This Month’s Features
Over-the-counter dentifrices containing stannous fluoride offer patients a variety of benefits.
Research shows that both methods are equally effective in nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
Dental hygienists should be able to recognize the symptoms of this neuropathic pain condition and adapt the provision of care to avoid triggering pain in this patient population.
Gingival crevicular fluid may be used as a biomarker for assessing the risk and stages of periodontal disease, as well as other oral and systemic conditions.
While rare, this genetic disorder impacts multiple organs and systems, including oral health.
Educating patients on their risk for heart disease and strategies for prevention can help them maintain both their oral and overall health.
Brand Ambassadors—those who promote a particular company or product—are everywhere these days. In fact, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene has Brand Ambassadors, and we are truly grateful for all they do to promote the publication.
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A University of Michigan (U-M) study suggests that Medicaid dental coverage can improve the oral health of low-income individuals enrolled in the program in ways that help with their work and job searches.
Colgate’s professional recommendation website connects patients with individually tailored oral care products.
Victoria L. Bastecki-Perez, BSDH, MEd, EdD, was inaugurated as the sixth president of the Pennsylvania-based Montgomery County Community College.
Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, have determined the ion channel, TRPC5, acts as a cold sensor in teeth.
Via new legislation signed into law by Governor Kristi Noem, dental hygienists will now be mandatory reporters of suspected incidents of child abuse and neglect in the state of South Dakota.
A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association determined unmet pediatric dental care was more common in households with pandemic-related household job loss.
Each year, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s The Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a dental hygienist who has made a tremendous impact on the art and science of the profession.
As more people turn to social media for all things trending, oral health professionals should be prepared to remind patients that not all TikTok trends should be followed.
For Charlene LaVoie, JD, MPA, RDH, dental hygiene was both a personal achievement and an asset that enabled her to advance her education and put her on the track to a long and varied career.