This Month’s Features
As the legality of nondental providers offering tooth whitening treatment varies by state, dental hygienists are charged with educating patients so they can make informed decisions when considering this common esthetic treatment.
In this Q&A, Chris H. Miller, PhD, explains the process of dry heat sterilization and why it is an important asset to the infection control protocol in the dental setting.
Ergonomic interventions may help dental hygienists protect their musculoskeletal health.
While hookah smoking is often seen as a safe alternative to other forms of tobacco use, the research says otherwise.
When administering anesthesia to patients with anatomical variations, the Gow-Gates and Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular blocks may provide the best opportunity for successful pain control.
Addressing the barriers many patients face when accessing dental care may help reduce the number of broken appointments.
This essential part of oral health care ensures that patients receive an effective evaluation and personalized treatment plan.
There are memories that stay with you forever. Many momentous achievements in life, such as the day you graduated from dental hygiene school.
Ask the Expert
Is fluoride varnish contraindicated for patients who have a peanut or tree nut allergy? Some fluoride varnish products list tree rosin as an ingredient.
Products and Services
Power scaler promotes effective implant scaling
Prophy paste maximizes cleaning, minimizes splatter
Whitening solutions meet a variety of patient needs
Varnish reduces dentinal hypersensitivity pain
Newsline + Industry Info
Cynthia Stegeman, EdD, RDH, RD, LD, CDE, FAND, a professor and chair of the Dental Hygiene Department at the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, is one of eight oral health professionals elected to the National Board Dental Hygiene Component B—Radiology Test Construction Committee within the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations
Oral infection diagnosis and treatment system debuts in the US
Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor and Newcastle University in England have made a discovery that could significantly impact oral health.
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene proudly announces that Tara L. Johnson, RDH, PhD, is the inaugural recipient of the Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Research Grant.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has adopted standards for programs to educate mid-level dental providers, and on August 7 gave its approval for the accreditation process for dental therapy education programs.