Week in Review: Rella Christensen on disinfection | Midwinter Meeting news | Hygiene production

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

If you're using wet wipes to disinfect surfaces, it may be time to rethink your infection-control product. Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD, named the best disinfectant products and strategies at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, and wet wipes didn't make the cut. Learn more here.

I also want to highlight two other articles from our coverage of the recent Midwinter Meeting.

A panel of dentists, hygienists, and public health experts emphasized the health consequences of sugary drinks during a panel presentation at the Midwinter Meeting. One point to remind your patients of is to be aware that added sugars may come from surprising sources. Read more here.

I was honored to present the 2017 Dental Excellence Award trophies in Chicago. Our annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services in 10 unique product categories. I hope you'll take a moment to view the winners here.

Also this week on DrBicuspid.com, Dr. David Black examined U.S. production numbers and found that both dentist and hygiene production was down over the last several years. While there are many reasons why this is occurring, the important point is how to reverse it in your office. He offers some practical ideas about what you can do. Read more here.

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