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This Month’s Features

Avoiding Errors in Digital Radiography

With most dental practices having already made the switch from film to digital, oral health professionals need to consistently evaluate their technique to ensure they are effectively capturing patient images.

Impact of Loupes and Lights on Visual Acuity and Ergonomics

Using loupes and lights may help clinicians compensate for visual deficiencies and improve ergonomics, possibly increasing career longevity.

Guest Editorial: Cultivating Leadership Potential

Two dental hygienists expand their professional horizons through their work with the Hispanic Dental Association.

Continuing Education

Ensure Infection Control Compliance With Chemical and Biological Indicators

Proper sterilization monitoring processes include a combination of mechanical, chemical, and biological indicators.

Occlusal Trauma and Periodontal Diseases

The implications of occlusal trauma should be part of a comprehensive periodontal examination.

Strategies to Address Periodontally Involved Furcations

While treating periodontally involved furcations is fraught with challenges, several approaches are available to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

The Importance of Effective Scaling and Root Planing

High-quality instrumentation in addition to good self-care, appropriate re-evaluations, and additional treatment are key components of a successful periodontal treatment regimen.


Editor’s Note

Global Issues, Global Solutions

The International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH) celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

Ask the Expert

Tips for Patients Who Refuse to Floss

Most of the patients I see either outright refuse to floss or lie about it. What are some good alternatives to recommend?

Products and Services

Clinical Insights: Protect Your Health With a Cordless Handpiece

From supporting good ergonomics to providing infection control safeguards, Pac-Dent’s ProMate CL offers dental hygienists a win-win in handpiece selection.

Product Profile Optimize Patient Outcomes With Simplified Aligner Care

EverSmile® WhiteFoam™, AlignerFresh™, and OrthoChews™

August 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

August 2021 Digital Agenda

Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.

Local Anesthesia Added to NC Dental Hygienists’ Scope of Practice

On July 23, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 144/SB 146 into law.

Dimensions Board Member Joins ADHA Leadership Team

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member and frequent contributor, JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM, is the new director of education and research at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) as of August 2. 

August 2021 Social Commentary

Like Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Facebook page to share your thoughts on posted questions.

ADHA and ADA Join Forces to Advocate for License Portability and Mobility Across State Lines

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and American Dental Association (ADA) are advocating for license portability for both dentists and dental hygienists.

A Career That Never Stops Growing

Growth and advancement occur when you allow yourself to step outside of your comfort zone.

NYU Grad Fosters Pride in Dental Hygiene

Naoko Fujimori, RDH, MA, a 2009 graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at New York University, returned to her native Japan and started an international study club called Team Grin’n in 2015.


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