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This Month’s Features

Resistance Training for Health

This approach is gaining attention for its potential in alleviating work-related pain among oral health professionals.

Current Evidence on the Efficacy of SDF

Silver diamine fluoride provides a variety of benefits in arresting dental caries, yet remains underutilized.

Improving Mobility Through Licensure Compacts

The Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact facilitates the ability of clinicians to move, expands employment opportunities, and reduces the need to maintain multiple licenses.

Continuing Education

An In-Depth Look at Cleidocranial Dysplasia

In order to provide the best possible patient care, oral health professionals need to be aware of the characteristics, pathophysiology, treatment, and oral considerations of this genetic condition.

Zygomatic Implants for Patients With Complex Dental Conditions

Special considerations must be made to maintain the health of this type of dental implant.

Addressing Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Oral health professionals play a crucial role in preventing and managing this rare but serious pathology.

Maintaining the Balance Between Remineralization and Demineralization

A thorough knowledge of the demineralization/remineralization process is critical to effective caries management.


Editor’s Note

Reignite Your Passion for the Profession

Be patient with yourself, celebrate your progress, and don’t hesitate to seek help if needed.

Ask the Expert

Ink Matters in
Dental Charting

Are gel pens acceptable for patient charting, or is the preferred implement still a black ballpoint pen?

Products and Services

Maximizing the 
Advantages of Fluoride

Prescription fluoride offers a variety of benefits for kids and adults at high caries risk.

Newsline + Industry Info

Dimensions Welcomes Two Corporate Council Members

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is pleased to welcome two new members to its Corporate Council: Dominic Castro, RDH, BS, and Ellen R. Guritzky, MSJ, RDH, FADHA. Castro is the ambassador activation and community manager for BURST Oral Care. He provides strategic direction and leadership to the ambassador activation team, contributing to the elevation of brand [...]

A Trailblazer in Dental Research and Education Leaves an Indelible Legacy

Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, a tremendous contributor to dental education, dental research, and oral health promotion, passed away on December 22, 2023. A professor emeritus and dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he was also the former director of the National Institute of Dental and [...]

Discovery EXPO Launches This September

Discovery EXPO for Hygienists, hosted by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, is an in-person 2-day event — September 13 and 14, 2024 — with exceptional speakers and content supporting the dental hygiene community. Discovery EXPO will present highly desired content focused on periodontal health, anesthesia, caries control, and diagnostics, as well as other key topics in [...]

Dental Hygienist Receives President’s Award

Harold A. Henson, RDH, MEd, PhD, FADHA, recently received the University of Texas (UT) Health Houston’s 2023 President’s Scholar Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes Henson’s work in furthering innovative educational programs for both students and educators at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. The award encompasses a framed certificate, cash prize of $10,000, [...]


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