Dental patient napkins used during routine dental procedures are often disposable, but napkin holders typically are reusable, although they can be tough to disinfect.
There are both disposable napkin holders and disposable napkins that don’t require a separate holder on the market. Dentists need to make informed decisions on whether to use disposable or reusable products for patient protection in their practices.
The ADA Professional Product Review analyzed six disposable products and compared them to reusable products. Each product was evaluated using seven criteria including ease of use and moisture protection.
Considering disposables? You might be surprised to find out what the evaluators had to say!
ADA members have access to the full online archives of The ADA Professional Product Review. From digital radiography systems to water quality monitoring kits, find the complete resources to help you make informed decisions about professional products.
Go to ADA.org/ADA365 and you can
• watch President Bill Clinton’s address live on Thursday, October 31 (not available on-demand)
• view Education in the Round courses
• sit in on the hottest lectures
• take a virtual tour of the Dental Office Design Center.
Access to ADA365 is free to members; non-members can sign up for $50. Visit ADA.org/ADA365 to join the experience!
Looking for CE? While continuing education credit is not offered on ADA365, select courses from the 2013 meeting, including the Pride Institute Technology Expo will be available at ADA CE Online for credit after the meeting. To learn more about ADA CE Online, including unlimited access through the ADA CE Online Loyalty program, visit ADA CE Online at ADACEOnline.org.
The ADA CE Online Loyalty Program gives you access to the entire ADA CE Online course library for one year and one flat fee of $479 for ADA members (non-members pay $719.) Take as few or as many courses as you like – as the course library grows, so do your CE options!
Choose from a variety of educational courses featuring embedded video, live-patient dental procedures, and case study examples to enhance your education.
Imagine having a library of CE courses at your fingertips for one year and never having to search for an online CE opportunity again!
If you’d like to learn more, or if you are ready to get started visit ADACEonline.org.
ADA Professional Product Review
If you’re wondering who would use a disposable handpiece, consider clinical settings that present unusual operating conditions or challenging infection control situations where sterilization is not practical or cost-effective. Remote or mobile clinics, medical missions or military field installations all represent possible situations where a disposable high-speed handpiece would come in handy.
How might you make an informed decision about different disposable handpieces? ADA Professional Product Review™ provides product evaluations that are user-friendly, unbiased, clinically relevant and scientifically sound. Search the archives for other evaluations–from LED curing units and flowable composites to digital radiography systems, CAD/CAM and more than 70 types of restorative materials.
And if you have some expertise you’d like to share, consider joining the ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel to share your opinions on products used in your practice.
Clinical Demonstration at ADA365
The ADA Annual Session is packed with education, and ADA365 is the place to go for on-demand videos of the courses you may have missed (or just want to watch again.)
It’s all free to ADA members, just visit ADA.org/ADA365 and log-in with your ADA member number and the password ADA365 (all caps).
With more than 50 hours of video covering topics from clinical techniques to work-life balance, there is something for everyone. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:
- Preparing for Practice Ownership
- Day-to-Day Technology that can Improve Your Practice
- EIR: Active Clinical Treatment: The Art and Science
- New Dentist Roundtable
Thinking about attending the 2013 ADA Annual Session October 31-November 3 in New Orleans? We’ll see you there!