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This Month’s Features

Maintaining Effective Infection Control Protocol

The safety of clinicians and patients in the dental office rests on adherence to evidence-based infection control standards.

Achieving Profound Local Anesthesia

The use of lesser known injections can offer myriad benefits—from improving patient comfort to providing longer lasting pain relief.

Continuing Education

The Rise of Eco-Dentistry

The implementation of green dentistry can help protect practitioners, patients, and the planet.

Assessing the Risk of Drug Interactions

Oral health professionals need to carefully evaluate the possibility of adverse drug interactions in order to provide safe care.

The Varicella Zoster Virus

Oral health professionals should be prepared to note the signs and symptoms of shingles as it has implications for the provision of care.

Host Modulation and the Inflammatory Response

Host modulation therapy may be effective in controlling the immune response responsible for periodontal diseases.


Editor’s Note

When Perio Isn’t Perio

Ultimately, the treatment decisions we make don’t solely impact our patients. They determine the heart and soul of who we are as dental hygiene professionals.

Ask the Expert

Is My Patient’s Hematoma Related to a PSA injection?

One of my patients underwent replacement of occlusal amalgams on #3 and #4 with recurrent decay using a resin restorative material. The patient complained of swelling and bruising the length of her mandible that lasted about 2 weeks, along with irritation inside her cheeks and lips.

Products and Services

March 2020 Marketplace For Dental Hygienists

A listing of featured products.

 twist™plus Prophy Angle by Crosstex

Achieving Highly Efficient and Ergonomic Polishing.

Newsline + Industry Info

March 2020 Top Brand Ambassadors

Each month, Newsline features some of our most active Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Brand Ambassadors.

New Subject Matter Expert Added to Online Forum

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene features an “Ask the Expert” online forum and column that appears on the last page of each issue of the journal.

Global Dental Hygiene Research Meeting to Be Held This Fall in Bethesda, Maryland

The fifth annual Global Dental Hygiene Research Meeting will be held September 24 to 26 at the Bethesdan Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.

March 2020 Digital Agenda

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

Oral Pathology Textbook Translated Into Korean

The highly regarded oral pathology textbook, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, now in its 7th edition, was recently translated into Korean.

March 2020 Social Commentary

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


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