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Maximizing Utility of the Dental Hygienist

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Leveraging a dental hygienist’s advanced skill set can improve efficiency and productivity in any dental practice.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe some of the expanded functions that can be performed by appropriately trained and certified dental hygienists.
  2. Explain the practice benefits of utilizing dental hygienists to their full potential.
  3. Discuss oversight of expanded-function practice by dental hygienists, and the potential impact on patient satisfaction from this clinical model.

This course was issued in December 2020 and expires December 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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