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This Month’s Features

Solving the Mystery

Radiography provides valuable clues to the correct diagnosis in this case study.

Strategies for Improving Patient Compliance

Helping patients become intrinsically motivated and encouraging their participation in the decision-making process are both important parts of supporting compliance with oral health care instructions.

Ensuring Safe Practice In Dental Radiology

Minimizing radiation exposure and adhering to appropriate infection control procedures are integral to the safe use of dental radiography.

Continuing Education

Preventing Caries Through Diet

Clinicians need to understand the prenatal and post-natal dietary factors associated with early childhood caries.

Beyond Bacteria

Bacteria may not be the only culprits behind periodontitis. New research suggests a viral component may also play a role in specific cases.

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Children with this neurological disorder experience a variety of signs and symptoms, some of which impact the delivery of dental care.

Screening for Oral Cancer

Early detection is key to reducing the mortality and morbidity associated with this serious disease.


Editor’s Note

Let There Be Peace on Earth

This time of year always evokes memories of family and good times spent in celebration.

Ask the Expert

The Legality of Animal-Assisted Therapy

Are there laws governing whether animals can be present in dental office waiting rooms and operatories?

Products and Services

December 2015 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Program Awards $2.2 Billion to Address HIV/AIDS

More than $2 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded in 2015.

Minnesota Dental Board Rejects Random Inspections

Earlier this year, in an effort to protect public health, Jake Manahan, JD, a citizen member of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, proposed implementing random inspections of dental offices throughout the state.

Community College Offers Inexpensive Dental Visits

For those without dental insurance, a trip to the dental office for routine and preventive oral health care may be out of reach.

Don’t Miss the 2015 ‘Six Dental Hygienists You Want To Know’

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's anticipated "Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know" feature—sponsored by Procter & Gamble—makes its annual return this issue.


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