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This Month’s Features

Prevent Bleaching-Related Tooth Sensitivity

Relief is available for patients with painful sensitivity who desire a whiter, brighter smile.

Stretch for Health

A daily stretching regimen can help you reduce your risk of work-related injuries.

Every Practice Needs an Infection Control Coordinator

Adding this position to the dental team is key to ensuring safety and compliance in the dental setting.

Guest Editorial: New Developments in Dental Hygiene

This endoscopic/periodontal dental hygienist shares her experience of attending the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene.

Continuing Education

Support the Oral Health of Your Patients with Alzheimer Disease

Individuals with this common type of dementia can be successfully treated in the traditional dental practice.

What You Need to Know About Cannabis Use

The use of both medical and recreational cannabis is growing, putting the onus on dental hygienists to understand how to provide safe and effective care.

The Role of Dental Hygienists in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

While often underestimated, dental hygienists can make a significant impact on risk assessment for opioid misuse.

A Novel Approach to Treating Hairy Tongue

A 9300 nm CO2 laser and low energy ablation therapy provide effective palliative care for hairy tongue.


Editor’s Note

The Time is Now

The opening sentence of the recently released Global Oral Health Status Report (GOHSR) from the World Health Organization (WHO) states: “Oral health is integral to general health and supports individuals participating in society to achieve their potential.

Ask the Expert

How to Determine Returning Patients

How do you classify a patient who has returned to a practice after 3 years?

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Dimensions Contributor is U-M Dental Hygiene Alumna of the Year

Amy Coplen, RDH, EPDH, MS, a frequent contributor to Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, received the 2022 Dental Hygiene Alumna of the Year Award from her alma mater, the University of Michigan (U-M).

Spotlight on Clinicians: A Part of the Solution

As a little girl, I have fond memories of spending time with my aunt in St. Louis who worked in a Medicaid dental office.

DUWL Infections Prompt Federal Health Advisory

Recent outbreaks of nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections highlight the importance of maintaining and monitoring dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) in accordance with recommended infection prevention protocols.

Old Dominion Provides Oral Healthcare to Young English Language Learners

Old Dominion University (ODU) Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene is partnering with Eastern Virginia Medical School’s (EVMS) HOPES Clinica Esperanza to provide children who are learning English with much-needed dental care at no cost.

Medicare and Medicaid Expansion Includes Dental Care

Through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expanding access to dental care, cancer screening and be­havioral healthcare.

January 2023 Digital Agenda

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

January 2023 Social Commentary

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


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