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Contents

This Month’s Features

Noncarious Cervical Lesions

Dental hygienists play an important role in the diagnosis and management of these lesions.

Strategies for Selecting Ultrasonic Inserts / Tips

Improve instrumentation outcomes by using the correct insert/tip for the task at hand.

Pain Control for Pediatric Patients

Clinicians should be well versed in the appropriate methodology, equipment, and drug selection when administering local anesthesia to children.

Floss Alternatives

Providing patients with additional options for interdental cleaning can help them maintain oral health.

Continuing Education

The Root of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Clinicians are best prepared to effectively diagnose and manage this common problem through a comprehensive understanding of its etiology.

Reduce the Risk of Implant Failure

The use of locally delivered antimicrobials/antibiotics in conjunction with scaling and root planing may improve the viability of implants at risk of peri-implantitis.

Personalize Your Patient Care

A holistic approach to risk assessment can improve outcomes while reducing costs in the treatment of periodontal diseases.

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

Clinicians can help stop the cycle of violence with proper screening.


Departments

Editor’s Note

On the Shoulders of Giants

In recent months, we've lost two amazing colleagues and friends— Connie Drisko, RDH, DDS, and Roberta L. Shaklee, RDH, DDS.

Ask the Expert

Can Dental Hygienists Recommend Vitamin Supplements?

Can dental hygienists recommend vitamin supplements to patients? Are there limits within dental hygienists' scope of practice on providing nutritional counseling?

Products and Services

October 2014 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Alliance for a Cavity Free Future Expands Its Reach

 The Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF)—an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing tooth decay—had a lot to celebrate during its fifth annual summit at the FDI World Dental Congress meeting in September in New Delhi, India.

Industry Info

CE looks at origins of hypersensitivity.

Dimensions Welcomes New Board Members

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene has added three highly regarded oral health professionals to its Editorial Advisory Board.

Dental Hygienist Spearheads Nelson Mandela Event

It's not every day that one is asked to chair an event in honor of a world-renowned leader.

New Supplement Supports Expanding Role of Dental Hygienists

Included with this issue of Dimensions is Perspectives on Dental Hygiene—a new reference that provides an in-depth look at the status of the profession.

 

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