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This Month’s Features

Reducing Demineralization Risk

Sports and energy drinks are designed to prevent dehydration and replenish energy, but they also contribute to the demineralization of tooth enamel.

Impact of Joint Hypermobility

Practitioners should self-identify the presence of joint hypermobility and recognize its potential effect on the musculoskeletal system and the effectiveness of periodontal instrumentation.

The Role of Attached Gingiva in Implant Therapy

While there is insufficient evidence to routinely recommend gingival augmentation to maintain implants, gingival grafting may benefit certain patient populations.

Focus on Toothbrushes

This guide offers important details about many of the toothbrushes - both manual and power - on the market today.

Continuing Education

Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene

Clinicians face ethical dilemmas throughout their careers, but a strong educational foundation in ethics and ethical decision-making provides a helpful guide.

The Therapeutic Potential of Medical Marijuana

Providing patients with scientific information and clarifying misinformation about cannabis are essential to the provision of safe, ethical, and compassionate care.

Strategies for Dentinal Hypersensitivity Management

Patient discomfort caused by this common complaint can be effectively addressed with both in-office and at-home therapies.

Motivational Interviewing for Dental Hygienists

The majority of periodontal patients can retain their dentition with appropriate treatment, effective plaque control, and regular maintenance.


Editor’s Note

Make a Virtual Commitment Real

Make A Virtual Commitment Real, It’s amazing how much can be done virtually in today’s techno-world.

Ask the Expert

Periodontal Charting

The Ask the Expert column features answers to your most pressing clinical questions.

Products and Services


A listing of featured products.

Micro-Touch Denta-Glove Examination Gloves from Ansell

Gloves designed for dental professionals.

Safe-Flo™ Saliva Ejector by RJC Products

Protecting patients with evacuation.

Newsline + Industry Info

Wisconsin Bill to Broaden Work Settings for Dental Hygienists

Expanding the number of settings in which dental hygienists can practice is the goal behind a bill in the Wisconsin legislature.

Henry Schein Donates Supplies

In support of New York City’s Children’s Aid Society, Henry Schein has donated more than $80,000 in medical and dental supplies and equipment.

Dental Hygienist Named Dean of Georgia Highlands College Health Sciences Division

Newly appointed Dean of Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Division of Health Sciences, Michelle Boyce, RDH, AASDH, BSDH, MHS, already has big plans for the department.

Recipient of Prestigious Award to be Announced At ADHA

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, along with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc, will present the eighth annual The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sunstar Sponsors 2017 Perio Expo at UNC Chapel Hill

Sunstar Americas Inc sponsored the UNC Perio Expo, May 4-6, at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill.

Heraeus Kulzer to Operate Under New Name

Starting in July, Heraeus Kulzer will operate under the new name Kulzer.

Treating Dentinal Hypersensitivity Post Periodontal Therapy

The onset of a sharp and painful response to external stimuli, or dentinal hypersensitivity, is common among patients who have undergone periodontal therapy.


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