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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the evolution of power/electric toothbrushes.
  • Understand the different electric toothbrush technologies.
  • Describe how different toothbrush technologies effect plaque, gingivitis, calculus and stain.
  • Discuss the oral safety considerations of electric toothbrushes.
  • Discuss evidence-based decision-making concepts and the hierarchy of evidence.
  • Describe the basis for professional recommendation of electric toothbrushes.
  • Summarize research presented on patient compliance with brushing recommendations.
  • Identify instructional videos for different electric toothbrushes.