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Lauren Hapeman, BSDH, RDH
Dental Appliances: Tips to Ensuring Patient Safety while Ensuring Thorough Cleaning
The risk associated with cross-contamination while cleaning dental appliances is a topic that has garnered more attention in recent years. During a dental hygiene appointment, we are tasked with thoroughly cleaning our patients’ night guards, orthodontic appliances, and whitening trays at intermittent times throughout the day. While the hygiene appointment is a balancing act, and we are often watching the...