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Continuing Education

Oral Cancer Detection

Dental hygienists play a unique role in early oral cancer detection by routinely providing examinations and educating patients about self-examination and risk factors.

Treating Patients With Fibromyalgia

Implementing patient management strategies and oral self-care modifications will help this population maintain their oral health.

Caring for the LGBT Community

Providing culturally appropriate treatment is key to improving access to care and health outcomes in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender patients.

Oral Health Risks in Athletes

While athletes are in prime physical condition, they may be at increased risk for bruxism, dental erosion, and xerostomia.


Editor’s Note

Are Sports and Energy Drinks OK For Kids? 

Summer is in full swing with its hot days and myriad activities.

Ask the Expert

Improving The Effectiveness of Self-Care Regimens

What is the best daily oral hygiene routine for patients with periodontal attachment loss?

Products and Services

FAQ: Microflex Ultraform by Ansell

Proper Fit Is Key to Improving The Ergonomics of Gloves.

Newsline + Industry Info

Dimensions’ Board Member Receives Irene Newman Award

Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS—an associate professor in the Department of Periodontics and director of interprofessional initiatives at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Dentistry—received the prestigious Irene Newman Award.

New Study Finds Women Require More Sedation During Oral Surgery Than Men

Finding the right dose of anesthesia during oral surgery can be challenging, especially when the amount needed for each patient is variable.

NYU Dental Hygienist Is Named the 2016 Educator of the Year

The 2016 Crest + Oral-B/American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Educator of the Year Award was presented to Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH.


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