Hygiene

Professional Courtesy: Dental Hygienists—Advocates for Practice and Patient Alike
Editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi spotlights how great hygienists not only clean teeth but also develop closer ties between patient and practice.
by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
October 2020
That’s Not What I Learned in School: Challenging Old Practices and Integrating New Techniques
Science is a moving target, and when we graduate, we are notoriously behind the new techniques and information for patient treatment. If you have ever uttered the sentences; “but that’s not what I...
Ms. Michelle Strange
CE Credits: 1.5
Best Swishes
Hygienetown clinical director Linda Douglas, RDH, recaps the offerings for mouth rinses that can help address perio conditions such as gingivitis.
by Linda Douglas, RDH
September 2019
Judge for Yourself: Oral Hygiene Products
Toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash. ... so many options, so little time. But which ones are best for your patients? Please join me for this overview of what to look for in selecting the right...
Ms. Judy Bendit
CE Credits: 1.5
Dental Care for the Neurological Patient
Neurological patients make up the largest percentage of patients with non-developmental disabilities. This course provides insight into the oral hygiene challenges they present, from the beginning of...
Ms. Cindy Kleiman
CE Credits: 1.5
SRP Diagnosed During Periodic Exam for The First Time
This Townie wonders how to broach the topic with the patient.
September 2019
Are You Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve?
This course details how ultrasonic scaling technology can be used for more than the removal of moderate to heavy calculus, and discusses how to implement ultrasonic practices to remove light calculus...
Dani Botbyl, RDH
CE Credits: 1.5
Managing Tooth Wear Through Effective Communication
Professor Andrew Eder explores how to communicate effectively with patients about tooth wear.
by Andrew Eder, dean and professor at the University of Buckingham Dental Institute
June/July 2019 - UK Edition
Dental Hygiene Instruments...What’s Hot, What’s Not, you be the Judge.
Your selection of instruments reflects upon your level of experience, professional confidence, clinical knowledge, and most significantly, the decisions your instructors made for you when they chose...
Judy Bendit RDH.
CE Credits: 1.5
Partner Content: Harnessing Digital Technology to Capture More Detail
Dr Kunal Shah describes a case where he used an intraoral scanner to treat a case of chronic apical periodontitis.
by Dr Kunal Shah
June/July 2019 - UK Edition
Following the Smart Silver Trail
Dr. Steve Duffin discusses the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat patients in the U.S. and abroad.
by Dr. Steve Duffin
November 2018
Winning at Selling
Angus Pryor discusses how hygienists can become more comfortable with the prospect of recommending products and services to patients, without feeling too “sales-y.”
by Angus Pryor
October 2018
New Science in the World of Whitening
Registered dental hygienists Mary Jane Livingston and Jennifer Vasquez answer commonly asked whitening questions, such as long-term effects on enamel, techniques to reduce tooth sensitivity, and...
by Mary Jane Livingston and Jennifer Vasquez
June 2018
How Long Is Your Hygiene Appointment, and What Does She Do?
What goes on during a hygiene appointment? Townies discuss what should happen … and what actually does.
June 2018
Townie Choice Awards 2017
The votes are in—the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2017.
December 2017

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