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This Month’s Features

Strategies for Dental Unit Waterline Management

The proper management of dental unit waterlines is key to safe patient care.

Improving Visual Acuity

Whether age or digital exposure is affecting a clinician’s vision, strategies are available to improve eyesight.

Tips To Prevent Caries

Caries management by risk assessment is key to reducing the prevalence of this ubiquitous—and preventable—oral disease.

Continuing Education

Addressing Childhood Obesity in the Dental Setting

Oral health professionals are in a unique position to provide screening and education based on individual risk factors to manage this public health issue.

Hypersensitivity Management With Fluoride

Fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride are both viable treatment options in efforts to relieve the pain of dentinal hypersensitivity, particularly among older adults.

Oral Health Implications of Menopause

Dental hygienists play an integral role in educating patients about the oral and systemic effects of menopause.

CE Sponsored by Colgate: An Integrative Approach to Periodontal Health

P4 medicine, which encompasses participation, prediction, prevention, and personalization, offers new avenues to manage the various stages of periodontal diseases.


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Editor’s Note

HIPAA in the Era of Digital Assistants

Other than a virtual assistant on my mobile phone, I don’t have a digital-assistant device, although I’ve thought of getting one.

Ask the Expert

What Type of Insurance Should I Purchase Before Starting Practice?

I am a recent graduate and am wondering what type of insurance I should purchase before starting practice.

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Nebraska Names Hygienist of the Year

When Ryan D. Rutar, RDH, MAM, BA, BS, applied for the Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 2019 Nebraska Dental Hygienist of the Year Award, he wasn’t sure he had much of a chance.

Recipient of the 2019 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award Is Revealed

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc, is pleased to announce that Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, BA, MS, is the 2019 recipient of The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Colgate Sponsors CE on Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine, or more specifically P4 medicine, which encompasses participation, prediction, prevention, and personalization, is the focus of the latest continuing education (CE) article, “An Integrative Approach to Periodontal Health,” sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate.