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Uncomfortable Truths About Oral Hygiene: Here is How to Finally Get It Right 
Presenter: Dr. Timothy Donley Release Date: 11/16/22
Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 11/16/25
AGD Subject Code: 490 Reviewed: 2024        

We have it all wrong. The sheer number of patients walking around with ongoing periodontal disease confirms that simply telling patient to brush and floss has not worked. Once periodontal disease is resolved, it is now more important than ever to provide the patient with the knowledge and tools to allow them to consistently debride the affected sites in their mouth. The truth is that we too often make recommendations that do not provide the patient with the best chance to achieve adequate daily maintenance. The indisputable evidence that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body compels us to give patients the recommendations that afford them the best chance to adequately maintain their teeth. We can no longer afford to take the same old approach to OHI that we learned in school. In this CE webinar, come and learn the new, scientifically supported approach to patient daily hygiene. You will learn what to look for, what to say and what to use to help your patients enjoy the oral and overall health benefits of achieving and then maintaining a preferred level of oral health.

During this CE webinar, we will
• Challenge the most common long-held assumptions about patient oral hygiene
• Learn what science says is the real goal of daily hygiene – it’s changed
• Review evidence-based options for mechanical interproximal biofilm removal (string floss, oral irrigators, interdental brushes)
• Develop a realistic and efficient clinical approach to solving the patient oral hygiene dilemma   ( disclaimer , AGD PACE Statement )

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