Yearly Archives: 2016


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Master Infection Control in Your Practice

NEW Summary of Infection Prevention Practices This March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings:  Basic Expectations for Safe Care. OSAP describes this document as “a plain language summary” of its 2003 (and later) guidelines for infection control. Healthcare workers should use this […]


Stretches for Dental Hygienists

Why Stretches for Dental Hygienists Matter According to the West Coast District Dental Association, pain in dental workers has been on the rise since the 1960’s. Studies have shown that longer procedures and fewer breaks are contributing to muscular imbalances, decreased blood flow(ischemia) and impaired vertebral disk movement, as well […]

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Dental in the News: Fluoridated Water and Fluoride Varnish

Better Dental Health for 70 years Better dental health doesn’t just depend on dentistry. To prove it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that community water fluoridation is one of the “ten great achievements of the 20th century.”  This triumph in public health has contributed to the fact that “each generation born […]