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First published in February 2003, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is a monthly, peer reviewed journal that reconnects practicing dental hygienists with the nation’s leading educators and researchers. As former and currently practicing dental hygienists, Dimensions publishing and editorial team—including Lorene Kent, RDH, BA; Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS; and Jill Rethman, RDH, BA—is able to deliver cutting edge content written by internationally known and respected educators and researchers in a practical, easy-to-read format.  

In addition to its world class editorial advisory board, Dimensions has established a Corporate Council—dental hygienists who now work in industry—to bring an industry perspective to topic and author selection as well as provide insights into how their company’s advancements in treatment modalities and product development address the changing needs of the marketplace. Dimensions also relies on its academic-based Peer Review Panel to provide valuable feedback on our editorial. 

Dimensions Education Connection 

Through an industry partnership established in 2004, the Dimensions print journal is now distributed to every senior-level dental hygiene student in the nation during the school year. This bonus circulation allows journal advertisers to promote their products and services to this impressionable market at no extra cost and provides a growing base of new subscribers for Dimensions as these students graduate and go into practice 

Dimensions Online  

Newly redesigned for greater interactivity and increased stickiness, is the destination for practicing dental hygienists. The site is home to the new, a professional and social network for dental hygienists. Other interactive areas include Dimensions CE Library, interactive forums, and the innovative Are You Game? crossword puzzle that tests our readers’ knowledge about oral health topics and the sponsor’s products.  

Dimensions readers are invited to join their colleagues in sharing ideas, learning from experts, staying abreast of new products and services, researching topics, and accessing back issues on the Dimensions website. Since August 2004, more than 10,000 practicing hygienists have become registered members of the Dimensions online community.  

Continuing Education  

Through its parent company, Belmont Publications, Inc., an ADA CERP recognized provider, Dimensions is able to offer its readers print, online, and live CE courses to keep their license current. In addition to creating and publishing print CE courses that are underwritten by unrestricted educational grants from corporate sponsors, Dimensions also provides special CE-carrying feature articles each month. Dimensions houses its complete library of continuing education courses on-line for easy, 24/7 access.  

Electronic E-Newsletter  

In response to its readers’ desire to stay current and their growing acceptance of all things electronic, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene publishes a monthly E-Newsletter, Hygiene Connection, which provides instant updates on the latest research projects, survey results, and upcoming features.  

Live Events  

For those practicing dental hygienists who cannot earn their CE with home study, Dimensions offers one-day, classroom-style programs, under the Partners In Practice brand. Coming in 2013, Dimensions will launch a combined hands-on, lecture and exhibit program called Dimensions EXPO! This two-day event will be held in Southern California and will allow attendees to learn from the same world class educators who write for the print journal.