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.
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 AOSH.org
Inspired Hygiene - http://inspredhygiene.com/
"Relationships rule the quality of care"
Lifeline screenings for hygienists to focus on at every visit with their patients:
Oral cancer screening
pH of Biofilm
Test Menu (Oral bacterial DNA testing)