Top 10 Tips for Clinical Success | From the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician|
Congratulations to Emily Boge, RDH on receiving the 2015 Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician award this past week. This award is awarded to a clinical dental hygienist who demonstrates outstanding clinical expertise in relating the interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance. We asked our Friend, Emily, to share how she has achieved such success in her profession. In this article, she shares with us her Top 10 Tips for Clinical Success.
Featuring Friends 2015 Esther Wilkins Future Leader, Whitney Howerton, RDH, BS, BA|
Hello Friends! Our series, Featuring Friends, highlights exceptional professionals in the dental industry. I spoke with Whitney Howerton, RDH, BS, BA ADHA’s 2015 Hu-Friedy®/Future Leader winner
Protecting Your Future Practice from Risk through Infection Prevention|
Tomorrow’s dental practitioner must have an understanding of the infection prevention protocols that keep patients and staff safe. The use and care of dental instruments is an important part of infection control. When conducted properly, infection control can even improve practice efficiency.
Are You Compliant? An Inside Look at Infection Prevention | Part VI: Storage *|
This series highlights infection control principles and best practices pertaining to sterilization and disinfection of patient care items as well as dental unit waterlines in accordance with the CDC guidelines. The last part in this series discusses the basic principles of safe storage and the effect on patient perception and reviews the key takeaways from the series.
2015 Hu-Friedy ADHA Highlights|
Thank you to those who joined us at ADHA's 92nd annual meeting in Nashville! We hope you returned home inspired and ready to perform at your best!
Are You Compliant? An Inside Look at Infection Prevention | Part V: Sterilization and Monitoring *|
In this series, we have properly prepared and packaged our instrumentation to maintain sterility during storage. We now must heat sterilize our critical and semi critical items. The CDC guidelines have recommendations to ensure instruments achieve sterilization.
Ultrasonic Insights | Power from the Stack! *|
The working end and the grip of an ultrasonic insert are both essential for effective and efficient power scaling. However the stack is also a vital component that, when maintained properly, can help your inserts perform optimally--and help you perform at your best!
Hu-Friedy E-Book | Implant Fundatmentals Part 2: Surgical Techniques for Implant Placement and Prosthetic Selection *|
Understand different surgical techniques for implant site preparation, and review the benefits of different prosthetics and which one fits best with your patient. Topics include:
Sinus Lift Lateral
Sinus Lift Crestal
A Peek Inside the SteriCenter | The Heart of Your Practice|
The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. Similarly, the sterilization area is one of the most important areas of a dental practice. A well-functioning heart will help increase longevity and quality of life while a well-functioning sterilization area will do the same for your practice. Implementing proper processes and instrument management systems will help keep your practice running smoothly and efficiently while promoting safer practices within the heart of your practice.
“Be Part of the Change®” Campaign | Hu-Friedy Partners with Oral Cancer Foundation|
Hu-Friedy is pleased to announce its partnership with the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) for the “Be Part of the Change®” campaign in a national effort to spread awareness of oral cancer through early detection.
Are You Compliant? An Inside Look at Infection Prevention | Part IV: Preparation & Packaging *|
In this series, we have cleaned and decontaminated our instrumentation; now it is important that we prepare and package the instruments properly prior to sterilization. Let us discuss the considerations for packaging material and use of indicators. The CDC guidelines have recommendations to ensure instruments maintain sterility during storage.
“Stay Sharp” in Nashville with Hu-Friedy | We will be at ADHA, Will You?|
Stop by Hu-Friedy Booth # 401 at ADHA and play “Stay Sharp” music trivia. Get your ticket to mix and mingle with fellow Friends at Friday’s ice cream social! Learn more about What’s New from Hu-Friedy and win fabulous prizes!
Comparing Two Common Pain Syndromes of the Hand/Wrist | deQuervain’s Disease and Osteoarthritis of the Thumb|
May is Arthritis Awareness month so we teamed up with our Friend and dental ergonomic expert, Bethany Valachi. In her article, she discusses two of the most commonly reported pain syndromes of the hand/wrist deQuervain’s disease and osteoarthritis of the thumb, reminding readers the importance of implementing early ergonomic prevention strategies.
Ultrasonic Insights | Ultrasonic Inserts Cleaning, Sterilization and Care Guidelines *|
Power scaling is vital to your clinical practice. In this edition of Ultrasonic Insights, get the answers to frequently asked questions and learn the proper cleaning and care steps to help you extend the life of your ultrasonic inserts.
Are You Compliant? An Inside Look at Infection Prevention | Part III: Receiving, Cleaning and Decontaminating *|
This series highlights infection control principles and best practices pertaining to sterilization and disinfection of patient care items as well as dental unit waterlines in accordance with the CDC guidelines. There are many recommendations for receiving, cleaning and decontaminating instrumentation that will increase productivity improve cleaning effectiveness and decrease worker exposure to blood and bodily fluids.