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Unkempt Dental Hygienist Is Subject of ‘Dear Abby’ Inquiry


For more than 66 years, the advice column “Dear Abby” has featured readers’ questions on a wide variety of topics—from etiquette conundrums to family dynamics—with answers first provided by Pauline Phillips, followed by her daughter Jeanne Phillips, who currently writes the column. Recently, a reader asked how to handle seeing a dental hygienist who seemed disheveled both in appearance and in her surroundings. The reader loves the dental practice but no longer wants to be treated by this untidy hygienist. To read Dear Abby’s response, Click here.

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