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Contents

LEAD STORY
The State of Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Pg. 16
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) views the dental hygiene diagnosis (DHDx) as a necessary and intrinsic part of dental hygiene education and practice, but whether or not it is part of a dental hygienist’s scope of practice depends on the state practice act. MARIAM PERA speaks with dental hygienists in states where the DHDx is included, as well as in one where efforts to include it remain
under way.

GUEST EDITORIAL
Diagnosis and Diagnostics
By Kelli Swanson Jaecks, MA, RDH

STRIVE
Oral Cancer Screening and
Diagnostic Techniques

WORKING
Deborah S. Manne, RDH, RN,
MSN, OCN

STATELINE
Legislative Updates

PRODUCT FOCUS
Oral Cancer Related to HPV
Q&A with Herb Bader, DDS, FACD, FICD

EXTRA
Sharon Barton, RDH; “Give Adults
a Smile Day” in Southern Illinois

CLINICAL FEATURE
Dental Caries, Oral Cancer and
Patient Education

SPECIAL FEATURE
RDHAPs Help Create a ‘Preventive
Dental Home’ in California

PROFILE
Keiko Sakagami, RDH, EdD, MCHES

PRODUCT REPORT
Product Announcements

Institute for Oral Health Honor Roll
Donors 7/1/10-6/30/11

LEADERSHIP
Embracing Opportunities to Shape Our Future
One of the highlights of this year’s strategic planning process was an environmental scan commissioned to help explore the future of oral health and the changes dental hygienists must make to contribute to the health and well-being of society. This column, by ADHA PRESIDENT PAM QUINONES, RDH, discusses the report, the new strategic plan and a new workshop, n“Dental Hygiene in a Changing World: Leading and Developing Your Career,” to illustrate how the association is looking forward in its efforts to develop, empower and support dental hygienists.

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