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This Month’s Features

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Continuing Education

Implement a Minimally Invasive Approach

Incorporating the principles of minimally invasive dentistry into caries risk assessment and restorative treatment can improve patient outcomes.

Treating Patients With Cancer

Diet plays an integral role in promoting oral health.

Nutritional Strategies for Caries Reduction

Diet plays an integral role in promoting oral health.

CBCT and the Orthodontic Patient

Cone-beam computed tomography offers key benefits in all phases of orthodontics—from diagnosis to post-treatment.


Editor’s Note

Love Those Gums!

As dental hygienists, we've tried many ways to motivate patients to maintain their periodontal health. And you can see from this Purchasing Guide issue, there are myriad products to help us provide the best patient care.

Ask the Expert

How Can I Protect Myself Against Pathogenic Transmission?

I am starting a position in a practice that serves a large number of patients who are medically compromised due to infectious diseases. I know wounds and needle sticks that occur during dental procedures are a common avenue of pathogenic transmission. How can I best protect myself?

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Newsline + Industry Info

Dimensions Board Member Receives Award

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, MSDH, EdD, received the Alfred C. Fones Award at the American Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Session in June in Las Vegas.

Study Suggests Poor Oral Health and End-Stage Kidney Disease Are a Deadly Combination

Research shows that patients who receive hemodialysis due to end-stage kidney disease are at increased risk of oral disease, and they often have limited access to professional oral health services.


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