Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes
COURSE NUMBER: 648
Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH; Jane L. Forrest, EdD, BSDH
Patients are more educated and asking more questions about their oral health. Dental professionals today can be overwhelmed by the number and variety of toothbrushes regularly surfacing on the market and the many differing technologies. All...
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Patients are more educated and asking more questions about their oral health. Dental professionals today can be overwhelmed by the number and variety of toothbrushes regularly surfacing on the market and the many differing technologies. All of these advances oblige dental professionals to seek information that will enable them to make the best product recommendations based on proven clinical effectiveness and gentleness, their own clinical experience, and patient preferences.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students
Date Course Online:
Nov 23, 2020
Last Revision Date:
Course Expiration Date:
Nov 22, 2023
AGD Subject Code(s):
Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Discuss the evolution of power/electric toothbrushes.
- Understand the different electric toothbrush technologies.
- Describe how different toothbrush technologies effect plaque, gingivitis, calculus and stain.
- Discuss the oral safety considerations of electric toothbrushes.
- Discuss evidence-based decision-making concepts and the hierarchy of evidence.
- Describe the basis for professional recommendation of electric toothbrushes.
- Summarize research presented on patient compliance with brushing recommendations.
- Identify instructional videos for different electric toothbrushes.
- P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
- Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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