Detail at a Distance™: Why it Matters More Than Ever

by Anne Guignon
RDH, MPH, CSP

The impact of COVID-19 on dental healthcare workers is startling.  The world is changed, and new PPE requirements are heavily impacting the day-to-day of dentists and hygienists everywhere.  While our risk for contracting an infectious disease has always been high, now there are new risk factors to consider.

Do You See What I See? When it's Time to Update Your Magnification

When It’s Time to Update Your Magnification

by Amber Auger
RDH, MPH

When first purchasing loupes, it is recommended to select the lowest magnification that meets your needs. A 2.5X magnification is most common for first-time loupe wearers as there is a larger field of view which is easier to adjust to and use in delivering patient care. As vision changes over time, your magnification may need to increase to reduce the stress on the eyes and optimize the effectiveness of using loupes. Let’s review the signs and symptoms that reflect a need for an upgraded magnification:

Technology and Excellence

Technology and Excellence

by Diana Friedman
General Manager

Craftsmanship, the skill and art of creating items, has long been associated with handmade manufacturing processes. When thinking of luxury items, the specific identification of an article as ‘hand crafted’ connotes quality, expertise and artistry. This perception holds true for both products and services. Many healthcare professions, including dentistry, have a proud heritage in the hands-on delivery of clinical and aesthetic care by dentists, specialists and dental hygienists. Dexterity, handiness and manual agility are valued attributes in our profession.