This Month’s Features
When addressing the oral health and esthetic concerns of a patient with gastroparesis, effective patient education, risk assessment, and appropriate therapies are integral to successful treatment.
Research continues to show that air polishing may be a valuable addition to the hand and ultrasonic instrumentation armamentarium during periodontal therapy.
Special considerations are needed when providing dental care to patients taking novel oral anticoagulants. By Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH, and Anna Matthews, RDH, MS
Oral health professionals need to be familiar with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recently published summary of infection prevention practices in dental settings.
An individualized approach to behavior modification may be the most successful in improving compliance with treatment and self-care regimens.
While many oral health professionals prefer this technique, the evidence supporting its efficacy in reducing pain response is limited.
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Debra Zafiropoulos, RDH Debra Zafiropoulos, RDH, has launched the National Cancer Network—a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing cancer mortality rates through early detection by oral health professionals.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene proudly announces that Hannah L. Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH, has joined the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is proud to announce the publication of the third 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.
The Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) formally withdrew its approval for the dental hygiene program at Concorde Career College in Garden Grove, California, on August 20.
In late July, the Cochrane Oral Health Group published the review "Fluoride Mouthrinses for Preventing Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents."