Preventive dentistry: A joint venture between dentists and dental hygienists


I’m sure all dentists can attest that dental school was probably one of the hardest ordeals to go through. It definitely was not an easy feat. From what I hear, hygienists had very similar experiences during dental hygiene school.

I look back and think, “How did we all do it?”

What’s even more interesting is that most of us really thought everything we learned in dental school was all that was needed to be the best practicing dentists we could be. What surprised me was that our education in dental school was just the barebones of our field. Since we graduated dental school and have picked up on new techniques to perfect our craft each and every day, we have realized that we truly did not delve deep enough into one large aspect of the dental world—preventive dentistry.

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