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Dental Hygiene: Dental Hygiene Standards

A guide to resources for dental hygiene students.

Standards Supporting the Dental Hygiene Process of Care

Caries Risk Assessment/Youth

Guidelines for Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Dental Radiographs

Dental Radiograph Examinations: Recommendations for Patient Selection and Limiting Radiation Exposure

Guideline on Prescribing Dental Radiographs for Intants, Children, Adolescents, and Persons with Special Health Care Needs

Electronic Cigarettes

Policy on Electronic Cigarettes

Floss for the Prevention of Caries/Gingivitis

Flossing to Reduce Gum Disease and Tooth Decay
Fluoride/Topical Guidelines Topical Fluoride for Caries Prevention: Executive Summary of the Updated Clinical Recommendations and Supporting Systematic Review
Hyposalivation Hyposalivation with Xerostomia Screening Tool
Joint Replacement The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics Prior to Dental Procedures in Patients with Prosthetic Joints
Non Fluoride Caries Preventative Agents Nonfluoride Caries-Preventive Agents
Non Surgical Periodontal Treatment Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Nonsurgical Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis by Means of SRP with or without Adjuncts
Oral Cancer Screening Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations Regarding Screening for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas
Prevention of IE Guidelines Prevention of Infective Endocarditis: Guidelines from the American Heart Association
Sealant Guidelines Executive Summary of Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations for the Use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants
Tobacco Cessation Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Xylitol Use Policy on the Use of Xylitol

Xylitol-Containing Products for Preventing Dental Caries in Children and Adults


Organization Evidence Type
American Dental Association's Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry Evidence-based guidelines, summaries of systematic reviews
Translating Research Into Practice Evidence-based guidelines, summaries of clinical studies and systematic reviews
Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme Evidence-based guidelines
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) Summaries of clinical studies and systematic reviews
National Guideline Clearinghouse Evidence-based guidelines
Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice Summaries of clinical studies and systematic reviews