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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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Provide Comprehensive Care for Patients with Marfan Syndrome

Dental hygienists can support the early diagnosis and effective treatment of this genetic disorder.
By Rosemary D. Hays, RDH, MS, and Dushyanthan Nithiyananthasothy
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The ABCs of Sealants

Educating parents/caregivers about the benefits and limitations of sealants is an important part of supporting children’s oral health.
By David M. Avenetti, DDS, MSD, MPH
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Working to Improve Access to Care

Community health centers play a vital role in improving the health and quality of life of disadvantaged patient populations.
By Jewel Goodman Shepherd, MPA, CHES, PhD, and Margaret F. Lemaster, BSDH, MS
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Warning Signs

By noting the early symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, oral health professionals can help patients receive the treatment they need.
By Michael W. Roberts, DDS, MScD; and Travis M. Hicks, DDS, MS
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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 | Practical Perspective on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

    Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) are more widespread than many oral health professionals may realize, and, in fact, affect the majority of newborns.1 Despite a tendency to "grow out" of OMD, approximately half of children in the first grade are affected, and 30% still have OMD as adults.1 In this Sunstar E-Brief, two dental hygienists who are practicing orofacial myofunctional therapists (OMT) help shed light on this disorder and approaches to care. 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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