Hygiene

by Dr. Thomas Giacobbi
Editorial director Dr. Tom Giacobbi spotlights how great hygienists not only clean teeth but also develop closer ties between patient and practice.
October 2020
by Linda Douglas, RDH
Hygienetown clinical director Linda Douglas, RDH, recaps the offerings for mouth rinses that can help address perio conditions such as gingivitis.
September 2019
This Townie wonders how to broach the topic with the patient.
September 2019
by Andrew Eder, dean and professor at the University of Buckingham Dental Institute
Professor Andrew Eder explores how to communicate effectively with patients about tooth wear.
June/July 2019 - UK Edition
by Dr Kunal Shah
Dr Kunal Shah describes a case where he used an intraoral scanner to treat a case of chronic apical periodontitis.
June/July 2019 - UK Edition
by Dr. Steve Duffin
Dr. Steve Duffin discusses the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat patients in the U.S. and abroad.
November 2018
by Angus Pryor
Angus Pryor discusses how hygienists can become more comfortable with the prospect of recommending products and services to patients, without feeling too “sales-y.”
October 2018
by Mary Jane Livingston and Jennifer Vasquez
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 maintenance recommendations for patients.
June 2018
What goes on during a hygiene appointment? Townies discuss what should happen … and what actually does.
June 2018
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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