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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Sep 15, 2018

Interview starts around minute 14:30

Dr. Doug Thompson and Erin Howlett, RDH take time at RDH Under One Roof to explain what is the Wellness Dentistry Network and what is our role in it. Listen also as Dr. Thompson gives 8 keys areas of dental evaluation.

Scaling the teeth is NOT the key to total mouth disinfection, what is?

“We need to shift the biofilm”

How does the bacteria in the mouth affect the 57 other diseases in the body?

Why do spouses with similar biofilm loads react differently to them?

Focus on inflammation and less so on clinical attachment loss, why?

Find out more


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