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This Month’s Features

Evaluating the Risks Posed By Ultrasonic Aerosols

Multilevel infection control steps are needed to provide safe and effective dental care.

The Role of the Dental Hygienist in External Root Resorption

Enabling patients to choose the best treatment option for them is important when addressing this oral condition.

Recognizing the Best in Dental Hygiene

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and premier sponsor Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc are pleased to announce Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS, FADE, as the recipient of the 2022 The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Continuing Education

Clinical Decision Points as Guidelines for Periodontal Therapy

The advanced features of the 2018 American Academy of Periodontology/ European Federation of Periodontology classification system will help oral health professionals formulate effective treatment plans for patients in need of periodontal therapy.

Precisions Dentistry-The Future of Oral Healthcare Delivery

This new approach bodes well for improving healthcare outcomes while also lowering costs.

Promoting Healthy Aging in the Dental Setting

Integrating tailored health promotion and preventive interventions, such as risk assessment for falls, with the provision of oral healthcare may facilitate a pathway to active, healthy aging.

Managing Nonspecific Oral Ulcerations in Infants

This case illustrates a nonspecific ulcer in an infant with a history of aerodigestive tract trauma, and the process of establishing a differential diagnosis.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Caring, Sharing, Learning

It’s been awhile since I wrote about my brother Frank, who suffered a major stroke in January 2018. He has right-side deficits, including the inability to move his right arm and hand along with minimal movement of his right leg. His speech is impaired, but at times it’s perfect and we relish those moments of [...]

Ask the Expert

Periodontal Maintenance With Natural Alternatives

One of my patients who I see four times a year for scaling and root planing is opposed to using anything that’s not natural post-therapy. Can you suggest any natural alternatives that offer antimicrobial benefits? Acute inflammation is extremely important to protect the host from injury or infection, but it should cease once the stimulus [...]

Products and Services

Thee Next Generation of Handpieces is Here

The ACCLEAN™ Hygiene Handpiece 2 offers power, durability, and ergonomic benefits.

Do You Know Your Lines?

Monarch Lines Cleaner by Air Techniques helps oral health professionals 
ensure the safety of their dental unit waterlines.

Improve Your Operational Performance While Protecting the Environment

The NXT DryVac by Solmetex, a tankless dry vacuum system, offers users efficiency at a low cost.

Newsline + Industry Info

The Celebration of Dimensions’ 20th Anniversary Continues

When Dimensions of Dental Hygiene was launched by Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA, 20 years ago, Editor in Chief Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS, was instrumental in ensuring the journal provided cutting-edge editorial written by the nation’s leading educators and researchers, but the workload was heavy, and the Dimensions team decided it needed more help.  [...]

 

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