The oral microbiome and antimicrobial interventions

A healthy mouth is fundamental to a healthy patient, and the oral microbiome is important for a healthy mouth. Effective at-home oral care plays a crucial role in taking control of biofilm, but many patients don’t understand the importance of both mechanical and antimicrobial methods for prevention and treatment of plaque and gingivitis while maintaining optimal oral health on a daily basis.

It’s time to help patients take control of biofilm to help shift the oral microbiome to a healthier state and promote better oral health with the help of LISTERINE® Antiseptic.

What you'll learn:

  1. The role of mechanical and antimicrobial methods in preventing and treating plaque, gingivitis and periodontal diseases.
  2. New clinical data demonstrating that LISTERINE® Antiseptic is 4.6x more effective than floss for sustained supragingival plaque reduction,* further supporting how a complete routine of brushing, flossing and rinsing should be the gold standard for oral care routines. *Flossing by a dental hygienist. Sustained supragingival plaque reduction after a dental prophylaxis. Not a replacement for brushing or flossing.
  3. How to help patients implement a comprehensive approach to daily oral care.


Maria Perno Goldie RDH, MSA is a noted researcher, author, textbook author, and speaker and has presented seminars internationally on numerous topics.   She is the Owner of Seminars for Women’s Health and Sex-based Medicine and the former Editor in Chief of Modern Hygienist and  former Editorial Director of PennWell’s RDH eVillage Focus. She is co-author of the textbook: Dental Hygiene: Applications to Clinical Practice. Maria was the 1997-98 President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and is Past President (2010-2013) of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH). She is also co-founder of the International Dental Hygiene Educator’s Forum. 

Amber Auger, MPH, RDH is the moderator. Amber is the 2019 Award of Distinction recipient, a practicing dental hygienist, corporate consultant, and international speaker. She created Thrive in the OP™, a membership course that equips dental hygienists with clinical, business, and leadership skills outside of their traditional hygiene degree.