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Church & Dwight to Buy Water Pik for $1 Billion

July 20, 2017 Reuters

Arm & Hammer toothpaste maker Church & Dwight said on Monday it would buy privately held Water Pik, which makes oral hygiene products and shower heads, for about $1 billion in cash. Fort Collins, Colorado-based Water Pik makes items in the oral

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Waterpik® Water Flossers Significantly Improve Oral Health When Used with Oscillating Electric Toothbrush

April 1, 2020 Waterpik

New Study Proves That Brushing Alone Is Not Enough in Reducing Clinical Signs of Inflammation and Plaque Waterpik®, the number one Water Flosser brand, recently evaluated the efficacy of a water flosser in addition to an oscillating power toothbrush, in

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Waterpik Flossing Debate: To Floss Or Not To Floss?

August 9, 2016 by Oral Health

Waterpik®, a leader in innovative personal oral health care products for over 50 years, wants Americans to understand that the AP’s announcement this week that there is very little scientific evidence that flossing daily prevents periodontal disease and interproximal caries,

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March 26, 2010 Waterpik

The hunt for an easy, effective product to replace floss for non-compliant patients is over. A new clinical study conducted at the University of Amsterdam, Academic Center for Dentistry, found that the Waterpik Water Flosser with either the Classic Jet

Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Plaque Seeker® tip cleaning around an implant. The water can access the interproximal and subgingival areas removing biofilm and debris.
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Dental Implant Self-Care: What Do We Tell Our Patients?

December 14, 2020 Deborah M. Lyle, MS, BS, RDH

It would be beneficial if there was evidence on how to maintain implants that is measurable and predictable. Much of the information is empirical and based on the assumption that traditional oral hygiene for natural teeth will be the same

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Four Team Members, One Goal: A Transformation Story

April 7, 2020 Jordan Soll DDS; Yair Lenga, Dip. Perio.; Emily Singer, Dip. Ortho.; Steve Somerville, RDT

ABSTRACT Quite often patients have the desire to improve their oral care and appearance but don’t know where to start. Compounding the problem is that when the patient is seeking solutions, they are often turned away or trivialized because their

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What To Do When The Evidence Is Lacking?

January 11, 2018 Deborah M. Lyle, RDH, BS, MS

Introduction You may recall the media storm in 2016 that was precipitated by a report by Jeff Donn from the Associated Press. He wrote there is no solid evidence that flossing is effective. Based on various form of social media

Henry Schein has joined 20 of its supplier partners to provide 3,000 Welcome Kits to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which will then distribute the kits to people undergoing cancer treatment far from their homes. Supplier partners supporting the program include: 3M, AllWays, Clorox, Colgate, Coltene, Dentsply, GC America, Gojo, GSK, Heraeus, Hu-Friedy, Kerr Group, Medico, Medicom, Oral-B, Revive, Septodont, Sunstar, Team Technologies, and Water Pik. (PRNewsFoto/Henry Schein, Inc.)
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Henry Schein Donates 3,000 Welcome Kits To American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Facilities

July 7, 2016 Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Joins 20 Supplier Partners to Provide Personal Hygiene Products and Related Items for People Receiving Treatment Far from Home Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health

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The Clinical Implementation of Salivary Diagnostic Testing for Risk Assessment in Periodontal Disease

December 1, 2014 Debbie Z. Sabatini, RDH

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth, which is caused by specific microorganisms or groups of microorganisms living in a biofilm, on and around the teeth. Microorganisms initiate an immune response, and in some

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“Teeth in a Day” Immediate Full Arch Fixed Implant Rehabilitation

November 1, 2014 Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

According to the World Health Organization in 2008, six to 10 percent of the world’s population is estimated to be edentulous.1 Close to 40 million people in the Western world, and 250 million people in Asia, are estimated to be

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Who is Responsible for Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Therapy?

March 1, 2014 Deborah M. Lyle, RDH, BS, MS

Orthodontics is a multi-factorial dental procedure that involves the patient, general dentist, orthodontist, assistant(s), hygienist, treatment coordinator, front desk personnel, and sometimes, an oral surgeon or periodontist. Collaboration and communication between the teams is essential. In most cases, each performs

Figure 5B. 99.9% removal of biofilm from tooth surface after 3 seconds of treatment with a water flosser under SEM.
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What Constitutes ‘New’ Technology?

July 1, 2012 Deborah M. Lyle, RDH, BSc, MS

Water Flossing Revisited

Figure 8. The remineralization product Tri-calcium phosphate is in Clinpro 5000 (3M ESPE).
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Dry Mouth: Simplified

December 1, 2011 Fay Goldstep, DDS, FACD, FADFE

Xerostomia (xero=dry, stomia= mouth) is defined as the subjective sensation of oral dryness that may or may not be associated with a decrease in the production of saliva.1,2 Saliva is one of those things that is appreciated only in its

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March 1, 2010 by Dental Practice Management

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ODA Annual Spring Meeting May 5-7, 2005

March 1, 2005 by Oral Health

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (north building)

FIGURE 3--Cervical microleakage in composite restorations with either resin or RMGI adhesive and corresponding liner. Significant difference in leakage between resin and RMGI systems and within the RMGI system between adhesive and adhesive with liner.

Microleakage in Class II Resin Composite Restorations with Various Adhesive/ Liner Combinations: An In Vitro Study

April 1, 2003 Ann-Marie L. Neme, DDS, MS; Diane C. Hoelscher, DDS, MS and Barbara B. Maxson, DDS, MS

Resin composite is currently the material of choice for direct aesthetic restorations. The properties of contemporary composites have improved considerably generating predictable, aesthetic, durable and biologically compatible posterior restorations. However, posterior composite restorations remain technique sensitive. A concern of clinicians

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Are You a New Generation Hygienist?

September 13, 2021 Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

It has nothing to do with your age – or where or when you graduated – but everything to do with your commitment to excellence. When new procedures and techniques become available, do you update and adapt your clinical strategies

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Do You Have a Xerostomia Strategy? Dealing Better with Dry Mouth Patients Starts with Creating a Screening, Diagnosis and Management Protocol

August 9, 2021 Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four million Americans have Sjögren’s, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Characterized by extensive dryness in the mouth and around the eyes, other complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major

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CDHA and Dental Industry Partner for Success

June 7, 2021 CDHA

As the focus shifts from oral health month (April) to a new membership year and a first-ever virtual conference, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) continues to foster meaningful partnerships with dental industry. CDHA recognizes how important these partnerships are

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COVID-19 Infection Rates of Dentists Remain Lower Than Other Health Professionals

May 25, 2021 ADA

More than a year after COVID-19 appeared in the U.S., dentists continue to have a lower infection rate than other front-line health professionals, such as nurses and physicians, according to a study published online ahead of the June print issue