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


This Month’s Features

Serving Disadvantaged Populations

Public health dental hygienists are dedicated to providing oral care services to those who need it most.

Protect Implant Outcomes

Therapeutic mouthrinses offer dental hygienists an additional modality during implant maintenance therapy.

Treating Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Well-informed clinicians can help this patient population access professional dental services and maintain their oral health.

Prevent Cement-Associated Peri-Implantitis

Stacy A. Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS, discusses this serious threat to implant viability and what can be done to prevent it.

Prevent Cement-Associated Peri-Implantitis – Bonus Content

Stacy A. Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS, discusses this serious threat to implant viability and what can be done to prevent it.

Strategies for Managing Stress

Dental hygienists can use a variety of techniques to reduce the negative effects of stress.

Polishing Update

Innovative ideas add a new dimension to one of dental hygiene’s most long-standing procedures.

Supporting Kids’ Smiles

School-based sealant programs are an excellent way to reduce dental caries among the youngest and most vulnerable populations.

Continuing Education

Interrelationship Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Diseases

These two common health conditions share similar inflammatory pathways and environmental mechanisms.

Stub Out the Tobacco Habit

An evidence-based approach is most appropriate when helping patients quit using tobacco.

Recognize Prader-Willi Syndrome

While this complicated genetic disorder may not be seen frequently in private dental practice, clinicians should be knowledgeable about its negative effects on the oral cavity.

Quelling Dental Anxiety

A variety of techniques is available to help fearful patients experience successful dental appointments.


Editor’s Note

Research Can Be Fun!

What do you get when you put 242 dental hygiene researchers and educators together for a three day conference?

Ask the Expert

What Can Be Done to Prevent Shoulder Stiffness?

I have been practicing dental hygiene for 11 years and am right-hand dominant. I try routinely to sit properly, adjust my body throughout the day, and use magnification, yet I suffer from right shoulder stiffness and sometimes pain by the end of 4 days of treating patients.

Products and Services

Coated Glove Line Soothes Skin While Protecting Against Pathogens

FAQ presented by Cranberry.

Versatile All-Metal and Silicone Cushion-Grip Ultrasonic Inserts by Parkell Inc

Quality magnetostrictive inserts are designed to last.

November 2014 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Enamelon® Preventive Treatment Gel by Premier® Dental Products Co 

Treatment gel provides key oral health benefits.

BeautiSealant Pit and Fissure Sealant by Shofu Dental Corp

Fluoride releasing sealant speeds treatment time.

Enamel Health™ by Colgate®

Toothpaste protects and strengthens enamel.

Newsline + Industry Info

California Expands the Virtual Dental Home

California has enacted a new law (Assembly Bill 1174) that expands the virtual dental home, an innovative program.

Industry Info

Public health dental hygienists highlighted in new Sunstar Spotlight.

University Implements Global Health Certification Program

In response to increasing poverty levels throughout the world, Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia, has integrated a global health certification into the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene program to prepare future oral health professionals for the challenges of treating patients across the globe.

New Members Join Dimensions’ Editorial Advisory Board

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene welcomes three outstanding oral health professionals to its Editorial Advisory Board.


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