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DENH: Dental Hygiene

Resources for Dental Hygiene Research

Tips for research

Find key terms from the questions that your client is asking.  Use these terms to find information to answer her questions.

  • Oral biofilm
  • Dental biofilm
  • Disclosing stain
  • Disclosing solution
  • Plaque score
  • Tongue
  • Gingivitis
  • Toothbrush
  • Brushing
  • Periodontal disease
  • Streptococcus mutans
  • Bacteria

Secondary sources will give you background information and facts about the topics related to your client case.

examples:

  • databases: Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source (EBSCO), PubMed Central (PMC)
  • oral health websites (ADA, ADHA)
  • magazines online (RDH Magazine, Access)
  • books
  • pamphlets from oral health companies (Colgate, Listerine)

Primary sources will provide in depth research via a study or a trial.  Use the information in the abstract, introduction, and conclusion to locate relevant information.

examples:

  • databases: Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source (EBSCO), PubMed Central (PMC)