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Vast majority of US dentists increase pay for dental teams

CHICAGO, US: Around 80% of owner-dentists in the US have provided pay increases to the dental assistants and hygienists on their staff within the last 12 ...

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IFDH and EDHF issue joint statement on WHO draft global strategy on oral health

For the last three decades, the combined global prevalence of dental caries, periodontal disease and tooth loss has remained unchanged and higher than the ...

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Interview: “Dental professionals can be instrumental in helping” to recognise autoimmune diseases

Taking place from 24 to 26 February, this year’s Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is returning to an in-person format with gusto. More than 250 ...

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A practice exclusively for children: “We turn every appointment into a party”

BERGEN OP ZOOM, Netherlands: Blij Gebit (Dutch for “happy teeth”) is a dental hygiene practice aimed specifically at children. It was started in the ...

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Interview: Correcting your own oral hygiene habits is the best way to help patients

Too often, dental students have to rely on textbook examples or only receive limited practical training when it comes to improving their oral hygiene ...

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“The BOB-App generates more recalls because it changes the nature of the appointment”

Although most oral diseases originate interdentally, the majority of patients stick to cleaning the tooth surfaces only. Jagoda Weihönig, a dental ...

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“Behavioural change is the main pillar of the future dental practice”

Ensuring patients maintain good treatment results and practise good oral hygiene at home is easier said than done. Changing such habits for the better is a ...

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Interview: “It feels like patient-centred care at its very best”

Faye Donald is a multi-award-winning dental hygienist who puts patients’ interest first. She became a certified Swiss Dental Academy (SDA) trainer in 2016...

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Free webinar to cover hygienic workflow in dental practices

NEW YORK, U.S.: The daily routine to avoid cross-infection in the dental office is never ending. However, the consequences of an outbreak are even worse, ...

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Dental hygienist fired for breach of patient confidentiality

GOTLAND, Sweden: The Swedish island of Gotland has been front and centre of the refugee debate after a dental hygienist was fired for releasing the ...

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Interview: “Clip Mirror improves dental hygiene treatment”

PEMBROKE, Ontario, Canada: Dental hygienist Patricia Blundon is the developer of a mirror that clips on to a saliva ejector to aid dental hygienists, ...

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