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This Month’s Features

Managing Pain With Topical Anesthetics

Clinicians should be familiar with safe application techniques, contraindications, and possible adverse reactions for this common pain management modality.

Dental Benefits of Dairy Consumption

From caries prevention to managing dentinal hypersensitivity, dairy sources can help patients improve their oral health.

Reduce the Impact of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Taking basic precautions can help protect patients and dental teams from the cross-transmission of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Fluoride and Kidney–Liver Function

While a recent study raised doubts regarding fluoride safety, a closer look reveals significant limitations.

Continuing Education

Advancing In-Office Whitening Techniques

As patients continue to demand whiter teeth, new in-office bleaching techniques help make positive outcomes easier than ever.

Decreasing the Impact of Bias

Explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) biases affect providers’ understanding, actions, communication, and treatment decisions.

Delivering Risk-Stratified Care

Effective risk assessment is key to changing patient behavior and understanding patients.

Implant Care in Patients With Diabetes

While implant therapy is a feasible option in patients with this metabolic disorder, oral health professionals need to consider a variety of factors before moving forward.


Editor’s Note

Dental Hygiene on a Global Scale

What happens when more than 1,000 dental hygiene professionals from over 30 countries gather in Brisbane, Australia?

Ask the Expert

Is Laser Therapy Considered Standard of Care in Perio Treatment?

Is the use of soft tissue diode lasers by dental hygienists considered the standard of care in the treatment of periodontally involved patients (eg, to reduce the number of colony-forming units of pathogenic bacteria in pockets)?

Products and Services

October 2019 Marketplace for Dental Hygienists

A listing of featured products.

Newsline + Industry Info

Michigan Dental Hygienist Reaches Underserved

After completing an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena Heights University in Adria, Michigan, Tiffany Burns, RDH, BS, knew she wanted to work with underserved patients.

Continuing Education Article Focuses on Tooth Whitening Technology

Given demand for esthetic procedures, identifying effective and case-appropriate tooth whitening technologies can help patients achieve their whitest smiles.

Dimensions Welcomes New Experts to its Online ‘Ask the Expert’ Forum

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is pleased to announce the addition of two new experts to its online “Ask the Expert” forum.

October 2019 Top Brand Ambassadors

Each month, Newsline will feature some of our most active Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Brand Ambassadors.


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