This Month’s Features
Effectively classifying caries lesions and implementing nonsurgical therapies, such as fluoride usage, can help reduce the damage done by tooth decay.
Research demonstrates a direct relationship between smoking and Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation that raises the risk for dental caries.
The use of site-specific ultrasonic inserts/tips can help improve the success of nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
Alternative pain control modalities offer soft tissue anesthesia, providing clinicians with additional options.
Oral health professionals need to be aware of the systemic and oral health effects of the substances in this class of drugs.
Visible tattoos on oral health professionals can impact patients’ perception of care.
The cumulative effects of periodontal diseases make it difficult to distinguish long standing disease from age related incidence of disease.
While not every case of recession requires treatment, evaluating etiology and precipitating factors will help clinicians determine the need for a therapeutic solution.
The Dental Drive campaign enables us to be a part of this global effort, and sounds like a perfect match for dental hygiene.
Ask the Expert
I want to give a child the best chance of reversing the lesions with fluoride but I am concerned about exposing her to too much fluoride. What is the correct protocol?
Products and Services
A listing of featured products.
Varnish Provides Fast Fluoride Release.
At-Home Interproximal Care Compliance.
Discs Provide Dry Mouth Relief.
Ultrasonic Cleaner Offers High Capacity and Flexibility.
Newsline + Industry Info
Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, director of research at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member, has co-edited a new book on oral disease prevention with Fotinos S. Panagakos DMD, PhD, global director of scientific affairs at Colgate-Palmolive Co.
The third installment of the continuing education (CE) series created in partnership with the American Academy of Periodontology and sponsored through an educational grant provided by Colgate looks at the effects of aging on the periodontium and what this means for the practicing clinician.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene—alongside premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc—honored Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH, with The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award at a reception on June 16.
Ann M. Bruhn, BSDH, MS, an assistant professor and continuing education coordinator at the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, recently received the 2017 College of Health Sciences Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.
Patricia Nunn, RDH, MS, director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton is retiring on July 31, 2017, after a 44-year career in dental hygiene education.
The recipients of the 2017 Dentsply Sirona/American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Graduate Student Clinicians Research Awards were announced at a reception on June 15 during ADHA’s Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Kinnamon, RDH, EFDA, to its Corporate Council.