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The Importance of Peer Review

As you may have noticed, a new image is appearing on articles in Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Depicting a magnifying glass focused on a page of a publication with the words “Dimensions Peer-Reviewed Content,” it signifies that a particular…

Update on License Portability

In the October 2021 issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, I wrote about a new initiative that would allow dental hygienists and dentists to practice in more than one state without needing to take a licensure exam for each state.1 The…

Reflections

As I write this memo from the beautiful town of Westport, Ireland, I’m reflecting on many things. First, how beautiful Ireland is and how warm and welcoming its people are. I attended the International Federation of Dental Hygienists’…

The Reality of Long COVID

All who have experienced a SARS-CoV-2 infection know its distinct symptoms and effects. Vaccinated or not, anyone can contract COVID-19, and this latest strain (known as the Omicron BA.5 variant) has shown that while it may not be as deadly…

Twenty Years and Counting

You’ve heard it said that “time flies when you’re having fun.” That certainly is the case with me as we celebrate 20 years of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene! As you’ve been reading throughout the year, Belmont Business Media is thrilled to…

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…

Welcome, New Colleagues!

The phrase, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” is usually associated with a popular Christmas song, but many dental hygiene students are echoing this sentiment right now. For them, it’s a time of celebration since the school term is…

The Ongoing Impact Of Covid-19

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in conjunction with the American Dental Association, recently conducted a webinar to apprise interested parties on the impact of COVID-19 on the infection prevention practices and vaccine…

Progress and Perspective

Every February, oral health professionals celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). An initiative of the American Dental Association, the commemoration is meant to bring attention to the oral health needs of children and…

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