Staying Current

Education for Specific Situations

Airway and Breathing

In 2017, the ADA recommended that Dental professionals screen for Sleep Apnea. Do you know what to look for?

Editor: Pat Pine RDH, COM™

Bacteria

Review the five ways oral bacteria effect our systemic system, the specific diseases associated with specific oral bacteria and salivary testing options. Also, review the red and orange complex bacteria with the important factors to remember for clinical practice.

Editor: Kathryn Gilliam BA, RDH, FAAOSH

Cavities

Cavities are 100% preventable! Keeping your mouth at a neutral pH is the key. Review the products and tools available to monitor pH, increase calcium/phosphate and products for your “fluoride-free” patients!

Editor: Rebecca Comstedt, RDH, BS

Procedure Codes

Descriptions, frequent mistakes, important things to know when submitting a particular code. Includes all the common codes RDH’s use every day; there are more than you think! Also, how are codes developed and when are they updated?

Editor: Kathy Forbes RDH, BS

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Developmental Disorders

Preparing for and caring for the patient with autism.

Editor: Rebecca Comstedt, RDH, BS

Implants

Terms to know, how to assess, must have tools to clean implants, and current research and considerations around implants.

Editors: Shavonne Healy, RDH, BSDH, ICP and Melissa Obrotka, RDH, BBA, ICP

Occlusion

Screening occlusion is a part of the D0180 (Comprehensive Oral Evaluation) code… Do you remember what to look for? Why might premolar extraction be a treatment of the past?

Editor: Rebecca Comstedt, RDH, BS

Oral Cancer

HPV (everything you need to know for clinical practice), best screening tools, e-cigarettes, etc. The face of oral cancer is changing, are you prepared?

Editor: Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

Infection Control

Current terms, service animals in the dental office, recommended resources and more!

Editor: Kim Laudenslager, RDH, MPH

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Remember Porphyromonas gingivalis, or Fusobacterium nucleatum? What does current research say about pregnancy or oral health? How can you determine if your patient has either of these bacteria present in her mouth?

Editor: Rebecca Comstedt, RDH, BS

Premed Guidelines

Do you still premed for Artificial joints? What heart issues are important to premed for? We keep you updated as new information is released.

Editor: Dr James Lichon, RPh, DDS, CLM

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Professionalism

Keep up with changes in licensure; there is a lot of discussion about big changes. We’ll keep you up-to-date.

Editor: Cynthia Fong, RDH, MS