This Month’s Features
Differences in the way chronic craniofacial-oral-dental pain presents in men and women may affect diagnosis, management, and treatment.
The use of alternative fulcrums enables dental hygienists to apply the multidirectional strokes necessary to remove deposits from deep periodontal pockets.
Adjunctive technologies can help oral health professionals detect caries lesions in their earliest stages.
Patient safety is supported by proper prescription labeling, distribution, storage, and disposal of medications in the dental setting.
Supporting users of miswak with evidence-based education and recommendations is an important part of providing cross-cultural dental hygiene care.
Oral health professionals need to remain up-to-date on best practices for treating patients with diabetes.
I recently received a question on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's "Ask the Expert" online forum that elated and angered me at the same time.
Ask the Expert
When providing selective scaling and root planing, what type of anesthetic injections would you recommend for a patient who has 5 mm to 7 mm pockets on the distal of #7 and the mesial of #4?
Products and Services
A listing of featured products.
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Thin, flexible gloves offer comfort and dexterity.
Soft bite tabs improve patient comfort.
Barrier sheath helps to prevent cross contamination.
Gloves deliver tactile sensitivity and durability.
Newsline + Industry Info
The National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice will host its 3rd North American/Global Dental Hygiene Research Conference October 16 through October 18, 2014, in Bethesda, Md
Sunstar Spotlight looks at the role of gender in facial pain.
Association between Vitamin D and dental caries.
The June 2014 issue of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, which publishes original articles and reviews of papers that discuss results and outcomes of clinical procedures and treatments, will include a special supplement.
While guidelines on the safe practice of radiographic imaging are available, it is unclear how many oral health professionals follow these recommendations