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This Month’s Features

Antidotes for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Maintaining fitness and sticking to a regular exercise routine may help oral health professionals prevent work-related injury.

The New Liquid Biopsy

Salivary diagnostic testing is poised to move the dental setting into primary, preventive care.

Decision Making in Ultrasonic Instrumentation

Sufficient power, proper adaptation, and appropriate stroke activation are integral to successful use of this modality.

Hepatitis C—A Silent Killer

With increasing numbers of hepatitis C virus infections, oral health professionals need to advise their baby boomer patients to seek testing.

In Memoriam: A Lasting Legacy

The matriarch of dental hygiene, Esther M. Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, lives on through her seminal textbook, her passion for the profession of dental hygiene, and her personal impact on friends and colleagues.

Continuing Education

Current Concepts in Caries Risk Assessment

Staying abreast of the changing landscape of caries risk assessment, management, and prevention will help oral health professionals provide the highest quality patient care.

Addressing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral health professionals play important roles in detecting and treating obstructive sleep apnea.

Treating Patients on Antiplatelet Therapy

In order to safely and effectively manage this patient population, oral health professionals should be able to recognize the medical indications for which antiplatelets are prescribed and understand their adverse effects.

Caring For Patients With Spina Bifida

This complex neural tube defect causes a variety of impairments that can impact the delivery of dental treatment.


Editor’s Note

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Ask the Expert: The Disappearing Dental Hygienist

One of the dental hygienists in the private practice where I work took a lunch break and never returned, even though she had several patients scheduled for the afternoon. Is this considered patient abandonment?

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Meet the ‘Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know’

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene announced the honorees for the ninth annual "Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know" in its December 2016 issue.

Pilot Teledentistry Program Goes to Work in California

In Southern California, a pilot teledentistry program called Smiles X-Press is increasing access to care for local children.

Scientists Inch Closer to Developing a Periodontal Vaccine

The first vaccine to prevent chronic periodontitis may be one step closer to reality.

Silver Diamine Fluoride Receives New FDA Designation

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted "Breakthrough Therapy Designation" to silver diamine fluoride (SDF) (38%) for the arrest of dental caries.

Grant Promotes Oral Health Among Older Adults

Chicago-based Oral Health America (OHA) recently received a $50,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation.

OSAP Announces Latest Corporate Members

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) recently announced its two newest corporate members.


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