Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is a monthly, peer reviewed journal that reconnects practicing dental hygienists with the nation's leading educators and researchers
CBCT and the Orthodontic Patient
Cone-beam computed tomography offers key benefits in all
phases of orthodontics—from diagnosis to post-treatment.
Implement a Minimally Invasive Approach
Incorporating the principles of minimally invasive dentistry
into caries risk assessment and restorative treatment can
improve patient outcomes.
Treating Patients With Cancer
Dental hygienists play a key role in helping patients with
head and neck cancer maintain their quality of life.
Nutritional Strategies for Caries Reduction
Diet plays an integral role in promoting oral health.
Now that summer is in full swing, it's time to relax with some great reading—and the July issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is a must-read! Learn about the latest advances in anesthesia and ultrasonic therapy. Understand how intraoral cameras can help improve communication with patients and refresh your knowledge of common tooth abnormalities and treatment. This issue also offers four continuing education (CE) articles, which offer a total of eight CE units on the topics of sterilization, oral health risks among college students, treating patients with eating disorders, and promoting oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. Enjoy this issue as you relax this summer!
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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.
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...
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 email@example.com.