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This Month’s Features

Ensure Your Voice Is Heard

The code maintenance committee of the american dental association is considering the addition of three new codes related to scaling and root planing.

Root Caries Prevention and Treatment

Oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about this common oral condition and understand which patient populations are at greatest risk.

Embracing Innovation

Technological advancements have much to offer the practice of dentistry from patient education to the provision of treatment.

An Individualized Approach to Peri-Mucositis Prevention

Oral health professionals well versed in effective diagnostics and prevention strategies can help patients avoid this precursor to peri-implantitis.

The Importance of Complete Root Coverage

When using ultrasonic instrumentation, the entire root surface must be meticulously debrided in order to achieve successful outcomes.

Continuing Education

Support Long-Term Success

Dental hygienists are key to ensuring positive outcomes following periodontal implant therapies.

The Truth About Gluten

Clinicians who are knowledgeable about gluten-mediated reactions will be prepared to treat patients with these types of allergies.

Caring for Stroke Survivors

Maintaining the oral health of patients who have experienced stroke is critical to supporting their systemic health.

Strategies for Treating Children With Autism

A variety of strategies enable dental professionals to successfully provide much needed oral health care to this patient population.


Editor’s Note

A Grateful Reflection

The first time I met Nancy Goorey, DDS, I was more than a little anxious. Actually, I was terrified.

Ask the Expert

Providing Dental Care to Burmese Populations

I work in a practice that serves a large population of Karen people, who are a small ethnic minority in Burma. I'd like to provide culturally competent care to these patients. Do you have any advice?

Products and Services

October 2015 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Supplement Explores the Role of Midlevel Practitioners  

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is pleased to include with this issue the second annual Perspectives on the Midlevel Practitioner—a reference that provides an in depth look at the role new workforce models play in the evolving profession of dental hygiene.

Industry Info

Young dental joins fight against breast cancer

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, with all 31 days dedicated to increasing public awareness about the importance of maintaining good oral health.

Colorado Adds Degree Completion Programs For Dental Hygienists

The Colorado Community College System announced that two of its community colleges received approval from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to offer 4-year Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degrees.

Kansas Town Brings Dental Care to Low-Income Students

Back to school is a reason to smile for most children, but those smiles will shine a bit brighter for some students in Olathe, Kansas. That's because many will receive access to professional oral health care services for the first time.


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