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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

Oral Health Risks Among College Students

Tailoring preventive education to address this population’s needs may help improve both oral and systemic health.
By Margaret Lemaster, BSDH, MS, and Amanda Maready

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

Promote Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

In order to prevent decalcification, caries, and gingivitis— common occurrences during appliance therapy—patients must improve their self-care regimens.
By Ricky E. Harrell, DMD

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
  • 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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