Has Your Dental Unit Waterline Become a Bacterial Metropolis? ecervello@hu-f… Mon, 07/15/2019 - 20:21

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Dental Waterlines Clean

For decades, dental professionals have known microorganisms were colonizing the waterlines of their dental units. Ample evidence shows the narrow tubing, low flow rates, and frequent stagnation periods found in water delivery systems create the ideal metropolis for biofilms. These slimy mats of bacteria cling to the walls of the plastic tubes, sloughing off countless individual organisms into the water as it passes by.

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Gingivitis: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

How New Approaches to Biofilm Management are Transforming Preventive Care

By Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

One of my favorite ways to decompress as a practicing dental hygienist, speaker, business owner and thought leader is to schedule a lunch or happy hour with my friend Debi Dencek, who is an RDH and entrepreneur. I adore Debi’s sharp mind and unique wit, and she and I both share countless provocative ideas about the dental industry. It is always fun to enjoy a glass of wine while sitting across from her and debating key topics.

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Infection Prevention – Is Your Practice Doing Enough?

Compliance Enters the Digital Age with the GreenLight Dental Compliance Center™ by Hu-Friedy

Ask any dentist about their infection prevention program, and they’re likely to express confidence that they’re fully compliant with all relevant regulations. But is that really the case? The slow drip of infection prevention breach stories making news around the country would suggest that compliance is more of an issue than some would like to admit.

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Four Ways to Improve the Patient Experience at Your Dental Practice

How Elevating the Patient Experience can Grow Customer Loyalty

In many ways, dental patients are just like any other type of consumer. The more satisfied your patients are with their experiences at your practice, the more likely they will be to return, keep their appointments, agree to new procedures, and refer your practice to others.

Coming Clean on Infection Control in the Dental Office kbrown@hu-friedy.com Tue, 05/01/2018 - 20:40

Are You Doing Enough to Keep Patients and Practitioners Safe?

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Purple Reign

Celebrating the powerful impact of the dental hygienist!

It's National Dental Hygiene Month in the United States. Each year, October marks the start of autumn weather, the return of sweaters, and awareness of oral health and the dental hygiene career. Every day, dental hygienists work tirelessly on behalf of patients.