VIDEO: Hygiene Chat – The Critical Role Hygienists Play in the Removal of Biofilm

In this hygiene chat, Dr. Emily Boge, EdD, RDH, CDA, and Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, discuss the critical role hygienists play in removing biofilm.

A big thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring this video series and their support of hygienists in general!

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References for this Video

  1. Global Oral Health Status Report: Towards Universal Health Coverage for Oral Health by 2030. (2022, November 18). World Health Organization.
  1. Oral Health in America Executive Summary: Advances and Challenges Executive Summary. (2021, December). National Institutes of Health.
  1. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. (2000, July). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  1. Vyas, N., Manmi, K., Wang, Q., et al. Which Parameters Affect Biofilm Removal with Acoustic Cavitation? A Review. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2019; 45(5): 1044-1055.
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