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    10 reasons dentists should be thankful for hygienists and assistants

    'Tis the season to be thankful for many things—especially for hygienists and assistants.


    Dental hygienist

    Personal growth

    Part of practicing dentistry is being the team’s leader and Dr. Erinne Kennedy, DMD, ‎Dental Public Health Resident at Harvard School of Dental Medicine observes that her hygienist and assistant help her grow in that capacity.

    “I’m so thankful for her, because she helps me grow as a leader,” Dr. Kennedy says. “She keeps me in check. She keeps challenging me on slowing down and being patient and being empathetic, and all of these other values that really have nothing to do with my restorations. Because of her, I’ve become a better human being.”


    Robert Elsenpeter
    Robert Elsenpeter is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics. He is also the author ...


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