The Relationship Between Appliance Therapy and Self-Care
Clinicians must promote effective self-care in order to help patients avoid decalcification, caries and gingivitis during orthodontic treatment.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of decalcification, caries and gingivitis among adolescent orthodontic patients.
- Identify the critical oral hygiene issues faced by this patient population.
- Discuss strategies for improving oral hygiene among adolescent orthodontic patients.
This course was issued in the April 2016 issue and expires 4/30/19. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.