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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.



    Professional development

    Dentistry is different than it was 25 years ago; it’s different than it was last year. Everyone in the practice has to keep up on what’s new and improved, and Dr. Watts says his hygiene and assisting team is another avenue for education.

    “It’s their job to keep most up-to-date with the newest and most advanced protocols of hygiene and home education,” Dr. Watts says. “As a team, we are only as strong as our weakest link. And all eyes are better than just my eyes, so I encourage all my staff, that if they find something that I miss, or if they find something that might not look good with my work, they are the reassurers that my work is consistent and good and effective and proper.”


    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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