It's National Dental Hygiene Month
And it’s time to celebrate dental hygienists! We see you and want to thank you for all the hard work you do. This month is all about you and your stories.
Of course, no celebration is complete without prizes. This month, we are giving away an Ultrapro Tx Cordless handpiece for just $1 dollar!
Everything You Need for the Perfect Dental Prophylaxis Treatment
Hygienists deserve the best prophy tools! Our Ultrapro™ Tx prophylaxis family includes two handpieces (including the new Ultrapro Tx Cordless handpiece, which you can enter to win for just $1 above), four different types of disposable prophy angles, and four great flavors of prophy paste, including a Pure formula that is perfect for use before sealants or other bonding procedures.
Meet Our Honorary Dental Hygienists
Shelley Brown, MED, RDH;
Melia Lewis, MED, RDH; and
Jessica Atkinson, MED, RDH
from Hygiene Edge@Hygieneedge
Shelley’s Favorite: I have loved using the Opalescence™ Boost™ in-office whitening.
Melia’s Favorite: Ultradent has so many great products, it's hard to pick just one! But honestly, I love love love the green (5 mm) Micro Capillary™ Tips for placing things subgingival. It is seriously the best tip and makes a big difference on proper placement.
Jessica’s Favorite: The Opalescence™ Whitening Toothpaste is amazing!! The texture and the taste are the best, and patients will actually use it.
Favorite Product: My favorite product for my patients is Opalpix™ interproximal cleaners! The Opalpix cleaners are thin, soft, and easy to use, even for my special needs patients and those with dexterity difficulties and impairments.
For me, I love Opalescence Go™ prefilled whitening trays. Teeth whitening has never been so easy and effective! What I appreciate the most about Opalescence Go whitening is its gentle approach. It stands out as a high-quality, convenient, and effective take-home whitening system. It's the best choice for individuals who desire professional-grade results while keeping up with their fast-paced lifestyles.
As a hygienist, I depend on certain products to help me give my patients the optimum cleaning. I can always rely on Ultradent products to assist me in delivering just that! It’s not easy to choose just one favorite product by them, but the first one that comes to mind is without a doubt Ultradent’s Ultrapro™ Tx disposable prophy angles. They have firm to soft cups options, optimal flare, an ergonomic shape to help reduce hand and arm fatigue, and smooth-running, quiet gear design. Plus, Ultrapro™ Tx Sweep™ disposable prophy angles feature an innovative brush guard to reduce splatter by 95%! Who would’ve thought choosing the perfect prophy angle could make such a significant difference in our profession.
Crystal Barnes, RDH
Favorite Product: I LOVE Ultradent™ Universal Dentin Sealant! WHY did I not know this existed prior to working for Ultradent? This is an underrated product and every hygienist needs to know about it. Root sensitivity is my main challenge while treating patients. Over the years i've tried many products to help with hypersensitivity during a cleaning and so many times they make the patient gag, causing them to be miserable, or the product is just ok, making for a long appointment. I haven't used Universal Dental Sealant long enough to really get a good idea on how well it works for an extended period of time, but it works almost instantly during the cleaning and patient comfort is a priority. To my fellow hygienists, don't sleep on this product! It belongs in your office.
Amanda Zubricki, RDH, BS, OMT@that.deaf.girl
Favorite Product: I love the super light prophy handles from Ultradent. Makes it so much easier on the wrist to polish!
Continuing Education Courses Specifically for You
Did you know that Ultradent offers free CE courses? It’s the perfect way to snag some CE credits! Check out our courses for hygienists below.
1 CE Credit
A Hygienist’s Guide to Understanding the Proper Use of the Diode Laserby Dr. Ron Kaminer
The hygienist can use the diode laser in a variety of ways, depending on licensure and state laws. The diode can be used to actively remove inflamed tissue or as a disinfection tool to kill bacteria. It can also be used therapeutically in a variety of ways to assist in the healing of various problems.
Join us as we review key principles and share a variety of pearls that will allow you to practice safely and efficiently.Learn More
1 CE Credit
Lasers in Hygieneby Dr. Joy Raskie
Gain an understanding of lasers' role in the inflammatory process. Learn how to easily integrate lasers into everyday hygiene/prophylaxis workflow as well as how lasers can help skyrocket profitability in the hygiene department.
This course will discuss a detailed plan on how to easily bring lasers into your practice, where to start, and how to easily add lasers to any hygiene schedule. The experienced laser user will leave this course with a plan to elevate your current laser therapy plan and how to incorporate advanced laser modalities into your daily hygiene workflow.Learn More
Must-Have Ultradent Products for your Hygiene Toolbox
We want to help you provide the best care possible to your patients. Our Prevent and Hygiene line includes these stand-out products designed to make your job easier and more efficient while helping to improve your patients’ oral health.
Enamelast™ fluoride varnish
Enamelast varnish has the fluoride release and uptake you want and the smooth feel and nearly invisible appearance your patients will love.Shop Now
UltraSeal XT™ hydro hydrophilic pit and fissure sealant
UltraSeal XT hydro sealant is hydrophilic before it is cured, so it is forgiving of moisture deep in pits and fissures.Shop Now
UltraSeal XT™ plus hydrophobic pit and fissure sealant
UltraSeal XT plus sealant penetrates the deepest pits and fissures and has a high retention rate.1Shop Now
PrimaDry™ drying agent
PrimaDry drying agent rapidly volatilizes the moisture content of pits and fissures. Use before UltraSeal XT plus sealant to allow the sealant to flow into every pit and fissure.Shop Now
Opalescence™ Whitening Toothpaste
Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste is formulated to strengthen enamel and help prevent cavities2 while actively removing surface stains for whiter teeth.3Shop Now
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