DE’s Advisory Board member profile: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH

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Tell us about a product or technology that has recently changed your world.

Erythritol and glycine air powder polishers have been absolute game changers for me. I graduated as a dental hygienist in 2005, and from that moment began using sodium bicarbonate as a way to “polish” my patients. To say I am a fan of powder over pumice is an understatement. There were some downsides to the sodium bicarbonate, and now all of that has changed with the introduction of glycine powder and erythritol powder.


My goal is to provide a more therapeutic approach to patient care by managing biofilm in the chair and guiding patients to the best options for home care. Changing my approach to patient care has made my life easier and my patients happier.


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