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February 2020 Social Commentary

Do you see expanding opportunities for dental hygienists in your area?


Mary Kelly, RDH, MS Dimensions Brand Ambassador

The Iowa Dental Board has a legislative change that would remove the restrictions on where dental hygienists practice, resulting in many opportunities for dental hygienists in sites such as medical offices.





Cindy Purdy, BSDH, RDH Dimensions Brand Ambassador and Corporate Council Member

Create them using teledentistry.






Courtney Warner, RDH Dimensions Facebook Commenter

I would love to see expanding opportunities in Iowa, but I also understand it takes effort to realize those goals. Being an active member of dental hygienist associations and being a verbal advocate for your goals are essential.





Amanda Cole Hill, RDH Dimensions Brand Ambassador

Virginia has passed legislation on remote supervision that will open up some access-to-care options.






Hanna Hetz, RDH Dimensions Facebook Commenter

No, I wish! It’s my end goal.






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From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. February 2020;18(2):15.

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