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Counselor's corner: Saving dental hygiene—who is responsible?

3/4/2020
Kandice Swarthout, MS, RDH, LPC

On a daily basis, I am becoming more disheartened by the negativity and the dissatisfaction I read on social media groups about being a dental hygienist. It seems we have a multitude of workforce issues that feel unresolvable. I read about hygienists being sent home early because of cancelled patients, not getting raises for decades, the inability to get requested needed supplies from the dentist, and the fact that there are still four states that prohibit dental hygienist–administered local anesthesia.
 
Every time I read a post about how someone escaped the perils of dental hygiene and is moving on to bigger and better things, I cannot help but ache for my students who are bright-eyed and ready to save the world from periodontal disease.
 
 
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