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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2028. ID # 209722.
Released: Friday, October 6, 2023
Expires: Saturday, October 31, 2026
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For dental hygienists who want to stay on top of their game, it’s important to be up to date on the latest treatments and the newest technology. This Inside Dental Hygiene eBook covers emerging trends. A CE article offers insights into the emerging field of probiotics, while two additional articles explore other key advancements, including biofilm management, caries detection, and artificial intelligence (AI). Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Probiotics in Periodontics
Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, MEd, RF
While hundreds of microorganisms have been documented as components of the oral cavity, it is the delicate balance of these microorganisms that critically determines the onset, or stabilization, of diseases. This article critically examines the root cause of the delicate shift from health to disease of the periodontium, dental clinicians’ role in mitigating this shift, and the integration of probiotics containing L. reuteri for optimal patient outcomes.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
New Technology for the Dental Hygienist
Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, CDIPC
This article examines some of the recent technological advancements in dentistry and explores the transformative impact of technology on patient care.
Artificial Intelligence and the Hygienist
Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd
This article describes the many forms of AI that have made their way into the dental industry, allowing practices to automate effective communication with patients, evaluate clinical key performance indicators, and improve the accuracy and consistency of radiologic evaluations and periodontal charting.