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January 2020 Digital Agenda

Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.

Women working on laptopNew! Student Website Is Launched

We are excited to announce the launch of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s new student website—sponsored by Sunstar—and designed to support dental hygiene students as they journey toward becoming dental hygienists. With articles written exclusively for students, study guides and quizzes, and much more, this site will help dental hygiene students every step of the way.

Share Your Thoughts

In this issue Margaret Langelier, MSHSA, writes about growing opportunities for dental hygienists with expanding scope of practice in her Guest Editorial on page 16. Like Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Facebook page at:​dimensionsofdentalhygiene​/ and share your thoughts on this question, “Do you see expanding opportunities for dental hygienists in your area?” We may publish your comment in an upcoming edition of our new column “Social Commentary” (page 15), and one lucky respondent will receive a coupon for a free continuing education course.

Ambassadors Offer Self-Care Tips

Dimensions Brand Ambassadors Melia Lewis, RDH, and Rachael Straus, RDH, offer tips on how to promote oral health awareness and their favorite self-care tips in the latest Ask the Ambassador videos. Watch now​​p/​​B4qEYk2F377/.

Test Your Knowledge

Each week Dimensions sends out an email with a new quiz and two slideshows. It’s the perfect way to test your knowledge and glean new information on important dental hygiene topics. You won’t want to miss Decembers’ quizzes on implant success in patients with diabetes and the new generation of blood thinners. Check these out and sign up for the e-newsletter​category/​slideshow/.


Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPDFree Continuing Education Unit on Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride

The use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a game changer when it comes to arresting caries. Want to learn more and earn a free continuing education unit? Don’t miss the eLookbook on SDF written by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD, and supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Elevate Oral Care. Visit for more details.


From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. January 2020;18(1):14.

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