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This Month’s Features

The ABCs of Face Shields

Face shields play an important role in the PPE armamentarium, particularly during procedures that create large particles and droplets.

Addressing Dentinal Hypersensitivity With Mouthrinse

Research shows that some formulations may offer patients relief from this common oral condition.

Basic Prevention and Management of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

While at increased risk for these injuries, dental hygienists can implement strategies for effective prevention and care to ensure the longevity of their careers.

Continuing Education

Supporting the Longevity of Dental Implants

Dental hygienists play a critical role in the success of implant therapy.

The Link Between Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Strategies for recognizing and managing sleep apnea in the dental setting.

Emergency Medicine Preparedness

The entire dental team needs to be equipped to identify and manage perioperative emergencies during moderate sedation.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Oral health professionals can make a difference in decreasing opioid misuse through risk assessment, education, and providing referrals for treatment.


Editor’s Note

Turning Resolutions Into Rituals

It’s that time of year when we make resolutions we plan to keep, yet somehow fall short.

Ask the Expert

One-Time Subgingival Irrigation

Should I use chlorhexidine or stabilized chlorine dioxide for one-time subgingival irrigation after scaling and root planing?

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January 2022 Social Commentary

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

January 2022 Digital Agenda

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

New Expert on Fluoride to Answer Reader Questions

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is excited to announce the addition of Denise Muesch Helm, RDH, EdD, as the new expert on fluoride in the online and in-print “As the Expert” forum.

Belmont Publications Rebrands as Belmont Business Media

The parent company of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, Belmont Publications, Inc. formally announces the rebranding of its corporate identity to Belmont Business Media.

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Celebrates 20 Years

It is difficult to fathom but Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is turning 20!

Ventilation Calculator Measures Operatory Air Exchange Rates

Researchers at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) in Rochester, New York, have created a “ventilator calculator” to help practices improve their indoor air quality in an effort to mitigate the risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

Help For Those Seeking Clarity Regarding Covid-19 Testing

As the third year of the global pandemic begins, understanding the ins and outs of COVID-19 testing is important.

National Institutes of Health Releases New Report on Oral Health

Despite advances in the understanding and treatment of oral conditions, many in the United States still have chronic oral health problems and lack access to care, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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