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This Month’s Features

Company Index

Organized alphabetically, this index lists contact information for all of the companies included in the Purchasing Guide Product Index.

Product Index – Professional Use

This comprehensive guide lists the products used most by dental hygienists with the companies that make each product listed under the category.

Product Index – Patient Use

Self Care

Continuing Education

Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

Oral health professionals need to be able to recognize the sometimes subtle signs of victimization in order to effectively assist this vulnerable population.

Addressing Ulcerations of the Oral Cavity

Careful assessment of these common oral conditions is critical to ensure early detection of any malignant ulcerations.

The Role of Homeopathy in Oral Health Care

As the number of patients interested in complementary and alternative medicine grows, clinicians should be aware of this modality.

Strategies for Meeting Infection Control Protocols

In order to protect the health of patients and Oral health professionals, compliance with infection control guidelines and requirements must be a top priority.


Editor’s Note

Skin Cancer Screening

So it’s that time of year again when we enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sun. For me and other melanoma survivors, it’s a time to remember how fortunate we are to have detected and successfully treated our skin cancer.

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Dimensions’ Board Members Receive Awards at ADHA Meeting

Dimensions' Board members receive awards at adha meeting   Two members of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editorial Advisory Board—Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA, and Marion Manski, RDH, MS, received awards at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) 94th Annual

UNC School of Dentistry Announces New Administration

Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS, has been named the first assistant dean for professional development and faculty affairs at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.


Justin Urbano, RDHAP, spends 16 hours per week providing free oral cancer screenings and preventive dental care to older adults who are homebound or living in care facilities.


The University of Hawaii (UH) at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene has received federal funding to implement an expanded function dental hygiene (EFDH) program in order to improve access to much-needed dental care for young children from birth to age 5.


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