Influx of Inferior Nitrile Gloves in the Market: Factors and Risks

The rapid increase in demand of gloves spurred by the pandemic has created a challenge to provide quality hand protection. Glove manufacturers are increasing capacity, but much of the new supply coming online is of substandard quality, driven by two primary factors: inexperienced new entrants and low-grade raw material. Here’s what you need to know.

Convergent Dental’s Solea Sleep CO2 All-Tissue Laser: A Key Technology for an Airway-Only Treatment Center

As a partner at Gentling Dental Care in Rochester, Minn., Ryan Henrichsen, DDS, MAGD, found himself building many mandibular advancement devices, treating TMJ issues and focusing more on the airway component of these conditions. Henrichsen eventually opened Respira – Airway, Snoring, & TMJ in January 2021.

Dental Unit Waterline and Evacuation System Safety

Dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) and evacuation systems are an invaluable asset in the dental operatory. But evacuation lines can become a source of cross-contamination because they serve as ideal breeding grounds for biofilm. To ensure safe DUWL use, dental professionals must adopt a three-pronged approach to battle biofilm at its source.

What to Consider When Purchasing Cloud-Based Practice Management Software

When investing in cloud-based software, it’s important to determine your specific needs through a self-assessment. When you’re ready to speak with vendors on solutions, keep these questions in mind to help determine which cloud-based practice management solution is right for your practice.

3 Things Hygienists Should Consider When Investing in Instruments and Equipment

By allowing hygienists to select and purchase products, a practice can take advantage of their hygienist’s professional expertise, answering important questions about what equipment is needed and how these choices will work best to treat patients. Here are three key considerations to make when selecting hygiene equipment.

Managing Aerosols in the Dental Office is Not a New Idea!

The simplest way to prevent aerosol generation in the dental office is to use equipment that does not generate aerosols. For dental hygienists, during the COVID-19 pandemic this has meant little to no use of ultrasonic scaling equipment, a greater reliance on hand scaling and an increased risk of hand and wrist fatigue. The AeroPro Cordless Prophy Handpiece System is one solution.

How One Dental Office Adopted Solutionreach Just in Time for COVID-19

One of the challenges the pandemic posed was increased cancellations due to illness or exposure to COVID-19. Solutionreach allowed for a fluid schedule the practice needed. Electronic intake forms, patient text messages and remote access all worked together to keep the practice running smoothly.