registered dental hygienist

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reg·is·ter·ed den·tal hy·gien·ist

(RDH) (reji-stĕrd dentăl hī-jēnist)
Health care professional who specializes in the cleaning and care of the oral cavity.
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Registered dental hygienists interested in providing care as OHLs in long-term care settings should take continuing education courses that focus on geriatric care.
Ninety-one percent (n=400) of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that if a midlevel provider was introduced in Oregon, that individual should be a registered dental hygienist.
Okokon is a Registered Dental Hygienist serving as the Flight Chief of Dental Services and assigned to the 7th Aeromedical Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, TX.
After returning from a wedding trip to the Sandals Resort in the Bahamas, the couple is at home in Jackson, where the bride is a registered dental hygienist, and the groom is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Planting the seeds for having a registered dental hygienist on staff as part of whole health care team is the goal of this particular hospital rotation.
The clinical procedures performed by students are under the direct supervision of highly qualified instructors, which include a Registered Dental Hygienist and Advanced Oral Hygiene Therapists, with oversight by a licensed Air Force dental officer.
After a honeymoon at Walt Disney World with a special treat of swimming with the dolphins, the couple is at home in Jackson, where the groom is a dental student at the University Medical Center and the bride is a registered dental hygienist.
A member of the ADAA for over eight years, MSG Carrasco is also a Registered Dental Hygienist, a Certified Dental Practice Management Administrator and a Fellow of the American Dental Assistants Association.
12) That same year, legislation was passed in Massachusetts allowing a registered dental hygienist with 3 years of clinical experience to practice in a direct access role, as a public health dental hygienist.
Galliano worked for legislation that created the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) and the registered dental hygienist in alternative practice (RDHAP).

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