Introducing dental hygienists in general practice to research – an in-practice evaluation programme in the United Kingdom

Abstract AimTo introduce dental hygienists (DHs) in the UK to the principles of research through a practice-based product evaluation programme. MethodsThe programme consisted of an initial training and orientation day with presentations on evidence-based practice, research methods and the structure of research papers. The programme and its aims were explained in detail, and participants were briefed on the methods to be used. Participants then recruited seven to ten patients from their practices (offices), carried out a baseline assessment of: plaque, gingival health, calculus and staining at anterior teeth, and gave the patients a…Read more

Mark your calendar for the 30th annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration March 12-14, 2015, in San Francisco

“Science, Collaboration and Clinical Excellence for 30 Years” will be the theme of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), to be held March 12-14, 2015, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. It will be an intense, three-day learning session for dental professionals interested in gaining cutting-edge insights and continuing education from the world's most noted researchers and clinicians in the field of implant dentistry.Read more