Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.

Caring, Sharing, Learning

It’s been awhile since I wrote about my brother Frank, who suffered a major stroke in January 2018. He has right-side deficits, including the inability to move his right arm and hand along with minimal movement of his right leg. His speech…

Reducing Root Caries Risk

Most of the patients I see are elderly and at elevated risk for root caries. What qualities should I look for in a fluoride varnish that will provide the best results in this population? Fluoride is widely accepted as a safe and…

May 2022 Social Commentary

What is one piece of advice you always give patients who present with existing gingival recession? Lisa Strathmann, RDH Dimensions Facebook Commenter I explain that most recession is caused by malocclusion and bruxism, and that they need…

Connection Through Compassion

When I was 8 years old, my family and I left our home in Kabul, Afghanistan, due to increasing violence. We lived in India for 7 months and then relocated to Germany, where we were refugees. It was the most difficult time of my young…

Dimensions Commemorates 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago, Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA, decided to embark on a new endeavor to offer dental hygienists high-level information from the nation’s leading educators and researchers, and thus began Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Once Anna…

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