Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is a monthly, peer reviewed journal that reconnects practicing dental hygienists with the nation's leading educators and researchers
Recognize the Signs
Oral health professionals are in an ideal position to identify and report
suspected cases of child abuse and neglect.
Evaluating Caries Risk
Clinicians must assess each patient’s risk for developing decay in order
to effectively implement a caries prevention program.
A form of ectodermal dysplasia, this genetic disease asserts a variety of
effects on the oral cavity.
The Dangers of Betel Quid Chewing
This addictive habit, popular in Southeast Asia and India, negatively
impacts the oral cavity.
Welcome to 2014! The new year presents a fresh opportunity to stay at your professional best. The January issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene contains cutting-edge information to help you start the year right. Earn up to 8 continuing education credits as you read the latest perspectives on sleep apnea, telehealth and forensic odontology, ethical decision making, and early childhood caries. Feature articles address operator stool selection for improved ergonomics, provide an update on antimicrobial usage, and offer best practices for preparing for medical emergencies in the dental office. Happy New Year! Read more...
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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.
Orthodontic treatment remains the preeminent solution for malocclusion. Yet, during the long months required to achieve an aligned smile, patients may become lax in their oral hygiene regimens. Fortunately, today's oral care products have made effective self-care routines more convenient. And to aid your understanding of these technologies, two orthodontic experts share their observations about how these products can help improve oral health and compliance—especially among young patients. 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.