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Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

I love it! A personal story by Dubai dental hygienist Raheleh Mahtabpour Feb 28, 2017 | News Middle East & Africa

I love it! A personal story by Dubai dental hygienist Raheleh Mahtabpour

I have always been very passionate about dental hygiene education and spreading oral health and hygiene awareness in schools in Dubai. Not only do I love the interaction with my patients, but I also continue to learn from them and with them every day. One topic has been of particular importance to me: individually trained oral prophylaxis. A healthier and happier life can be achieved through proper oral hygiene—if one knows how to do it.

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Interview: “I prefer prevention for my young patients” Jan 25, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “I prefer prevention for my young patients”

Dr Dominique Rosenberg is a Paris-based paediatric dentist who has been practising for over 20 years, specialising in oral care for new-born babies and ...

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The importance of prevention Jan 20, 2017 | News Americas

The importance of prevention

Visiting different countries gives us a global perspective of the issues concerning oral health and healthcare. By attending meetings around the world, ...

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To what extent is prevention addressed in dental education? Jan 9, 2017 | Clinical Dental Hygiene

To what extent is prevention addressed in dental education?

It is that time of the year when students are busy finishing their semester at the dental school. For first-semester students, the next five to six years ...

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Proving effective oral instructions in a clinical setting Jan 6, 2017 | News Europe

Proving effective oral instructions in a clinical setting

Despite advances in good oral health care, many patients and dental professionals remain uncertain about oral physiopathology and the concept of disruption of interdental biofilm. Although patients may have bought more oral care products and become more interested in their dental hygiene, many still do not know how to use them correctly. A previous article introduced to the outstanding research done by Prof. Denis Bourgeois, Dean of the University of Lyon’s dental faculty in France. He presented ...

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Why interdental brushes are essential for good oral health Jan 4, 2017 | News Europe

Why interdental brushes are essential for good oral health

KRIENS, Switzerland: Prof. Denis Bourgeois is not only the Dean of the University of Lyon’s dental faculty in France but also a pioneer in research on oral prophylaxis, interdental biofilm management and interdental brushing techniques. He was the first to test for 19 major pathogens in the interdental biofilm known to be involved in periodontitis in young healthy adults. Furthermore, he has suggested interdental brushes to prevent interdental biofilm accumulation as well as to decrease the development ...

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A trail-blazing prophylaxis trainer is working to improve oral care of the elderly Nov 15, 2016 | News Europe

A trail-blazing prophylaxis trainer is working to improve oral care of the elderly

Catherine Schubert is one of the pioneers of the iTOP (individually trained oral prophylaxis) educational programme. With decades of experience as a dental hygienist, she runs iTOP courses across the globe. In delivering the training, she continuously develops her own skills, explains the latest findings and demonstrates how older patients in particular can maintain and improve their oral health. The elderly can be vulnerable, since they are often reliant on their carers for their dental care routine. ...

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Interview: "Are clinics going to allow time for change?" Nov 15, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "Are clinics going to allow time for change?"

About six months ago, London-based dental hygienist-therapist Theodora Little spoke openly about an issue that many dental clinics are facing right now: ...

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Interview: Bleeding gingivae are not normal Oct 18, 2016 | News Americas

Interview: Bleeding gingivae are not normal

Dental care continues to be a topic of much debate in Canada. Around 75 percent of Canadians have periodontal disease of varying severity. Dental care ...

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Interview: “Information will not speak to your heart, only motivation will” Oct 11, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “Information will not speak to your heart, only motivation will”

Polish dentist Dr Teresa Fehrenbach has worked in her field since 1980 and speaks with passion about the importance of good oral hygiene. She maintains a private practice in Germany and has been involved in a programme on individually trained oral prophylaxis for nearly 12 years. During the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Poznań, Dental Tribune Online spoke with Fehrenbach about her work, prophylaxis in dentistry, and her ideas on promoting its importance.

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Interview: “The basic principles of prevention are priceless” Oct 6, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “The basic principles of prevention are priceless”

Edith Maurer Mütsch is a dental hygienist at prophylaxis-oriented practices in Reinach (in the canton of Basel-Landschaft) and Basel in Switzerland. She came to the country from the Netherlands in 1978, secured a job at a private practice and became actively involved in the profession in the local area. Yet, after almost 30 years as a dental hygienist, she decided she wanted to develop her skills further and went in search of a new challenge, which she found as an iTOP (individually trained oral ...

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To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question Aug 16, 2016 | News Europe

To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question

LEIPZIG, Germany: Should dental floss still be used as a tool to combat plaque, caries and periodontal disease? After almost 40 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture have removed their recommendation to use dental floss from their latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And the dental world discussed a recent report which made worldwide headlines and concluded that no scientific evidence has proven the effectiveness of flossing. So: What are alternatives ...

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Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn” Sep 1, 2016 | News Americas

Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn”

Biofilm that can cause periodontal inflammation and caries continually forms between teeth and is almost impossible to reach with a toothbrush. While regular ...

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Interview: Toothbrush first, cleaning after Aug 31, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: Toothbrush first, cleaning after

Barbara Derham is always smiling. She has over 25 years of experience as a dental hygienist, having worked in private practice in the UK and Ireland. In ...

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The flossing debate and what to make of it Aug 11, 2016 | News Europe

The flossing debate and what to make of it

LEIPZIG, Germany: Last week, a story by the Associated Press (AP) claiming that the benefits of flossing have never been properly researched went viral. ...

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