premedication Confusion

To premedicate or not to premedicate, that is the question, and it has become an increasingly difficult question to answer. New clinical research and recommendations are colliding with long-held, but outdated, protocols to create the perfect storm of confusion for clinicians. Add to that the controversy regarding the overuse of antibiotics, and it becomes apparent that this issue is...

How Appropriate is Botox in the Dental Office?

There is a new treatment option making its way into dental offices around the country. It’s a little bit controversial but enormously innovative. The dental professionals that choose to offer this treatment and embrace its potential in the dental field will need to get past some preconceived notions first though. That is because this innovative new treatment is Botox...