Kaitlin Karalunas, RDH, PhDHP, BS, is an instructor of dental hygiene at the Fortis Institute. She is also a graduate student at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Karalunas research interests include public health, access to care, and ethics.
As the legality of nondental providers offering tooth whitening treatment varies by state, dental hygienists are charged with educating patients so they can make informed decisions when considering this common esthetic treatment.
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