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This Month’s Features

Focus On Prevention

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.

Handle With Care

Oral health professionals must follow safety guidelines to minimize the risk of needlestick injuries.

Preventing Bone Loss

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.

Continuing Education

Reducing Stroke Risk

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.


Editor’s Note

A College Homecoming

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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Industry Info

Oral health associated with stroke, pneumonia risk.

Educator Receives High Honor

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.


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