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Combating the Periodontitis Epidemic

Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS, discusses the importance of antimicrobial toothpastes in the fight against plaque and gingivitis. Read more...

Managing Caries Risk in Adults

Oral health professionals must keep up-to-date on effective strategies to prevent and manage root caries in older adults.
By Donald L. Chi, DDS, PhD, and Christopher Shyue, BS, BA
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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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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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Treating Periodontal Diseases with Laser Therapy

While several types of lasers are available to oral health professionals, the evidence supporting their use in treating periodontal diseases is mixed.
By Jeffrey D. Pope, DDS, MS, and Jeffrey A. Rossmann, 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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