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

WELCOME AUTHORS!

You are now part of the Dimensions of Dental Hygiene family,
and we are so happy to have you!

Here you’ll find all of the resources you need to share your articles across multiple social media platforms. Our ultimate goal is to get your articles in front of dental hygienists, so that we can advance the practice of dental hygiene. We hope you will participate in this effort so that we can help clinicians be the best they can be.

The Power of Social Media

We live in an age where websites, apps, and other digital technologies provide an avenue to communicate with millions of people—from right next door to across the globe. The power of social media and digital platforms can create effective ways to educate, inform, and persuade. These tools can also be used to advance the profession of dental hygiene.

Dental hygienists are hungry for the latest information on best practices and status of the profession. You can reach thousands of dental hygienists with just a single post. As sharing posts is incredibly easy, your expertise can reach a larger and larger audience through a simple click. This not only benefits clinicians who are learning about advancements in the field, but posting your work on social media can also increase your name recognition—creating more opportunities for speaking, writing, and lecturing.

Unique Author Page

As a Dimensions of Dental Hygiene author, you have your very own landing page that includes your headshot, bio, and all of the articles you have contributed to the journal.

Access your unique URL by opening the welcome email we sent you, searching this page, or clicking on your name in the bio section of an article you have written that is posted on our website.

If an article you wrote prior to 2014 is missing from your landing page, not to worry, we are in the process of getting all articles live. If more recent articles are missing, please let us know by sending an email to dimensions@belmontpublications.com and we will look into it further.

Let's Help Clinicians Be the Best They Can Be!

Your Graphics Tool Kit

Below are some graphics we have created that you are free to use. Remember to include a link to your article when sharing these on social media.

Social Media Tagging

#hashtags

Hashtagging gives your posts more exposure. When you hashtag a post, it is grouped with other posts that have been hash tagged with the same words. By using hashtags, your post is categorized with similar content, making it simple for users to find the information they are seeking. Keep your hashtags concise and focus on using tags that are popular or trending.

@tagging

Tagging Dimensions of Dental Hygiene in the description of your posts is very important on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. When you tag Dimensions, it helps people understand that your article was published in Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and is featured on our website.

Tagging and Using Hashtags Will Help Your Article Gain Exposure

Your Reference Center

Below are the links you need to start tagging Dimensions in your posts.

Be sure to also include popular and trending hashtags.

#dentalhygiene #oralhealth

FACEBOOK

facebook.com/dimensionsofdentalhygiene

@dimensionsofdentalhygiene

#dimensionsofdentalhygiene

INSTAGRAM

instagram.com/dimensionsofdentalhygiene

@dimensionsofdentalhygiene

#dimensionsofdentalhygiene

TWITTER

twitter.com/dimensionsofdh

@dimensionsofdh

#dimensionsofdentalhygiene

Facebook Examples

Simple Share

The first example shows a simple share. Each article on our website has a social media share button at the bottom of the page. Click that button to simply share the article directly from our website. You can edit the description so that you can include a brief note, tags, and hashtags, and it will automatically pull an image from the page that then links to your article when clicked.

Graphics Post

The second example shows a graphics post. Using one of the graphics we have provided above, simply download and save the image to your desktop. Next, grab the URL from the article you want to share, go to your Facebook page, and upload the graphics photo. Type in a message, your tags, and copy/paste the URL, so users know where to go to read your article.

Instagram Examples

Simple Post

If you would like to use one of the graphics provided, save it to your phone or tablet for easy access. Alternatively, you can also take a photo of the journal in which your article is published or take a photo of yourself reading the article. Upload the photo to your instagram account, add a short description, and be sure to tag and hashtag the photo. You may also want to consider adding a direct link to the article in your Instagram profile for easy access.

Instastory

Another tool you can use for Instagram is Instastories. Instastories are 15-second videos that play if you click on a user’s profile icon. Remember to highlight your video if you want it to stay on your Instagram profile, otherwise the video will disappear after 24 hours. Hashtags and profile tags are accepted in Instastories as well, so be sure to tag your video! You can film yourself talking about your article or simply include a photo of your article and a written description. There are many types of filters and video settings as well, so have fun with it!

Twitter Examples

Simple Share

The first example shows a simple share. Each article on our website has a social media share button at the bottom of the page. Click that button to simply share the article directly from our website. You can edit the description so that you can include a brief note, tags, and hashtags. Just remember that your tweet must be 280 characters or less.

Graphics Post

The second example shows a graphics post. Using one of the graphics provided above, simply download and save the image to your desktop. Next, grab the URL from the article you want to share,  go to your Twitter page, and upload the graphics photo. Type a short message, your tags, and copy/paste the URL ,so users know where to go to read your article.

Plug your URL into bitly.com if you’d like it to appear shorter.

Thank You

I want to personally thank you for helping us spread your valuable articles and important information to the dental hygiene profession. Your efforts are appreciated from all of us at Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA
Publisher