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Enhance Patient Communication

Intraoral cameras can help clinicians improve the oral health literacy of their patients.
By Kim Attanasi, RDH, MS
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Tips for Successful Sterilization

The sterilization of instruments is integral to the safe and effective provision of dental care.
By Susan Lynn Tolle, BSDH, MS
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Periodontal Risk Management

Assessment and identification of specific risk factors are integral to a comprehensive periodontal examination.
By Sara G. Grossi, DDS, MS
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Tips for Effective Surface Disinfection

Adhering to regulations and choosing the appropriate product are key to reducing the risk of cross-contamination.
By Eve J. Cuny, BA, MS
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Optical Coherence Tomography

This advanced imaging technology may help improve treatment outcomes, as well as support patient education.
By Joseph W. Evans, DDS, and Pramod Tadakamalla, BDS
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  • Introducing a New Mentor Program

    Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is pleased to announce the creation of an exciting, interactive online mentoring program for dental hygienists. Sponsored through an educational grant from Sunstar Americas, accessing a mentor has never been easier.

    To access a mentor, click here. 

  • Sunstar E-Brief | Shades of Green

    Concerned and committed clinicians are helping reshape dental practice by delivering the highest quality of care while minimizing dentistry's environmental footprint. Two forward-thinking oral health professionals, Kathleen Bernardi, RDH, and Paul Feuerstein, DMD—each of whom operates an environmentally friendly "green" practice—reveal why this approach is good for patients, clinicians and the environment. In addition, they explain how to transform a conventional office into a clean practice with minimal waste—and why this is important to a growing number of patients. Read more... 

  • Ask the Expert

    The new Ask the Expert column features answers to your most pressing clinical questions provided by Dimensions' online panel of key opinion leaders, including Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, on periodontal therapy; Durinda Mattana, RDH, MS, on fluoride use; Mary Kaye Scaramucci, RDH, MS, on instrument sharpening; and Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, on pharmacology.

    Click here to meet the experts and submit your question. If you would like to pose a question on a topic other than those listed, email it to kmachado@belmontpublications.com.

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