Dental and Dental Hygiene Students and Knowing When to Refer

Dental and dental hygiene students should be confident enough once they graduate to know what to look for in a periodontally compromised patient. This study interviews students and discovers they are not confident because they do not know enough about periodontal disease itself. Prevention plays a large role in patients who are susceptible to periodontal disease therefore, the causes and behaviors of periodontal disease should not be a mystery to those who are responsible for preventative treatment.

The study is at the link below:

http://www.jdentaled.org/content/78/3/445.short

Cherise Britt RDH