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Using an Evidence-based Approach to Making Patient Recommendations for Power Toothbrushes (ce648) - Introduction

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

Credit Hours:

3 Hour(s)

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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...

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Overview

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.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Nov 23, 2020

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Nov 22, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    10

Learning Objectives

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.

Disclaimers

  • 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.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Ms. Lesley Kupiec worked part-time as a dental hygiene educator for P&G and is a member of the P&G Oral Care Global Dental Hygiene Advisory Board. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Dr. Jane Forrest has done consulting work for P&G and is a member of the P&G Oral Care Global Dental Hygiene Advisory Board. She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Lesley McGovern Kupiec

Lesley McGovern Kupiec

RDH, MSDH

Lesley has over a decade of experience as a registered dental hygienist. In addition to working part-time in clinical practice, she currently is an educator and participates in research with The Breathe Institute, Los Angeles. She completed ...

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Jane L. Forrest

Jane L. Forrest

EdD, BSDH

Submission Information

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