Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the history of the power toothbrush.
  • Understand the different power toothbrush technologies.
  • Describe the clinical significance of plaque.
  • Detail the power toothbrush's effect on plaque, gingivitis, calculus and stain.
  • Discuss the oral safety considerations of power toothbrushes.
  • Describe the basis for professional recommendation of power toothbrushes.
  • Summarize research presented on patient compliance with brushing recommendations.
  • Instruct patients on the use of power toothbrushes.