This Month’s Features
Oral health professionals need to be aware of the risks posed by dental aerosols in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission before, during, and after patient care.
Providing effective pain management to this population is key to ensuring anxious patients maintain their oral health.
Maintaining visual acuity helps oral health professionals practice safely and effectively.
Oral health professionals are well-positioned to make individualized clinical recommendations regarding diet, oral self-care, and product selection in order to encourage remineralization.
Successful instrumentation of first molar teeth is integral toachieving and maintaining periodontal health.
The first classifications for peri-implant conditions are included in this newly released periodontal disease classification system.
A new addition to the biofilm management armamentarium, air polishing offers significant benefits to both patients and clinicians.
A close-up look at the predisposing factors, differential diagnosis, and therapies for dentin hypersensitivity.
Creating an individualized treatment plan can help to minimize the adverse oral health effects of cancer treatment.
While I’ve long appreciated the role that physical therapy plays in prevention and rehabilitation, I never truly realized how vital physical therapists are until recently.
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A memo I was asked to sign regarding periodontal treatment guidelines does not mention the dentist’s responsibility for diagnosing periodontal disease, advising the patient, treatment planning, or referring to a periodontist. Am I outside of my practice act for performing these functions?
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The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology recently released an updated classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member and frequent contributor Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, PhD, RDH, FSCDH, received the 2018 Oral Health Research Award from the Oral Health Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) at the organization’s general session on July 26 in London.