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Detect Tooth Abnormalities

Early recognition of these oral health problems may help improve treatment outcomes.
By Ximena Zornosa, DMD

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

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

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

Periodontal Risk Management

Assessment and identification of specific risk factors are integral to a comprehensive periodontal examination.
By Sara G. Grossi, DDS, 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 | 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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