Does your heart sink a little when an orthodontic patient is booked to see you? In this webinar, learn how to make orthodontic appointments more effective, efficient and safe with spectacular results. Welcome to GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY!

If you’re anything like me, my heart would sink a little when I would see that a teenage patient in active orthodontics was booked to see me. Who would walk through the door? Would it be a mouth full of food debris stuck in what looked like moldy orthodontic brackets and profusely bleeding gums? Would I see impossible to reach staining around the brackets or think my patient just ate a packet of Cheezels™ only to find out that he or she had just not brushed his teeth since the last time I saw them?

I used to loath this type of patient, not just because I could find enough food in their brackets to feed a small nation but because I was never satisfied with the results I’d achieved after I’d fin­ished their clean.  Far too often, I felt under pressure to get their teeth cleaned in the “child” timed appointment slot, never feeling like I had removed everything. I was always feeling frustrated trying to manoeuvre my ultrasonic tip around brackets, trying to use a prophy handpiece and gluggy prophy paste to remove tena­cious sticky mature plaque from modules and on the gingival side of the bracket. As I frantically worked away, I would be loathing the patient in the chair; blood, sweat and tears from both of us were going into the appointment with a lacklustre result!

Traditional methods for professional prophylaxis of the orthodontic patient are often time consuming and biofilm is more often than not, left on and around the brackets. By incorporating AIRFLOW® and the 8 steps of GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY into my orthodontic preventative care programs, I now achieve painless 100% biofilm removal with 360 degree accessibility and improve my patient’s’ long term outcomes. My orthodontic appointments have reduced from 1 hour to 30 minutes and I now plaque disclose every single one of my patients. By using Guided Biofilm Therapy with AIRFLOW®   tech­nology combined with appropriate home OHI instructions and motivation, I am providing the best treatments possible for my patients. And you can too!

In this dental webinar, learn how you can make orthodontic appointments more effective, efficient and safe. Not only will your patients find the procedure more comfortable, but you will reduce your patients’ risks of gingival disease, demineralisation and caries. GUIDED BIOFILM THERAPY has transformed my clinical practice and it can transform yours too - it’s a win win win for all!  


  • Tabitha Acret has been working in the dental industry for 22 years. She started out as a Dental Nurse, then Practice Manager and graduated from a Bachelor of Oral Health at Newcastle University in 2008.
  • Tabitha has worked in private practice since graduation and is currently a Dental Hygienist based in Darwin, Northern Territory. She is passionate about preventative dental care and non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  • She is the current National Vice-President of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, frequently presents at industry events, contributes to multiple international publications, provides clinical education, and regularly volunteers in south-east Asia.
  • In October 2018, Tabitha was awarded the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia 2018 Leadership Award.