Oral Hygiene Night at Dougherty Orthodontics

By June 8, 2015 July 7th, 2017 Blog, What We're Up To


Last month we held our annual Hygiene Night event to celebrate the importance of oral hygiene and to provide continuing education for St. Louis hygienists. Thanks to the 30 hygienists who attended as well as our featured speaker, George J. Martinez, the event was a big success! In case you missed it, we’ve put together some information on the importance of hygiene and some tips for implementing the most current hygiene practices in your dental office.

Importance of Oral Hygiene

Good hygiene practices are extremely important to overall dental and oral health. Even though they work in dental offices, not in orthodontic offices, hygienists play a vital role in keeping patients’ teeth clean, healthy, and protected during orthodontic treatment. An orthodontist relies on hygienists to help give her patients a beautiful and healthy smile. This is why events like Hygiene Night are so important.

Tips for Promoting Preventive Therapy: CaMBRA

At Hygiene Night, 3M Regional Preventative Specialist George J. Martinez presented valuable information on how to prevent caries (cavities), what to look for in high-risk patients, and how to promote preventive therapy in the dental office. He specifically gave advice on implementing Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CaMBRA). CaMBRA is an evidenced-based approach to preventing or treating dental caries at the earliest stages. Helpful tips and tools to assist you in implementing CaMBRA in your office are available on 3M’s website.

Benefits of Attending Oral Hygiene Night at Dougherty Orthodontics

As a hygienist, attending the Oral Hygiene Night at Dougherty Orthodontics doesn’t just help you earn continuing education (CE) credits. More importantly, it helps you stay abreast of the most current knowledge and recommendations from the ADA so that you can better serve your patients. As an added bonus, you also get the chance to win cool prizes like Cardinals tickets or a one-hour massage. If you missed this year’s Hygiene Night, you still have a chance to win great prizes through our Gorgeous Grins program!


Have questions about Hygiene Night or other opportunities for continuing education? Want to learn more about our Gorgeous Grins program for patients and hygienists? Please feel free to contact us!