This guide provides information resources for dental hygiene students and practitioners.  Visit the Dental Hygiene unit for information about our academic program.


Compiled by Prof. Lisa Tappeiner, Allied Health Liaison Librarian



Dental hygiene Web sites

American Dental Association

The official website of the American Dental Association provides dental and nutrition information for consumers in English and Spanish, news for dental professionals, and information about careers in the dental professions, including dental hygiene.


American Dental Hygienists’ Association

The ADHA is a membership organization that provides information, professional support, and educational support for dental hygienists.  Its website features a section for kids, information on scholarships, and free brochures on such topics as oral symptoms of diabetes, oral cancers, and oral health nutrition.


Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York

This website provides information about state laws and licensing requirements pertaining to dental hygienists in New York State.  It links to state and national health-related organizations and local chapters of the Association.


MedlinePlus—Dental Health

Current, quality information for consumers compiled by the National Library of Medicine.  This site highlights current news, government information, and links to pamphlets and educational resources for consumers in both English and Spanish.



NOAH--New York Online Access to Health--Dental Care

Quality consumer information for dental health and hygiene selected by medical librarians in both English and Spanish.


National Center for Dental Hygiene Research
An excellent resource for dental hygiene students and practitioners, this site provides access to searchable indexes of journals, conference proceedings, and clinical trials. It also covers grants, education, and consumer information.


This consumer health information site is maintained by the National Health Information Center of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a hand-selected directory of the health  related websites (including oral health) of over 1500 organizations - government, non-profit, and educational. Also available in Spanish.


Healthopedia—Mouth and Teeth (oral and dental) center

The mouth and teeth section of this consumer health-oriented online encyclopedia covers diseases and conditions, symptoms, procedures, tests, and miscellaneous dental issues such as dental injuries or children and dentistry.


DHChat Discussion Group
DHChat is a an electronic discussion group for research issues in dental hygiene. Topical discussions are led by specialists, and other contributions are encouraged.


Databases for Dental Hygiene Research

Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for nearly 3,200 multidisciplinary scholarly publications—from the humanities and ethnic studies to science and health.  It includes a collection of journals in allied health.


CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL® Plus with Full Text provides indexing for 3,001 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with coverage dating as far back as 1937. CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides full text for 327 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.


Health Reference Center (Facts on File) 

Facts On File's Health Reference Center is an encyclopedic database containing thousands of hyperlinked entries organized into four major categories: conditions and diseases, mental health, health and wellness, and body systems. It provides clear information on the causes, cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, treatments and trends, and organizations in each field of study. Each content area is searchable by keyword and has a browsable A-to-Z index. A list of links also allows the user to easily find more focused topics within each of the content areas.


Health Reference Center Academic    

Health Reference Center Academic integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.  It indexes or contains articles from both dental and dental hygiene journals.


Medline with full text    

Provided by the National Library of Medicine Medline with Full Text has authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing,dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.



Journals in Dental Hygiene

Hostos Library has access to hundreds of dentistry-related journals online through our allied health databases. To see a list by title, consult our A-Z list for online dental journals or search CUNY +




Print Journals at Hostos Library:

Title                                                                       Library Holdings                                                             

Dental Abstracts v.38 (1993)-v.40 (1995), v.42 (1997)-v.50 (2005)
Dental Assistant v.66 (1997), v.72 (2003)-present
Dental Clinics of North America v.34 (1990)- present
Dimensions of Dental Hygiene v.4 (2006)-present
Journal of Dental Education

  v.64 (2000)-v.65 (2001), v.67 (2003)- present

Journal of Periodontology v.68 (1997)- v.70 (1999), v.71 (July-Dec. 2000)-v.74 (Jan-June 2003),v.75 (2004)-present
Journal of Public Health Dentistry v.57 (1997)-v.58 (1998), v.61 (2001)-present
RDH v.17 (1997), v.19 (1999), v.23 (2003)-present

Last revised August 2010