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This Month’s Features

Periodontal Care for Older Adults

Treating periodontally involved teeth and maintaining existing dentition are cost-effective approaches to periodontal care among older adults.

Addressing Whitening-Related Sensitivity

Many strategies are available to help patients prevent or manage this common complaint.

New Addition to the Caries Armamentarium

While caries prevention is an off-label use, silver diamine fluoride holds great promise in reducing the most common chronic disease of childhood.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Intraoral cameras provide myriad benefits for both clinicians and patients.

Maximize the Working Stroke

Dental hygienists need to be well versed in the components of the ultrasonic stroke in order to ensure its efficacy.

Continuing Education

Dealing With Dementia

A patient-centered approach will help dental professionals improve both oral and systemic health outcomes for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Treating Patients With Von Willebrand Disease

Maintaining oral health is paramount for individuals with this blood clotting disorder.

The Meaning of Tooth Migration

While the presence of space between teeth is common among children, pathologic tooth migration in adults may be indicative of oral disease.


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Enact the ‘Dear Abby’ Effect

I was recently flipping through my newspaper when a "Dear Abby" headline caught my attention: "Dental Care in Nursing Homes Can Be Difficult to Arrange."

Infused Water: Diet Aid or Oral Health Hazard?

I have a number of patients (mostly women) who want to lose weight. Many drink water with seeds, or some type of fiber, and slices of orange, lemon, or lime to aid in their weight loss efforts. I am concerned that these beverages when sipped throughout the day may have an erosive effect on their [...]

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Winner of the Alla J. Wheeler Award Is Announced

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is the proud sponsor of the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry Alla J. Wheeler Ethics and Professionalism Award.

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Examining periodontal health in older adults

AAPD Foundation, University of Washington Host Dental Home Day

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children partnered with the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry to host Dental Home Day on May 20.

Oral Pathology Expert Joins Dimensions Panel

Dimensions is pleased to announce the addition of Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, a world-renowned authority on oral pathology, to its online Ask the Expert panel.

Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Honored

It was a night of celebration in the land of country music, as Dimensions of Dental Hygiene alongside premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and Straumann presented JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, with The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award on June 19.