Interview with Diane Lindeman RDH

Dr. McGlennen: You have been using our services since 2009. Do you recall why you started using OralDNA® testing? Diane RDH: We were very excited about being able to have yet another very important tool to help our patients achieve oral/systemic health. I personally need to see results to really believe in something. I cannot tell you how amazed I have been over the years seeing the difference OralDNA® testing has made on the outcomes of periodontal therapy for our patients. Having been w...
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Case Study: Class III Moderate Periodontitis with Halitosis

Background: The patient is a 61-year-old male who presented with concerns of halitosis. The home care routine consisted of daily tooth brushing and inconsistent flossing. Following the periodontal assessment, the patient was classified as Class III generalized periodontitis with localized Class IV due to pocket depth measurements, heavy bleeding on probing with inflamed, bulbous, and erythematous tissue. The patient has a history of periodontal therapy and has maintained a 3-month recare int...
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Pregnancy & Periodontal Inflammation: Pathogens or Hormones?

Challenge: Pregnant, periodontal maintenance patient appointed with increasing periodontal measurements over the last two periodontal maintenance appointments. The goal of testing is to establish the cause for the increase of inflammation. Background: My 44-year-old periodontal maintenance patient with a regular recall and excellent home care consisting of electric toothbrushing 2 times per day, nightly flossing, and use of Waterpik™ 2 times per day presented for a maintenance appointment...
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How Do You Speak? With Rosse Lustina RDH

Patient Bio: Mr. Joe Doe is 64 years old and has been a patient of record for 25 years. He complies with 3-month periodontal maintenance since his active therapy 5 years ago. His home care consists of brushing with an electric toothbrush in the evening and flossing 5x/week. He takes a blood pressure medication and several for cholesterol. His deceased father had cardiac bypass surgery at age 67. How would you introduce therapy including MyPerioPath® to this patient? First, following t...
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Bulletproof Hygiene Podcast

Bulletproof Hygiene is the long-anticipated dental hygiene component of Bulletproof Dental Practice LLC, a dental coaching and partnership organization founded by Craig Spodak, DMD of the Spodak Dental Group, and Peter Boulden, DMD of Atlanta Dental Spa. Since 2018, their respective hygiene team leads, Brittany Simon, CRDH, BASDH and Charissa Wood, RDH, have integrated their aligned passions for the profession of dental hygiene and have compiled the best of their extensive knowledge and unique e...
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How Do You Speak Testing? With Donna Shook RDH

  Patient Bio: New patient is a 66-year-old female. Per her records, her last active periodontal therapy was over 10 years ago. Her previous dentist just retired, and she is looking for a new dental home. Her home care consists of brushing twice a day with occasional flossing. The patient started smoking at age 18 and currently smokes 1 pack per day. She has expressed an interest in quitting. Medical history includes osteoporosis. How would you introduce therapy including MyPe...
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The Dawson Academy: Salivary Diagnostics for the Integrative Dental Medicine Practice

Are you interested in learning more about salivary diagnostics and the benefits to your patient base? Do you need a few more CE hours before the end of the year? You're in luck! Join us on December 10th, 2021 at 9:00 EST for a virtual event hosted by The Dawson Academy and Dr. Angie Hedlund. This course will assess the different types of salivary diagnostic testing available, the purpose of each test, and how to use them to improve your patients' overall wellness. Can't make it to the live eve...
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4 Steps to Put Your Practice at the Forefront of Prevention

  How many patients a day do you see with chronic disease or complicated medical histories? Sadly, obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune and heart disease are all too common. What if there was a simple way to utilize the power of your hygiene department to not only improve the physical health of your patients but the financial health of your practice? As dental professionals, we can help our patients detect, manage, and even avoid these and other health risks. We understand the re...
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Links2Success: 3rd Annual Insurance Extravaganza

Everyone would agree health care gets more complicated every year, if not every day. Testing services such as MyPerioPath® help dental offices connect the dots between oral and systemic health. However, sometimes more help is needed especially when coding and fee positioning errors cost dental practices thousands of dollars every year. Join us for the 3rd Insurance Extravaganza! This unforgettable event is packed with many knowledgeable speakers and courses to help you and your practice s...
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Interview with Kristen King RDH

Dr. McGlennen: Tell our readers how you use OralDNA® salivary diagnostics. Kristen RDH: We recommend OralDNA® saliva testing on all patients that have bleeding/inflammation regardless of probe depths. We utilize MyPerioPath® for these patients to customize treatment plans and target the cause of the inflammation. We utilize a post MyPerioPath® test, called MyPerioProgress®, to measure the effectiveness of the therapy we provided. It is awesome to use an approach where we can have objective ...
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