Dental hygienists urged to ‘spread their wings’

The January 2011 issue of Preventive Dentistry is out soon – and here’s a rundown of the key oral health news features, clinical studies and latest dental innovations for all dental professionals.

We announce the finalists in the Preventive Practice of the Year 2010 competition and invite you, the reader, to vote for the winner.

 Tracey Lennemann suggests how – and why – hygienists should spread their wings this new year and Professor David Conway talks about the social inequalities that impact on mouth cancer.

There are two hours worth of CPD articles – Gabriele Haitzinger talks tactics in the battle against biofilm in a Johnson & Johnson-sponsored article, and hygienist Bobby Keeling looks at motivating patients with new attitude in a CPD article sponsored by Philips.

There’s our second in a series of handy cut-out-and-keep How to… guides with a list of
HTM 01-05’s hygiene must-dos, plus, a round-up of oral health news.

BSDHT president Sally Simpson joins regular columnists Pam Swain and Jan Baxendale and there’s a look at how infection control must be a team effort.

A dermatologist runs through the occupational hazards of eczema while design expert Cathy Johnson looks to motivate those patients with a new image.

Helmut Nissen tackles those high maintenance areas and hygienist Sue Madhani investigates how teeth are as unique as fingerprints.

Graham Cope and Carole Bartley offer tips to help smokers quit and hygienist Bernie Ffrench makes her point on acupuncture becoming the norm in dentistry.

We profile Perfect 32’s oral health educator Katie Wilkin and there’s a round of upcoming conferences and seminars.

And you can now subscribe to Preventive Dentistry magazine at the exceptional low price of £39! (was £59, SAVE 35%)

• One year’s subscription (print) which is six issues costs £39

• Three years’ subscription (print) which is 18 issues costs £78.

Call the Preventive Dentistry team on 01923 851771 or email



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