Toss the Floss: Rethinking Homecare

Flossing and brushing are no longer the gold standards of oral disease prevention. The patient’s social history, medical history, pH and dental IQ are essential for each dental clinician to interpret. Providing customized oral care recommendations based on patients needs and lifestyle will create the change we desire. This course is designed to equip the patient with the knowledge they need to provide individualized product recommendations.

Objectives
  • Evaluate communication styles and how motivational interviewing increases case acceptance
  • Determine alternative technologies to enhance biofilm removal
  • Investigate the science behind the product
  • Review individualized oral health products to reduce oral disease

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