How Dental Saliva Ejectors Put Your Health at Risk

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on January 27, 2018

In order to make your dental procedure as safe and comfortable as possible, clinical practitioners make sure to keep saliva, fluid and other gruesome goodies from pooling in your mouth. Evacuating the oral cavity of excessive moisture is a common part of dental treatment, but it’s essential that it… Read More

The Secret Life of Spatter (and How to Combat It)

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on January 3, 2018

Every day in every dental practice around the world, spatter is generated from dental tools and gadgets, including high-speed handpieces, ultrasonic scalers, Cavitrons, dental lasers, and air-water syringes. This large-particle spew of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms, and OPIM (other potentially infectious materials, or in layman’s terms: Ewwww!) poses real hazards… Read More

How to Create a Happier and Healthier Dental Practice Environment

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on January 3, 2018

Practicing dentistry can wreak mental and physical havoc on clinicians. According to Business Insider, dental practitioner tops out the list of “The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health.” Among the biggest health risks are excessive time spent sitting, exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis… Read More

8 Mouthy New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on January 3, 2018

It’s a brand new year and people everywhere are busy trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions. If overall wellness is on your list of goals, then good oral health habits should be a part of it. Here are eight easy-to-keep oral health resolutions that will help you start… Read More

Five Ways to Make Your Midnight Kiss Magical

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on December 30, 2017

New Year’s Eve is the last bash of the year after a long line of holiday parties. It’s a time to step out in style and share time with friends and loved ones. And of course, there’s that crucial kiss at the stroke of midnight. Here’s what you can do… Read More

7 Ways to Optimize the Patient Journey

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on December 7, 2017

Unfortunately, most people don’t get excited about visiting the dentist. Whether justified or not, they believe they’re in for a painful and often expensive ordeal. Therefore, forward-thinking dental practices should look for ways to improve the patient experience, such as innovative technologies, better communication, and an attentive staff. Here… Read More

What You Need to Know About Oral Health and Smoking

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on November 16, 2017

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. It’s time to stop smoking. We’re all familiar with the wide range of health problems linked to tobacco use––heart and lung disease, stroke, diabetes, bronchitis, and… Read More