This Month’s Features
Understanding the origins of this viral disease and how it spreads will help oral health professionals advise their patients and prevent its transmission.
This Gram-negative anaerobe plays a significant role in inflammation and disease.
Oral health professionals need to be aware of the oral implications of this serious disease.
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.1 The American Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Association, and United States Department of Defense are [...]
Ask the Expert
I am spending lots of time sharpening my instruments. What can I do to help them stay sharp longer? There are two basic sharpening objectives: to produce a sharp cutting edge and to maintain the original contour of the instrument. The optimal internal angle of an instrument face to its lateral surface is 70° to [...]
Products and Services
The Colgate Care Plan lets dental offices choose goody bag toothbrush and toothpaste options that meet each patient's specific needs.
Keeping evacuation lines clean is key to safe patient care.
Solmetex PowerSonic™ UltraSonic Cleaning Solution is designed to boost the effectiveness of ultrasonic baths and instrument washers.
Newsline + Industry Info
With COVID-19 still prevalent globally, how will the global pandemic end? Some researchers suggest a universal vaccine that is effective against all mutations of the novel coronavirus may be the answer and they believe this is possible—all thanks to a specially designed nanoparticle. While researching a universal flu vaccine, investigators at the California Institute of [...]
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. My intention is to inspire them to change the paradigm for our profession, increase access to care, and open more options for dental hygienists so that we can find [...]
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene announces the addition of Anna Matthews, RDH, MS, to its prestigious Editorial Advisory Board. A professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), she was named chairperson of the department in August 2022. A 2004 alumna of the City Tech Dental Hygiene Program, Matthews [...]
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. They suggest that targeting the lysine-specific demethylase 1 enzyme with either medications or genetic eradication may limit a tumor’s development and [...]
Ensuring that children have a dental home is an important step to promoting a lifetime of good oral health. However, this task is daunting for those with limited resources. As a result, DentaQuest, a United States-based company that provides Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program dental benefits, and TeamSmile, an advocacy group that connects oral [...]
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. The program—supported through a partnership between SVC and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community—is designed to increase access to care [...]
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