Latest Trend in Dentistry – The Collaborative Care by Dentists and Dental Hygienists/ Oral Health Therapists

With the advancement of dentistry, the managed care by dentists and DH/OHT are achieving good therapeutic outcome in a predictable way. The management of periodontal diseases can be augmented with laser therapy with a team strategy. Workflow of laser disinfection in clinic use will be discussed. DH/OHT do come into contact with many children and it is a good opportunity to identify dental problems and do preventive care. The common issues of malocclusion, caries, grinding, and mouth breathing will be discussed. This will help the team to manage their patients more holistically and seek habit corrections as one of the ways for regaining health.

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