Chico, CA: January 27, 2010—Lares® Research and Fotona announced today that they have received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the PowerLase® AT Er:YAG laser for the removal of subgingival calculus in periodontal pockets with periodontitis. The new indication for use is an important element of the Lares Research laser treatment protocol for periodontal disease: Wavelength-optimized […]
Entries Tagged as 'Hygiene'
February 1st, 2010 · No Comments
March 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Periodontal Program Resources
With all the recent findings linking periodontal disease to overall health, it’s a great time to explore the products available to your general dentist’s office’s periodontal program. Here’s a list of some of the most popular items for your hygiene program, along with links to the manufacturers’ websites:
March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Hygienists in a New Role?
In Canada, a number of hygiene practices are popping up. They offer a boutique approach to dental hygiene where patients can get their teeth whitened, gums checked, and gum disease therapy performed. Here in the good ol’ US of A, we have no such thing. However, Minnesota dental hygienists want to help improve public dental […]
February 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Yogurt Good for Gums, Health
Yogurt has been around for centuries in the Middle East. It came to the US, was mixed with fruit and sweetener, and was sold by Dannon in the late 1800s. The 1950 release of Look Younger, Live Longer, a popular book by Gayelord Hauser shot yogurt sales through the roof. And although the FDA hasn’t […]
February 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Change to Prophylaxis Protocol for Heart Patients
The American Dental Association, Infectious Diseases Society, and American Academy of Pediatrics have informed the American Heart Association that experts believe some heart patients who are administered pre-prophy antibiotics no longer need them. Patients with heart conditions are routinely given antibiotics before prophy treatment to prevent the risk for infective endocartitis, or IE. Those that […]
February 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Male Hygienists
I bet your hygienists are female. It’s a good bet to make, because only one percent of hygienists are male! Read more about this interesting statistic at DPR World or in Modern Hygienist magazine.
January 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on PerioChip by Dexcel Pharma
It’s not an antibiotic, it’s an antiseptic. PerioChip, the only locally applied antimicrobial (LAA), has been on the market for years. It was updated in 2001 to a firmer gelatin product that does not require refrigeration. However, the application and benefits remain the same – great. PerioChip contains 2.5mg chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), and because it’s […]
February 8th, 2006 · No Comments
In a dental practice there is sometimes too much to do for one assistant, even two assistant. Well if you have not checked this out you should: www.isolitesystems.com . It is like an extra set of hands, retracts the cheek, keeps the tongue out of the way, allows the patient the comfort of a bite […]
July 31st, 2005 · No Comments
What are the most dreaded words you can hear from your hygienist when you are in the middle of something? “Doctor, I need a hygiene check, or Doctor, I need anesthesia for my patient.” This product will not help with the first question, but it has just about eliminated the second one in my practice. […]
July 30th, 2005 · No Comments
This little device is a “must have” for a dental practice recall system. All occlusal surfaces can be evaluated for hidden decay an explorer will not find. I have never found it to be wrong. It works like this. You move the laser tip over the occlusal surface pits and fissures. The unit will give […]