Derek Hampton

Derek Hampton

Author at Dentistry Online

Derek began his career in the industry in the service department of a company specialising in lighting for dental practices. Making his way up the career ladder, a few years later he moved to Satelec (now Acteon), eventually becoming the managing director. Now taking on the role of general manager of EMS for the UK and Ireland, Derek is proud to have worked at all levels in dentistry, acquiring invaluable insight into what dental professionals need from their industry partners.

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Modern dental biofilm management

In the first of a two-part series, Derek Hampton introduces Shrivastava and colleagues’ (2021) review, delving into dental biofilm management and begins to explore a new protocol – guided biofilm therapy. Dental biofilm is a polymicrobial entity that resides on biotic and abiotic surfaces of the oral cavity (Sanz et al, 2017). These include hard … Continued

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Overcoming the ortho oral health challenge

Derek Hampton considers the oral health challenges facing dental professionals and orthodontic patients, and how to overcome them simply and effectively. A lot of positive buzz surrounds a new protocol called guided biofilm therapy (GBT) at the moment. In a nutshell, GBT is a professional cleaning process that focuses on individual patient diagnosis and risk … Continued

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