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This Month’s Features

Facing the Challenge

Dental hygienists must be prepared to achieve positive outcomes in periodontal maintenance patients.

Strategies for Remineralization

Diet, lifestyle, and poor oral hygiene can tilt the scales toward demineralization, but many strategies are available to support remineralization.

Addressing Aggressive Periodontitis

This type of periodontitis can be devastating to patients and difficult to treat for clinicians.

Continuing Education

Supporting Oral Health in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Understanding the specific risk factors that affect these patients will help clinicians effectively manage their caries risk.

Trends in the Prevention of Peri-Implant Diseases

Dental professionals who are well versed in the etiologies and risk factors for peri-implantitis can help prevent implant failure.

The Role of Sugar Alcohols in Caries Prevention

This literature review examines the evidence regarding the effectiveness of sugar alcohols in preventing tooth decay.

Managing Deep Caries

Vital pulp therapy can be a useful option for treating severe caries in primary molars.


Editor’s Note

Partnering Across Professions

In my April Editor's Note, I wrote about renewal and how we need to embrace the changes taking place in dental hygiene.

Ask the Expert

Tooth Whitening in the Presence of a Porcelain Veneer

I have a patient who is interested in tooth whitening—both in office and at-home. However, she has one porcelain laminate veneer on an anterior tooth. What should I recommend?

Products and Services

Newsline + Industry Info

Industry Info

While the success rate of implant therapy remains high, the prevalence of implant related complications is on the rise.

Esther Wilkins Namesake Award Recipient to be Announced at ADHA

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, along with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsor Patterson Dental, will present its seventh annual The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award during the American Dental Hygienists' Association's 93rd Annual Session in Pittsburgh.

Winners of Sunstar World Dental Hygienist Awards Announced

Sunstar America Inc recently revealed the winners of its fourth Annual Sunstar World Dental Hygienist Awards.


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