This Month’s Features
Memorizing the anatomy and proper instrument selection are key to successful scaling of this part of the dentition.
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.
Various preventive therapies are available to encourage remineralization and inhibit demineralization.
With a lack of evidence demonstrating the need to extract asymptomatic third molars, this decision must consider patient preference, clinical expertise, and mitigating factors.
This clinical report presents a simple treatment approach for the esthetic management of dark teeth.
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.
Identifying and addressing oral complications are essential to successful management of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease.
These antioxidants provide anti-inflammatory, anticariogenic, and anticarcinogenic effects.
Oral health professionals who are well versed in the new guidelines will be best prepared to handle the implications on patient care.
In our professional lives, we may take our knowledge for granted, expecting that others know what we know.
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Crystal M. Jarvis, RDH, has been promoted to Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, the highest enlisted rank.
When addressing acute dental pain, opioids are not the most effective choice.
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.