This Month’s Features
Ensure Career Longevity With Eye Health
As dental hygienists rely on their visual acuity to effectively treat patients, promoting eye health is important.
Extend Your Reach During Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
Focusing on deep periodontal pocket topography can aid dental hygienists in selecting appropriate hand instruments and providing effective treatment.
Improving Oral Health One Tea at a Time
The extracts contained within green, black, and oolong teas provide significant oral health benefits.
Recognize the Manifestations of Autoimmune Diseases
Oral health professionals can play a vital role in ensuring patients demonstrating signs or risk factors for these serious conditions get an appropriate referral.
Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in the Fight Against Infection
This class of therapeutics may offer an effective treatment for oral infections, such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral mucosal diseases, and oral cancer.
Oral Health Consequences of Khat Use
Cultural competency training will help oral health professionals provide appropriate care and referrals when treating patients who use khat.
It’s Time to Imagine License Portability
License portability is a key issue in dental hygiene. I have personally experienced the challenges associated with moving from one state to another as have many of my colleagues.
Ask the Expert
Create an Instrument Processing Protocol
What sterilization protocol do you suggest to ensure our instruments are truly sterilized but will be simple for all dental team members to follow?
Products and Services
Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Surface Disinfection Strategy
Kerr TotalCare’s CaviWipes 2.0 offer high material compatibility, efficacy against a broad spectrum of pathogens, and ease of use.
Optimize Patient Outcomes With Simplified Aligner Care
EverSmile WhiteFoam, AlignerFresh, and OrthoChews increase compliance while eliminating bacteria.
Newsline + Industry Info
Digital Agenda covers all that’s happening under Dimensions’ social media platforms.
Low Rates of Fluoride Varnish Use Found Among Pediatric Practitioners
A University of Massachusetts Amherst study has determined that fewer than 5% of well-child visits for children ages 1 to 5 included the application of fluoride varnish to prevent caries.
October 2021 Social Commentary
Like Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Facebook page to share your thoughts on posted questions.
Spotlight on Clinicians: A Passion for Healing
One day while doing a preliminary oral tissue exam, I felt a lump the size of a lima bean underneath a patient’s tongue.
ODU Dental Hygiene Professors Receive Accolades
Two professors at the Old Dominion University (ODU) Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene in Norfolk, Virginia, recently received awards.
NC Educator Leaves Academia to Work on Access-to-Care Issues
Crystal Adams, MA, CDA, RDH, former director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, North Carolina, has left academia to become the associate director of the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative.