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November 2017

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We hope you enjoy some special time with family and friends during this season of gratitude. Before you get too sleepy from the turkey and pie, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene has an information-packed issue to keep you practicing at your best. From learning when to seek professional help for musculoskeletal pain to the latest advancements in the treatment of cleft lip and/or palate, the November edition has something for every oral health professional. 

 

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This Month's Features

 

Musculoskeletal Health: When To Seek Professional Help
Oral health professionals should understand the common signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal health problems and when intervention is needed.
By Howell Tapley, PT, MSPT, PhD; Stasia Tapley, PT, DPT; and Tiffany Idlewine, PT, DPT, OCS
  

 A Closer Look at Mouthrinses 
This adjunct to self-care regimens can help patients improve their oral health.
By Marisa Gregoire, AAS, and Kaitlin Karalunas, RDH, PHDHP, BS
 

 Sealant Selection 
Choosing the right sealant material depends on a variety of factors, including patient needs.
By Tracye A. Moore, RDH, MS, EdD
 

 Instrument Selection for Premolar Teeth 
This is key to effective nonsurgical periodontal therapy and periodontal maintenance.
By Kathleen O. Hodges, RDH, MS
 

 The Treatment of Cleft Lip and/or Palate 
With the advent of presurgical infant orthopedics, the role of oral health professionals in caring for this population continues to grow.
By Matthew K. Geneser, DDS
 

 CE Sponsored by Philips
Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care 

Oral health professionals are charged with encouraging open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs.
By Pamela Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD
 

 The Therapeutic Use of Botox 
Botulinum toxin type A is part of the oral health armamentarium for patients with special needs.
By Katherine Krattenmaker, RDH, BS; Liana Lu, RDH, BS; Tzu-Yu Ko, RDH, BS; and Dianne L. Sefo, RDH, MEd
 

 The Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin Technique 
Created with patients' own donor tissue, the placement of L-PRF encourages healing following a variety of dental procedures.
By Joseph W.Evans, DDS, and Kyndall A. Hudson, RDH
 

Departments

 

 Editor's Note
Join Forces to Fight Diabetes
By Jill Rethman, RDH, BA
 

 Newsline 

 Industry Info 

 Marketplace 

 Ask the Expert
Black Hairy Tongue
By Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH 

 

Product Profiles

 

 Hu-Friedy 

 Sunstar 

 TheraBreath 

 Cetylite 

 SDI 

 Keystone Industries 



 

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