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May 24, 2020

Making an Impact with the Dental Hygiene Exam

Erika Spring is a registered dental hygienist and owner of Spring Innovative. Her mission is to help hygienists and their practices develop a hygiene department that delivers cutting edge and lifesaving care to patients.

Utilizing medical history forms and identifying oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease are both factors in addressing issues involving the oral systemic link. Just a few of the systemic diseases that are often linked to poor oral care are heart disease, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. In today’s segment, Erica discusses how to recognize conditions and offers direction for the next steps.