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This Month’s Features

Enhance Patient Communication

Intraoral cameras can help clinicians improve the oral health literacy of their patients.

Detect Tooth Abnormalities

Early recognition of these oral health problems may help improve treatment outcomes.

The Next Generation of Pain Relief

Computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery provides benefits to both patients and clinicians.

Ultrasonic Therapy in the 21st Century

Strategies for ensuring success during power scaling and root planing.

Sunstar Spotlight: Providing Nutritional Guidance

Oral health professionals should be prepared to educate both patients and medical colleagues about the link between a healthy diet and oral health.

Cranberry USA : Maintaining Skin Integrity

Clinicians need to take preventive action in order to preserve their hand health.

Continuing Education

Tips for Successful Sterilization

The sterilization of instruments is integral to the safe and effective provision of dental care.

Oral Health Risks Among College Students

Tailoring preventive education to address this population’s needs may help improve both oral and systemic health.

Warning Signs

By noting the early symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, oral health professionals can help patients receive the treatment they need.

Promote Oral Hygiene During Orthodontic Treatment

In order to prevent decalcification, caries, and gingivitis—common occurrences during appliance therapy—patients must improve their self-care regimens.


Editor’s Note

You Can Do Amazing Things

I recently attended the California Dental Hygienists' Association's spring meeting in Anaheim.

Ask the Expert

What Is the Best Method for Applying Topical Fluoride?

What is the best method for applying topical fluoride?

Products and Services

The Wand STA Anesthesia System by Aseptico

More comfortable injections enhance dental care.

Newsline + Industry Info

Ethics Award Winner at NYU Announced

Carmen Hui, a May graduate of New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry's Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene, is the recipient of the fourth annual Alla J. Wheeler Ethics and Professionalism Award.

Industry Info

Supplement focuses on importance of skin integrity.

Dimensions Editor in Chief Elected to ADHA Leadership

Jill Rethman, RDH, BA—editor in chief of Dimensions, internationally known speaker and author, and past president of the Hawaii Dental Hygienists' Association— is the new president elect of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

Educator Is Recognized for Outstanding Mentorship

Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, MS, received the inaugural University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry Four Corners Study Club Faculty Mentoring Award.


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