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Interrelationship Between Rheumatoid
Arthritis and Periodontal Diseases
These two common health conditions share similar
inflammatory pathways and environmental mechanisms.
Stub Out the Tobacco Habit
An evidence-based approach is most appropriate when
helping patients quit using tobacco.
Recognize Prader-Willi Syndrome
While this complicated genetic disorder may not be seen
frequently in private dental practice, clinicians should be
knowledgeable about its negative effects on the oral cavity.
Quelling Dental Anxiety
A variety of techniques is available to help fearful patients
experience successful dental appointments.
October typically conjures up thoughts of falling leaves, pumpkins, and Halloween tricks and treats. For Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, however, October marks National Dental Hygiene Month—and it sure is sweet! This issue contains articles on a host of clinically relevant topics—including ultrasonic insert/tip selection, assessing noncarious cervical lesions, pediatric dental anesthesia, promoting interdental cleaning, and much more. Not to be forgotten are four continuing education articles covering tooth sensitivity, implant failure, risk assessment, and recognizing the signs of domestic violence, which together offer 8 CE units. Keep reading to see why the October issue is such a treat!Read more...
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MDAC Receives Oral Health 2020 Grant
American Dental Association Announces Winner of John W. Stanford New Investigator Award
Trident Supports Oral Health America's fall For Smiles Campaign With Sugar-free Gum Donation
Dr. Harold Litvak Honored with the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation's Founders Society Award
American Dental Association (ADA) Establishes New Oversight Agency for Continuing Education Recognition Program
ADHA, FTC Submit Final Comments to CODA on Proposed Standards for Dental Therapy Education Programs
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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.