All dental hygienists must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years - primarily updated CPR, medical emergency, bacteriological and pharmacology classes - but the limited access permit requires an additional 12 hours.
It is designed to access the growing influence of dental hygienists in purchasing decisions both in the dental practice and in the home and presents a "best-practices, evidence-based approach to the products, services and strategies" related to the dental professions.
The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) recommends that you discuss this with your dentist or dental hygienist who understands your individual oral health needs and will be able to make a recommendation appropriate for you.
Filion explained that it will be possible to have the mechanics taking apart a greasy motor one day and then have the dental hygienists working in a sanitary environment the next because of cleaning capabilities in the eDome.
Carol Gilmore had been a dental hygienist for about 10 years when the South Coast resident heard about a new program designed to allow experienced dental hygienists to practice independently in the community.