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This Month’s Features

Hand Instrumentation of First Molar Teeth

Memorizing the anatomy and proper instrument selection are key to successful scaling of this part of the dentition.

Implementing a Multifaceted Approach to Caries Prevention

To reduce caries prevalence, oral health professionals need to not only use the traditional interventions but also consider adjunctive therapies, behavior modification approaches, and legislative advocacy to improve the oral health of vulnerable populations.

Saliva’s Role in Remineralization

Various preventive therapies are available to encourage remineralization and inhibit demineralization.

The Third Molar Extraction Conundrum

With a lack of evidence demonstrating the need to extract asymptomatic third molars, this decision must consider patient preference, clinical expertise, and mitigating factors.

Obtain Esthetic Results With Conservative Treatment

This clinical report presents a simple treatment approach for the esthetic management of dark teeth.

Continuing Education

Oral Health Effects of Head and Neck Radiation

A collaborative treatment plan is necessary for patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, as they are susceptible to side effects that manifest in various tissues of the oral cavity.

The Relationship Between Obesity and Periodontal Diseases

Identifying and addressing oral complications are essential to successful management of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease.

Improving Oral Health With Polyphenols

These antioxidants provide anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic, and anticarcinogenic effects.

Understanding the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Oral health professionals who are well versed in the new guidelines will be best prepared to handle the implications on patient care.


Editor’s Note

Diabetes and Dental Visits

In our professional lives, we may take our knowledge for granted, expecting that others know what we know.

Ask the Expert

Reducing the Likelihood of Burnished Calculus

I am about to graduate from dental hygiene school. I was taught that the current standard of care is to avoid creating glassy, smooth surfaces. However, one instructor in the clinic suggested that all surfaces should be glassy and smooth. Which is correct?

Products and Services

May 2018 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Air Force Dental Hygienist Attains Rank of Chief Master Sergeant

Crystal M. Jarvis, RDH, has been promoted to Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, the highest enlisted rank.

Other Options Are More Effective Than Opioids In Treating Dental Pain

When addressing acute dental pain, opioids are not the most effective choice.

Recipient of Prestigious Award to be Announced

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, along with premier sponsor Colgate and supporting sponsors Patterson Dental and PDT Inc, will present the ninth annual The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award during the American Dental Hygienists' Association's 95th Annual Session in Columbus, Ohio.


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