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January 2020 Social Commentary

If you could change anything about providing oral health care, what would it be?


Jaqi Neal, RDHJaqi Neal, RDH Dimensions Brand Ambassador

I would love to be able to provide care for my patients without worrying whether insurance was going to deny treatment because of one reason or another. Nothing is more frustrating for the patient and myself than running into this issue.



Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH Dimensions Editorial Advisory Board Member

To practice to all the skills that I was taught.






Amanda Cole Hill, RDH Dimensions Brand Ambassador

To change the mindset around dentistry so that patients view it not as a luxury, but as a necessity for overall wellness, and it should be reimbursed as such. That prevention is key to health, both in the mouth and in the body. We need to stop putting out fires and instead establish a firm foundation of wellness.





Mallory Edmondson, MSDH, RDH Dimensions Brand Ambassador

The elimination of supervision requirements.






Susan Cotten, RDH, BSDH, OMT Dimensions Brand Ambassador

Production was no longer king and oral cancer had a higher importance.






Kirsten Jarvi, MS, RDH Dimensions Facebook Commenter

For every state in the United States to have its own dental hygiene board.







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From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. January 2020;18(1):15.

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