This Month’s Features
Individualizing Care For Pregnant and Lactating Patients
Remaining up to date about the FDA’s Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule is key to the provision of safe dental treatment.
Caries Prevention Strategies For Older Adults
Oral health professionals play an important role in helping this population maintain their oral health.
Managing High-Risk Patients With SDF
Silver Diamine Fluoride is safe, efficient, and effective, providing a helpful alternative in the caries management effort.
Caring For Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Oral health professionals need to provide empathetic and supportive treatment to this patient population.
A combination of brief motivational interviewing and vaccination counseling can reduce risk for human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal cancers.
The Impact of Orofacial Myofunction Disorders on Malocclusion
Orofacial myofunctional disorders and chronic oral dysfunction may increase the risk for dental malocclusion and related craniofacial dysmorphology.
Implementing Buffered Articaine in Dentistry
The use of buffered articaine offers several advantages in dental pain management.
You’ve heard it said that “time flies when you’re having fun.” That certainly is the case with me as we celebrate 20 years of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene!
Ask the Expert
Many of my patients ask for recommendations for at-home whitening modalities. How should I determine which is best based on individual patient characteristics?
Products and Services
Strategic Biofilm Removal With Ultrasonic Instrumentation
The Pac-Dent Autoscaler helps dental hygienists maximize the efficiency of this important technique.
A listing of featured products.
Newsline + Industry Info
2022 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is Celebrated
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene—with premier sponsor Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.—celebrated Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS, FADE, as the 2022 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.
Winner of Alla J. Wheeler Award Announced
Amelbi Tejada, AAS, 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 Alla J. Wheeler Ethics and Professionalism Award sponsored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.
Recognizing 20 Years of Dimensions
In 2002 when Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA, began publishing Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, the internet was far from ubiquitous.
Immune Memory Response May Increase Disease Risk
In research with implications for treating a range of inflammatory conditions, an international team led by University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) School of Dental Medicine investigators has demonstrated how innate immune memory response can increase susceptibility to disorders ranging from periodontitis to cardiovascular disease.
Artificial Intelligence Caries Detection System Approved by FDA
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a caries detection system based on artificial intelligence (AI).
Older Adults Delayed Dental Visits More Than Any Other Care During the Pandemic
While older Americans have long faced barriers to care, it’s no surprise that lockdowns and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated medical and dental conditions experienced by this patient population.
Right after I was accepted to dental hygiene school, I was visiting my sister at a well-known hospital when she mentioned that her teeth felt awful from not being able to properly clean them.