This Month’s Features
Remaining up to date about the FDA’s Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule is key to the provision of safe dental treatment.
Oral health professionals play an important role in helping this population maintain their oral health.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is safe, efficient, and effective, providing a helpful alternative in the caries management effort.
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.
Orofacial myofunctional disorders and chronic oral dysfunction may increase the risk for dental malocclusion and related craniofacial dysmorphology.
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! As you’ve been reading throughout the year, Belmont Business Media is thrilled to share this milestone with you. We’ve highlighted several steps that have brought us to [...]
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? Before considering any over-the-counter (OTC) products or starting any professional bleaching treatments, a thorough dental examination is indicated to assess for caries, existing restorations, white spots, discolorations, sensitivity issues and status of [...]
Products and Services
The Pac-Dent Autoscaler helps dental hygienists maximize the efficiency of this important technique.
A listing of featured products.
Newsline + Industry Info
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 during a cocktail reception on June 24 at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Furnari was recognized for her efforts to expand the career possibilities of [...]
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. Voted on by members of the dental hygiene class, Tejada was chosen for her [...]
In 2002 when Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA, began publishing Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, the internet was far from ubiquitous. The print publication was launched with a website, but as the use of the web and social media became more pervasive, Kent realized she needed just the right person to lead the journal’s digital operation. [...]
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. Published in Cell, the study, “Maladaptive Innate Immune Training of Myelopoiesis Links [...]
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a caries detection system based on artificial intelligence (AI). The system uses radiographs and information gleaned through the search of more than 100 million data points gathered from dental service organizations, insurance companies, and dental schools to create models that help clinicians detect lesions before [...]
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. To better understand these challenges, the Boston-based nonprofit CareQuest Institute for Oral Health has issued a new report that explores the pandemic’s effects on [...]
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. She asked the nurse for floss who replied, “I don’t think we have any of that.” Little did I know I [...]