Amber Ojak

Amber Ojak

Author at Dentistry Online

Dental therapist

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The trials and tribulations of returning to practice after COVID-19

With many in dentistry back in the practice, Amber Ojak explains how the COVID-19 experience has changed the way hygienists and therapists treat patients. I can honestly say, it feels like we never had six months off. Yet I have never been happier to return to my profession. Even though it was a very productive … Continued

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The turquoise movement: the importance of nursing support for dental hygienists and therapists

As #Help4hygiene gathers momentum, Amber Ojak explains why so many people are getting behind the campaign for nursing support. Over the last few weeks there has been some awareness raised over the importance of supplying dental hygienists and therapists with full nursing support. Due to the unfortunate events of the coronavirus, more and more dental … Continued

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The EME approach to tackling oral hygiene education

Amber Ojak introduces her EME approach to oral hygiene education, which will help influence behaviour change both in and out of the dental practice. Periodontal disease may be one of the hardest things to treat. It predominantly depends upon patient compliance. We have all the latest available equipment and skills required to provide ‘gold standard’ … Continued

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The future of hygienists and therapists post COVID-19

Amber Ojak explains how hygienists and therapists can grab this opportunity to change the way dentistry is delivered to patients. COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in the dental world. There are many of us who are currently feeling a bit apprehensive about returning to work. Especially dental hygienists and therapists. Reading many forums … Continued

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Should we focus more on public education about oral hygiene and dental products?

Amber Ojak questions whether dental professionals should spend more time publishing advice for the general public to access. As a hygiene therapist I am constantly faced with patients asking questions about oral hygiene. They question myths they’ve heard about dental products and the increasing awareness of links between periodontal disease and other diseases. In the … Continued

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