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Synergistic Approach

Fluoride therapy, in addition to adjunctive over-the-counter remedies, can help patients with xerostomia relieve the dry mouth symptoms and reduce their risk of decay. By Nicole Greco, BSDH, MA, and Lynne Morgan, RDH, MS Read more...

Master the Method

The use of overlapping, multidirectional strokes in the correct sequence is key to successful instrumentation of deep periodontal pockets. By Michaela Nguyen, RDH, MS, and Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS Read more...

Addressing Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis in the Dental Office

Oral health professionals play key roles in the diagnosis and management of this common viral infection. By Tracy Lubinsky, RDH, MHSc, PHDHP Read more...

Good Start to Oral Health

As more pediatric patients seek treatment in general dental practices, clinicians need to be well versed in caries prevention.
By David M. Avenetti, DDS, MSD, MPH
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The Benefits of Xylitol

The positive health effects of this sugar alcohol extend beyond the oral cavity. By Laura J. Sleeper, RDH, MA, and Ashley Gronski Read more...
  • 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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