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  • Volume 43, Issue 9 (October 2023)

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    Many patients suffer from dry mouth; TheraBreath can provide relief.
    Patient Care

    Chairside Impact: TheraBreath Dry Mouth Oral Rinse

    Many patients suffer from dry mouth, so it's crucial for hygienists to understand the condition, causes, and best treatments.
    Rcc Influencer Megen Elliott
    RDH Community Connections

    RCC Spotlight: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA

    In just 10 years, Megen Elliott has packed a lot into her dental career, and she encourages her peers to do the same. Her career has encompassed many efforts to encourage her ...
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    Nurses are in the ideal position to help assess patients' oral health.
    Career & Profession

    Interprofessional oral health guidance for doctor of nursing practice students

    Oral diseases are one of the most prevalent conditions in the world, and nurses are in the ideal position to help assess patients' oral health.
    Adpie And P4 Medicine Oral Health Preventive Care
    Patient Care

    Proactive dental care for overall wellness: Harnessing the power of P4 medicine in oral health

    P4 medicine emphasizes the use of predictive tools to identify oral-systemic disease risks at an early stage, so preventive measures can be employed. Will dentistry follow medicine...
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    Chronic Inflammatory Periodontal Disease
    Patient Care

    What is chronic inflammatory periodontal disease (CIPD)?

    Medicine fully embraces controlling sources of systemic inflammation as an important strategy for reducing disease risk. But Dr. Tim Donley says dental professionals are inadequately...

    More content from Volume 43, Issue 9 (October 2023)

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    Dental Waterline Maintenance Sterisil
    Water Safety

    Making dental unit waterline maintenance simpler and easier

    Oct. 20, 2023
    Dental unit waterline maintenance can be complex and time-consuming. The Sterisil SMART system simplifies the process into two easy steps, giving you more time to focus on your...
    Lichen Planus

    White lesions of the oral cavity and oral-systemic health: A review for the dental hygienist

    Oct. 19, 2023
    This review of oral white lesions and their identifying factors can be a guide for dental hygienists to determine whether referral to a specialist is necessary.
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    Periodontal Disease Bacteria
    Patient Care

    The complexities of P gingivalis: How to optimize the periodontal outcome

    Oct. 17, 2023
    When treating periodontally involved patients, we need to think comprehensively about the root cause of their disease. They could be battling red-complex bacteria that increase...
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    Geriatric Dentistry
    Patient Care

    The golden years: Considerations for our geriatric patients

    Bethany Montoya, BAS, RDH, looks at the geriatric population and suggests ways dental professionals can support their physical and emotional well-being.
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    Wellness for dental hygienists

    Wellness for dental hygiene professionals: It starts with you

    To help others, you must first help yourself. These eight pillars of wellness will guide you on your self-care journey.
    Down Sydrome Dental Patient
    Patient Care

    Dental care for patients with Down syndrome: Understanding the challenges and accommodations

    Learning about your patients with Down syndrome will enable you to provide them with more personal care. You'll make them more comfortable, which will lead to better dental care...
    Dental hygienists enjoy each other's company at the UOR welcome reception, hosted by Patterson Dental.
    RDH Community Connections

    Get ready for another great year of RDH Community Connections

    Going into its fifth year, the popular RDH Community Connections program will expand to include how hygienists make a difference in their communities.
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    Oral Care Pregnancy
    Patient Care

    Oral care before, during, and after pregnancy: Building blocks for a healthy baby

    Dental hygienists know the importance of good oral health for expectant mothers. But the truth is, our role in helping grow healthy babies starts well before pregnancy. Biological...