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Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Cris Duval, RDH, recently appeared as a guest on Airway First, a podcast from the Children's Airway First Foundation.

Airway First Podcast with Children's Airway First

During the episode, Cris discussed the importance of changing the mindset and approach of hygienists when it comes to patient care and why creating relationships is vital to the long-term health of your patient.

You can catch the full episode on SoundCloud, Podbean, Anchor, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

We are in a unique position to take life-saving initiatives and be LifeGuards for our pool of patients. ~ Cris Duval


  • Biofilm is a layer of bacteria that can accumulate inside or on your body. The sticky white plaque that forms on your teeth and around your gums is a type of dental biofilm. Plaque needs to be removed because it can harden to tartar, also known as dental calculus

  • Who Are You Going to Be? article by Cris Duval published on

  • Inspired Hygiene -

  • "Relationships rule the quality of care"

  • Lifeline screenings for hygienists to focus on at every visit with their patients:

    • Oral cancer screening

    • Blood pressure

    • pH of Biofilm

    • Test Menu (Oral bacterial DNA testing)

You can find out more about Cris and her mission to change the mindset of dental professionals when it comes to patient health on or

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