Reconnecting Practicing Hygienists with the Nation's Leading Educators and Researchers.


This Month’s Features

Supporting Implant Health

Effective implant maintenance is key to ensuring the success of this popular therapy.

A Minimally Invasive Approach to Caries

Prevention is the key to reducing the burden of tooth decay, and a variety of medicaments are available to support this effort.

Continuing Education

Interest in Teledentistry Continues to Grow

The COVID-19 pandemic thrust teledentistry into the spotlight, illuminating its many advantages in increasing access to care.

The Dental Hygienist’s Role in Treating Gingival Recession

Proper prevention, treatment, and maintenance strategies are integral to achieving positive patient outcomes.

Strategies to Support Dental Prostheses

Proper care will help maintain the longevity and service life of dental prostheses, while also supporting patient health.

Addressing Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Burning Mouth

Treatment acommodations may be necessary for patients with this complicated syndrome.


Editor’s Note

Welcome, New Colleagues!

For many dental hygiene students, it’s a time of celebration since the school term is winding down for the year.

Ask the Expert

Reducing Root Caries Risk

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?

Products and Services

The Mobile Dental World Requires Durable Products

Pac-Dent’s ProMate CL cordless handpiece benefits both clinicians and patients.

May 2022 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Study Finds Link Between Poor Oral Health and Severity of COVID-19

A study appearing in the Journal of Periodontology has found an association between poor periodontal health and severity of COVID-19 illness.

Join Us for a Dimensions Anniversary Giveaway!

Each month, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a fun giveaway of dental hygiene swag!

Dental Hygienist Publishes a How-to Book on Ergonomics

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.

May 2022 Social Commentary

What is one piece of advice you always give patients who present with existing gingival recession?

Dimensions Commemorates 20th Anniversary

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.

Connection Through Compassion

When I was 8 years old, my family and I left our home in Kabul, Afghanistan, due to increasing violence.

Recipient of the 2022 Esther Wilkins Lifetime Achievement Award to Be Revealed in June

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.


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