Free Kit Offer from Colgate

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in CDHA, Colgate, PAR | 0 comments

Are you planning community outreach in schools this fall? CDHA members can request a FREE Colgate #BrightSmilesBrightFutures oral health kit today! With your kit in hand and visit scheduled, participate in our Back to School Blitz #ToothDefender promotion.

Our emails are filled with reasons to smile — exclusive savings, expert advice and a healthy dose of delight.
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Webinar – Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in CDHA, continuing education, professional development | 0 comments

Polish Up on Rubber Cup Procedures

Release Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Member Pricing: FREE
Non-Member Pricing: $25.00
Duration: 60 minutes


The use of a rubber cup within the practice of dental hygiene is not a dying technique. A simple rubber cup can be an essential part of a treatment plan for many procedures including stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and the maintenance of restorations. This webinar will focus on elements critical to the safe, effective, and efficient implementation of rubber cup procedures including particle size and shape, pressure, speed, ergonomics and selection, and sequencing of pastes and agents.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the following common rubber cup procedures: stain removal, application of therapeutic agents, and maintenance of restorations
  • Identify appropriate polishing pastes and agents for common rubber cup procedures
  • Recognize the ergonomic benefits of the armamentarium used for rubber cup procedures
  • List a variety of polishing technique pearls which help to increase speed, improve effectiveness, and preserve tooth structure
  • Discuss the history of the selective polishing movement and differentiate between the traditional and current definitions of selective polish
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