The goal is to reduce the impact of caries development by intervening as soon as possible to manage further tooth destruction and reversing the caries process in favor of remineralization. Ideally, the management of early caries lesions should involve the least invasive approach capable of preventing disease progression and empowering the patient to improve and maintain their own oral health.

Designed to break the cycle of dental disease among higher-risk children, youth were engaged to provide education, using an existing training kit, to provide education on good smile habits to younger students within their school.

April is Oral Health Month – a good reminder to maintain healthy habits and recognize how good oral health can benefit our overall well-being.

Prevention is key. Daily brushing and flossing, not smoking, reducing our daily intake of sugars, and drinking fluoridated water go a long way in lowering the risk of oral health issues and improving our overall health. Regular check-ups are also important to oral health maintenance.

Preparations for Dental Day 2017 are underway with the date scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017. In previous years the SOHC has generously provided sponsorship to help make this event possible. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dental Hygiene students partner with the Regina Food Bank and the Regina Open Door Society to help identify individuals who are in need.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a new mobile application (app) to assist dental facilities with monitoring compliance with recommended infection prevention practices. The app, CDC DentalCheck, is a tool dental practices can use to evaluate dental health care personnel (DHCP) compliance with administrative policies and clinical practice infection prevention and control recommendations.

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