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This Month’s Features

Musculoskeletal Health: When to Seek Professional Help

Oral health professionals should understand the common signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal health problems and when intervention is needed.

A Closer Look at Mouthrinses

This adjunct to self-care regimens can help patients improve their oral health.

Sealant Selection

Choosing the right sealant material depends on a variety of factors, including patient needs.

Instrument Selection for Premolar Teeth

This is key to effective nonsurgical periodontal therapy and periodontal maintenance.

Continuing Education

The Treatment of Cleft Lip and/or Palate

With the advent of presurgical infant orthopedics, the role of oral health professionals in caring for this population continues to grow.

CE Sponsored by Philips: Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care

Oral health professionals are charged with encouraging open communication with patients, and understanding their perception of health and disease, as influenced by traditional beliefs.

The Therapeutic Use of Botox

Botulinum toxin type A is part of the oral health armamentarium for patients with special needs.

The Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin Technique

Created with patients' own donor tissue, the placement of L-PRF encourages healing following a variety of dental procedures.


Departments

Editor’s Note

Join Forces to Fight Diabetes

November is designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as American Diabetes Month.

Ask the Expert

Can you discuss treatment for black hairy tongue besides scraping?

Black hairy tongue is a condition of the dorsal tongue, on which there is an overgrowth or elongation of the filiform papillae.

Products and Services

Newsline + Industry Info

New CE Focuses on Cultural Competency

The continuing education article "Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care"—supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips—discusses the need for all patients to receive quality oral health care while being treated respectfully.

10th Annual ‘Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know’ Unveiled In December

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's highly anticipated "Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know" feature.

Dental Hygienist Receives Award

Nancy W. Burkhart, RDH, BS, MEd, EdD, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, affiliate fellow, and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Peer Review Panel member, received the Dental Professional of the Year Award from the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) during the organization's 20th Annual Patient Conference held [...]

Global Dental Hygiene Research Meeting Is a Success

More than 500 oral health professionals from around the globe convened in Ottawa, Canada, in October to discuss a range of oral health topics during the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice's fourth Global Dental Hygiene Research Conference.

Study Finds HPV Infection More Prevalent Among Men

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is much more prevalent among men than women.

 

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