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This Month’s Features

Choosing the Most Appropriate Restorative Material

With the use of amalgam restorative materials declining, oral health professionals need to remain up-to-date on the alternatives so they can best advise their patients.

Accessing the Base of the Pocket

Clinicians must be able to gain access and remove all deposits from the base of the pocket in order to control disease and prevent probing depths from increasing.

Continuing Education

Treating 
Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Dental hygienists should be prepared to recognize the disorder, provide prompt referral for medical care, and educate patients on protecting their oral health.

Strategies for Addressing Sialorrhea

This salivary gland dysfunction presents a multidimensional challenge to oral health professionals who must be well versed in sialorrhea’s causes and progression in order to effectively treatment plan.

The Importance of the Intraoral Scanner

As technology advances, dental hygienists need to be well versed on the practical benefits of intraoral scanner use.

The Rise of Measles

With the recent rise in incidence, oral health professionals should be able to recognize measles and understand the related oral health considerations.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Groundbreaking Legislation

It’s been a long time since something truly groundbreaking has happened that may impact the way individuals practice their professions.

Ask the Expert

Selecting the Best Loupes for You

What are the most important things to look for when I’m selecting a new pair of loupes?

Products and Services

GINGICaine® Oral Anesthetic Gel in Syringe by Gingi-Pak

Perfect control for local anesthetics.

Newsline + Industry Info

Middle School Kids Receive School-Based Dental Care

Students at Lynn Middle School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, can now receive preventive dental care every Wednesday at the Happy Smiles School-Based Dental Clinic.

Dental Hygienist Is Dedicated to Helping Those in Need

Mary Jensen, RDH, MS, has been a practicing dental hygienist for the past 38 years.

Tenth Recipient of Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award to Be Announced

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, along with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc, will present the 10th annual The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award during the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s 96th Annual Session in Louisville, Kentucky.