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This Month’s Features

Fluoride’s Role as a Public Health Strategy

Fluoride provides a cost-effective and safe strategy to prevent decay across diverse patient populations.

Using CTV to Reduce Root Caries Risk

The use of 1% chlorhexidine in 1% thymol varnish may help elderly patients with poor oral hygiene decrease their risk of decay.

Continuing Education

Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Immunization

Dental hygienists play an important role in creating a pro-HPV vaccine practice.

Supporting the Success of Instrument Reprocessing

Errors and breaches in instrument reprocessing may be avoided by implementing recommended policies and procedures, regardless of the method of sterilization and disinfection used.

The Etiology of Xerostomia

By understanding the causes of xerostomia, or dry mouth, oral health professionals will be prepared to offer management strategies.

Providing Care 
to Patients With Special Needs

As more adults with special needs seek oral health care in the private practice setting, clinicians need to be prepared to offer safe and effective treatment.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Helping Those With Orofacial Clefts

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month.

Ask the Expert

What Do You Do At The Reevaluation Appointment?

How long does your office wait after completion of four quadrants of scaling and root planing for reevaluation, and what do you do at that appointment?

Products and Services

Product Index – Professional Use

This comprehensive guide lists the products used most by dental hygienists with the companies that make each product listed under the category.

Product Index – Patient Use

Self Care

Company Index

Organized alphabetically, this index lists contact information for all of the companies included in the Purchasing Guide Product Index.

July/August 2019 Marketplace for Dental Hygienists

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Top Brand Ambassadors

Each month, Newsline will feature some of our most active Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Brand Ambassadors.

Dimensions Launches Brand Ambassadors

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is excited to announce the launch of a new Brand Ambassador Program, which positions clinicians, educators, and leaders in the profession to serve as the voice of Dimensions.

The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Is Celebrated During Reception

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene—with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc—recognized Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, BA, MS, with The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on June 22.

Recipient of Alla J. Wheeler Award Announced

Mary Leona Yau, AAS, a May graduate of New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry’s Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene, is the recipient of the eighth annual Alla J. Wheeler Ethics and Professionalism Award sponsored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Hygienist Survives Cardiac Event and Pays It Forward

With 31 years of experience as a practicing full-time dental hygienist, Karen Ledford, RDH, BS, is definitely glad she chose dental hygiene as a career.