Polishing


The Tipping Point for Air Polishing

Research continues to show that air polishing may be a valuable addition to the hand and ultrasonic instrumentation armamentarium during periodontal therapy.
By Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS

Polishing Protocol

There are many factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate polishing agent during prophylaxis.
By Sharon L. Mossman, RDH, EdD

Follow the Evidence

Dental hygienists need to adhere to evidencebased polishing protocols when performing this common procedure.
By Caren M. Barnes, RDH, MS

The Evolution of Air Polishing

This dynamic technique is a helpful addition to the dental hygiene armamentarium.
By Sandra Pence, RDH, MS

Polishing Update

Innovative ideas add a new dimension to one of dental hygiene’s most long-standing procedures.
By Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD

Material Selection and Maintenance

By staying abreast of today’s restorative materials, clinicians will be prepared to safely and effectively care for them.
By Sharon L. Mossman, RDH, EdD

Subgingival Air Polishing

The use of glycine powder with this new technique may offer benefits to periodontal and implant maintenance therapy. By Diane M. Daubert, RDH, MS

Polishing Particulars

Although polishing is a basic procedure in dental hygiene care, there is new research about its effects on restorations and the efficacy of prophy paste additives.
By Sandra Pence, RDH, MS

Polishing Basics

While the research on tooth polishing is not robust, available evidence suggests that a conservative approach is most effective. By Sandra Pence, RDH, MS

Shining a New Light on Selective Polishing

Selective polishing is no longer a viable therapeutic approach as polishing the entire dentition produces better outcomes.
By Caren Barnes, RDH, MS



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