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This Month’s Features

Clinical Insights: Proceed With Caution

Providing oral healthcare during a global pandemic presents challenges, including the effective management of dental aerosols produced during ultrasonic instrumentation.

Sealants for Patients of All Ages

This caries-prevention modality is effective for a variety of patient populations—from the very young to the very old.

Impact of Education on Your Career

The door to more employment choices, additional promotion opportunities, and higher salaries opens with the attainment of higher degrees.

Continuing Education

Reduce Oral Disease with Interdental Biofilm Control

Providing individualized, patient-specific recommendations for effective interdental cleaning is key to oral health promotion.

Strategies for Safe and Effective Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer Disease

Oral health professionals need to be prepared to treat individuals with varying stages of this neurodegenerative disorder.

Treating Patients With Bleeding Disorders

Careful planning and consultation with the healthcare team are required to ensure safe and appropriate treatment for this patient population.

Tips to Identify Social Isolation in Older Adults

Dental hygienists are well-positioned to address this important issue facing community-dwelling seniors.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Poor Oral Health and COVID-19

Can poor oral health increase the risk of complications from COVID-19?

Ask the Expert

What Advice Can Be Offered to Patients with Soft Tooth Enamel?

One of my patients drinks a lot of diet soda, which has softened her tooth enamel. What advice should I give her on choosing a toothpaste that will support oral health but not be too abrasive?

Products and Services

Newsline + Industry Info

ADHA Announces 2020 Award Recipients

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Brand Ambassador Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA, received the Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene.

July/August 2020 Digital Agenda

Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.

July/August 2020 Social Commentary

Like Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Facebook page to share your thoughts on posted questions.

OCTOdent Partners with University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

OCTOdent has partnered with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry (UTHSC) in Memphis to provide dental students, patients, and educators with its Extraoral Aerosol Scavenger.

 

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