The Role of Fluoride in
With a variety of concentrations, application types,
and delivery methods, clinicians can recommend the
right fluoride product for their patients' individual
By Petal C. Leu-wai-see, AAS, RDH, BSDH, MA,
and Cynthia J. Howard, RDH, BS, MS, CCRC
The Safe Use of
Radiography in Children
Pediatric patients are more vulnerable to the effects of
radiation, so clinicians must be prudent when
capturing radiographs in this population.
By Ann M. Bruhn, BSDH, MS, and Jessica Suedbeck, RDH, MSDH
The Bane of
Complete removal of all subgingival deposits is a
challenge, but leaving burnished calculus behind
threatens periodontal health.
By Linda Brookman, RDH, BSDH, MSHS,
and Donna Smith, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP
Focus on Sealants
This annual guide is a comprehensive compilation of
etching materials, primers/bonding agents, sealants,
curing lights, articulating paper, and finishers and
polishers, which can be used in any clinical setting.
CE Sponsored by Colgate in Partnership with the American Academy of Periodontology
Diabetes and Periodontal Diseases
Inflammation is the link that binds these two common maladies.
By Marcelo Freire, DDS, PhD, DMSc
Supporting Oral Health in Pregnancy
Providing dental care to pregnant patients is both safe and necessary to ensure the health of both mothers and infants.
By Susan L. Vogell, RDH, BS, MBA
While tobacco use continues to decline in adults, its prevalence is growing among young people, emphasizing the need for effective prevention and intervention strategies.
By Linda D. Boyd, RDH, RD, EdD
The Use of Lasers in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
The efficacy of this technology as an adjunctive treatment for periodontitis and peri-implant diseases remains controversial.
By Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS