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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 hygienists

    The human touch

    Dentistry can be very technical and hard for patients to wrap their brains around. As such, the hygienists and assistants are key in describing and explaining difficult concepts and procedures.

    “It goes without saying that what we do as dental pros can be pretty sciencey,” Dr. Rice observes. “With that, it can be difficult to hear and understand as we describe what problems are in our patients’ mouths. Every time you take an intraoral camera picture, our patients ask me what they need to do to fix their problems.”

    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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