This Month’s Features
The COVID-19 pandemic thrust teledentistry into the spotlight, illuminating its many advantages in increasing access to car.
Proper prevention, treatment, and maintenance strategies are integral to achieving positive patient outcomes.
Proper care will help maintain the longevity and service life of dental prostheses, while also supporting patient health.
Treatment acommodations may be necessary for patients with this complicated syndrome.
The phrase, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” is usually associated with a popular Christmas song, but many dental hygiene students are echoing this sentiment right now. For them, it’s a time of celebration since the school term is winding down for the year. Some are facing an even more life-changing chapter—they are [...]
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Most of the patients I see are elderly and at elevated risk for root caries. What qualities should I look for in a fluoride varnish that will provide the best results in this population? Fluoride is widely accepted as a safe and effective caries preventive agent for all ages. Fluoride is delivered systemically or topically [...]
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A study appearing in the Journal of Periodontology has found an association between poor periodontal health and severity of COVID-19 illness. In a sample of 128 subjects, all of whom were hospitalized due to COVID-19, those with poor oral health—which was evaluated using the decayed, missing, and filled teeth index, periodontal assessment, and the Eichner [...]
Each month, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a fun giveaway of dental hygiene swag! Follow us on Instagram—@dimensionsofdentalhygiene—to learn how you can win! From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. May 2022; 20(5)9.
Susan S. Parker, RDH, MEd, MBA, a contributor to Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and former member of the journal’s Peer Review Panel, has authored a book to help oral health professionals maintain their musculoskeletal health despite the ergonomic challenges of providing dental care. The easy-to-read manual, Ergonomics in the Dental Office, discusses the principles of [...]
Twenty years ago, Lorene G. Kent, RDH, BA, decided to embark on a new endeavor to offer dental hygienists high-level information from the nation’s leading educators and researchers, and thus began Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Once Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS—the world-renowned expert on instrumentation from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles—was on [...]
What is one piece of advice you always give patients who present with existing gingival recession? Lisa Strathmann, RDH Dimensions Facebook Commenter I explain that most recession is caused by malocclusion and bruxism, and that they need to make sure they are brushing well enough to remove all of the plaque along the gumline—no more [...]
When I was 8 years old, my family and I left our home in Kabul, Afghanistan, due to increasing violence. We lived in India for 7 months and then relocated to Germany, where we were refugees. It was the most difficult time of my young life. None of us spoke German, nor did we have [...]
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. The award— sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.—has been honoring the highest level of achievement in the field of dental hygiene since 2011. The award’s [...]