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This Month’s Features

Strategies to Improve Sealant Retention

Supporting the long-term viability of sealants is integral to their success in caries prevention. By Jodi L. Olmsted, RDH, PhD

Focus on Prophy Pastes and Air Polishing Powders

Clinicians have a wide range of prophy pastes and air polishing powders at their fingertips, making personalized care both accessible and simple.

Update on HIV/AIDS

Oral health professionals are well positioned to incorporate global and national strategies for the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Advances in Visual Acuity

Clinicians have a variety of options available to improve their viewing of the oral cavity.

Continuing Education

Bridging the HPV Knowledge Gap

As many patients are unaware of the association between the human papillomavirus and oral cancer, oral health professionals are charged with educating patients on this important topic.

Identifying Patients at Risk for Inflammatory Driven Conditions

Clinicians have a variety of options available to improve their viewing of the oral cavity. By Casey Hein, BSDH, MBA, and Eraldo L. Batista Jr, DDS, MSc

Caries Risk Assessment in Children With Special Needs

Understanding condition-specific caries risk factors can help clinicians identify successful prevention strategies. By Elise Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH

Supporting Implant Health

While myriad factors can threaten the success of implant therapy, implementing maintenance strategies may support positive outcomes.


Editor’s Note

What’s in a Name?

Who delivers high-level care? It must be the MD, of course. So, who delivers the lowest level of care? Nurses?

Ask the Expert

Standards for Patient Scheduling

Are there laws governing how many patients a dental hygienist can treat per day and whether he or she should be provided with a daily patient schedule?

Products and Services


An online marketplace with listings of the best products on the market for dental hygienists and dental hygiene professionals.

Newsline + Industry Info

Dimensions Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc, is pleased to announce Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS, FAADH, as the 2017 recipient of The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Recipient of Sunstar Innovation Grant Named

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) awarded the first Sunstar Innovation Grant to Yvonne Kapila, DDS, PhD.

Mercy Foundation Receives Funding

The Mercy Foundation, a Roseburg, Oregon based nonprofit organization dedicated to making health care widely available, has received $70,000 to support its Healthy Kids Outreach Program Dental Initiative.


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