In: Student Help | May 7, 2014
I put off buying loupes for my semester in clinic because of the steep price ($1500), but after getting harped on for “diving in”, I decided I needed to suck it up and buy them. It was a good decision, and I wish I had done it sooner! Also if you buy from Orascoptic, you get a student discount AND the loupes come with a lifetime warranty so really the price is worth it in the long run.
Question: Flip Loupes | May 9, 2014
I am a DHY student in Columbus, OH and we see many,many Burmese patients at our clinic! I agree with your statement that the majority of them have heavy stain and calculus. I had a 35 year old female patient who, once the mandibular anteriors were scaled, her teeth became very mobile to the point where I’m not sure if she can keep them much longer! I was the first cleaning she ever had. It would be interesting to research their culture to find out what about it causes their disinterest in their oral health.
Question: Over the past several years our community has seen a huge increase in treating Karen people, mostly refugees from Burma. They are a very difficult population to treat. Very heavy, tenacious calculus and stain and most adult patients have moderate to severe periodontal disease. Wondering if any other RDHs have seen this population of people and how they approach treatment? | May 7, 2014
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