This Month’s Features
Improving periodontal health can have positive effects across all facets of overall health and may even support the prevention of serious health sequelae, such as stroke.
Oral health professionals must follow safety guidelines to minimize the risk of needlestick injuries.
While tooth extraction can often lead to bone loss, oral health professionals can use a variety of strategies to encourage bone health.
Develop Your Technique Intelligence
Correct adaptation is key to successfully implementing ultrasonic therapy.
Integrating the Health Care Continuum
The knowledge base surrounding the association between oral and overall health continues to grow, providing clinicians with the tools they need to provide patient-centered care.
Improving periodontal health may also help prevent stroke.
The Oral Microbiome and the Risk of Lung Infection
Aspirating oral pathogens to the lower airway may cause serious health implications for vulnerable patients.
Dental Care for Patients With Heart Disease
Current approaches to ensure the safe provision of oral health services to individuals with hypertension and heart failure.
Evidence-Based Decision Making
When investigating ergonomic interventions, oral health professionals should incorporate this important process to increase the likelihood of success.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the hallowed halls of my alma mater—The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Dentistry in Columbus—where my dental hygiene career began.
Ask the Expert
What Are the Recommendations for Fluoride Varnish Application?
Is the appropriate interval for fluoride varnish application among patients at average or slightly elevated caries risk every 3 months to 6 months? If so, what is the protocol for patients at high risk? Would applying varnish every 72 hours to 2 weeks be too much fluoride exposure?
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Oral health associated with stroke, pneumonia risk.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS, has been named to the Maryland Daily Record's 2015 Top 100 Women list.
Tolle Joins Dimensions’ Advisory Board
Dimensions is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Lynn Tolle, BSDH, MS, to its Editorial Advisory Board.