I have been practicing dental hygiene for 31 years now. I have been at my current job for 13 years.
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We have our patients fill it an entirely new one every two years.
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I do it same day before fluoride. I use a prophybrush with fine grit pumice to remove fl polish.
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Our office standard is once a year. However, I spot probed at every appointment for PMT.
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I can only speak to my experience and I have never had to take. Reduced pay for meetings.
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An old teacher of my called this “we never looked”. I’m not sure if it’s better but we use NSF (no significant findings).
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I have been a practicing hygienist for almost 32 years now. I bought my first pair of loupes last year, with a light. I wish I’d done it years ago. I love both the loupes and the light. I have several patients with light sensitivity that said they prefer the loupes light.
Question: Loupes | May 20, 2015
I second what Kara said. Ask your love cal Rep to get you a guide. That’s the only thing to use to check ultrasonic efficacy.
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I too agree with Sue. We have 3 FT hygienists. We all have our own sets with some shared implant scalers and perio files.
Question: Sharpening | May 20, 2015
I would use my own judgement. You may have less clinical experience but you are just as qualified to make decisions. I’ve had a similar thing happen. I did not do SRP, did Ad Px, documented why and explained to the patient that once I ‘got in there’ it wasn’t as bad as previously thought. I did not want to ‘throw’ the other hygienist under the bus either. I told her sometimes it’s hard to determine until you’re actually ‘in there’.
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