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This Month’s Features

Reduce Aerosol Risk With Preprocedural Mouthrinse

The use of a simple antimicrobial preprocedural mouthrinse supports the safe practice of dentistry.

Communication Is Key In Caries Management

Risk assessment, effective communication, and self-management goal setting are integral to supporting the oral health of children.

Extend Your Reach During Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

Focusing on deep periodontal pocket topography can aid dental hygienists in selecting appropriate hand instruments and providing effective treatment.

Continuing Education

CE Sponsored by Colgate: Digital Dentistry and the Quest to Improve Oral Health

Integrating digital technologies with traditional techniques will help achieve optimal outcomes.

Promoting Dental Health For Pets

Excellent oral healthcare will help pets live longer, healthier lives.

Effects of a Plant-Based Diet on Oral Health

As the association between periodontal health, systemic disease, and nutrition becomes more clear, dental hygienists need to expand their knowledge of the effects of diet on immune response.

Detecting Premalignant and Malignant White Lesions

Differentiating between malignant/ premalignant oral mucosal lesions and benign white lesions is key to ensuring positive health outcomes.


Editor’s Note

The American Dream

To truly understand the meaning of the American Dream, I've found that talking to immigrants makes it perfectly clear.

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November 2020 Digital Agenda

Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.

Meet Our Top Brand Ambassadors

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene offers a Brand Ambassador Program—a group of thought leaders who serve as the voice of Dimensions, and help clinicians be the best they can be.

November 2020 Social Commentary

Like Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Facebook page to share your thoughts on posted questions.

Dentistry Loses Two of Its Best

Two icons in the field of dentistry—Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD, and Sebastian Sebastian G. Ciancio, DDS—recently passed away.

‘Father of Oral Science’ Is Remembered With Endowment

The memory of Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, the “father of oral science” who passed away in March 2019, is being honored with a $1 million grant to establish the Sunstar Robert J. Genco Endowed Chair in Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York.

Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Oral Health Providers Less Than 1%

Although oral health professionals are assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, among dentists, less than 1% of the workforce was found to be COVID-19 positive.

Dimensions Welcomes Two New Corporate Council Members

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is pleased to welcome two new members to its Corporate Council: Linda Bellisario, RDH, BS, and Hayley Buckner, RDH, BS.


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