This Month’s Features
A recent change in eligibility requirements enables dental hygienists to become certified diabetes educators.
This component of personal protective equipment is critical to successful infection control protocol in the dental setting.
Dental hygienists are well positioned to help patients treat and prevent the effects of this common oral health problem.
Purposeful assessment, correct instrument selection, and effective technique are key to maintaining health in the anterior dentition.
While a large radiopaque mass of the maxilla could represent a variety of oral health problems, a differential diagnosis is the key to pinpointing the cause.
A look at the emerging evidence surrounding the association between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
Cone-beam computed tomography has myriad uses in orthodontics.
Dental hygienists play an important role in helping disadvantaged populations receive the oral health care they need.
Living My Dental Hygiene Dream
Maya Angelou said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Ask the Expert
Are Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Outside A Dental Hygienists’ Scope of Practice?
I have more than 30 years of experience as a clinical dental hygienist in Massachusetts. I thought that diagnosis and treatment planning were outside of dental hygienists' scope of practice and that these duties were the purview of dentists only.
Products and Services
MAXmin® with NuFluor® by Preventech
Prophy paste maximizes cleaning, minimizes splatter.
Clinpro™ 5000 and Vanish™ Varnish by 3M ESPE
Product duo provides preventive solutions.
A listing of featured products.
Shield Force® Plus by Tokuyama Dental America
Knock out sensitivity with double block technology.
NiteBite® by Keystone Industries
Nightguard protects dentition from bruxism.
Mirror Magic by Zirc Dental Products Inc
Anti-fog system boosts visual acuity.
Newsline + Industry Info
Maine Welcomes Mid-Level Providers
Underserved patients in Maine have reason to smile.
Research reveals there is some association between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), although causality has yet to be demonstrated.
Dental Coverage for Children Set to Expire in 2015
With funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set to expire in September 2015, the advocacy group Oral Health America (OHA) is asking dental professionals to express support for the passage of the CHIP Extension Act by contacting their senators.
Award for Excellence Honorees Announced
The 2014 American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene was given to Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's Editor in Chief Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, and Joyce Bartle Flieger, RDH, MPH, during the ADHA Annual Session on June 22 in Las Vegas.
Dimensions Partners with ADHA Institute for Oral Health to Offer Research Grant
Beginning November 1, licensed dental hygienists and post-graduate dental hygiene students will be able to apply for the 2014- 2015 Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Research Grant, administered via the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health