This Month’s Features
The Ethics of Infection Control
Dental hygienists must be prepared to address breaches in infection control to ensure the safety of patients and dental team members.
Strategies to reduce vision-related risks and improve ocular health.
Understanding the origins of this viral disease and how it spreads will help oral health professionals advise their patients and prevent its transmission.
The Pathogenicity of Porphyromonas Gingivalis
This Gram-negative anaerobe plays a significant role in inflammation and disease.
Insight into Chronic Kidney Disease
Oral health professionals need to be aware of the oral implications of this serious disease.
Detecting Endodontic-Periodontal Lesions
Identifying the etiology of endodontic-periodontal lesions is key to successful treatment.
In the October 2021 issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, I wrote about a new initiative that would allow dental hygienists and dentists to practice in more than one state without needing to take a licensure exam for each state.
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Products and Services
Clinical Insights: Patient Care Plan Allows Offices to Customize Goody Bags
The Colgate Care Plan lets dental offices choose goody bag toothbrush and toothpaste options that meet each patient's specific needs.
Part Two: Do You Know Your Lines?
Keeping evacuation lines clean is key to safe patient care.
Clinical Insights: Supercharge Your Cleaning Power
Solmetex PowerSonic™ UltraSonic Cleaning Solution is designed to boost the effectiveness of ultrasonic baths and instrument washers.
Newsline + Industry Info
Researchers Work to Develop a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
With COVID-19 still prevalent globally, how will the global pandemic end?
Spotlight on Clinicians: Serving Those Who Served Our Country
When I speak to dental hygienists, I remind them of how far our profession has come since I graduated from dental hygiene school 40 years ago.
Dimensions Welcomes New Editorial Advisory Board Member
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene announces the addition of Anna Matthews, RDH, MS, to its prestigious Editorial Advisory Board.
Protein Study May Help Improve Oral Cancer Outcomes
In a study appearing in Molecular Cancer Research, scientists from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine have identified a protein that stimulates the growth of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) tumors.
Partnership Seeks to Ensure Kids Secure a Dental Home
Ensuring that children have a dental home is an important step to promoting a lifetime of good oral health.
First Dental Therapy Program in the Lower 48 States Receives Accreditation
The Dental Therapy Education Program at Skagit Valley College (SVC) in Mount Vernon, Washington, received accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), the first such program to receive CODA accreditation in the lower 48 states.
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