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A recent graduate of University of Maryland School of Dentistry who loves her profession as a dental hygienist. My career began in public health in Washington, DC. I was abruptly told to unlearn every lesson I held dear from my hygiene program so that I could provide minimal care to a patient population that needed comprehensive care. I began working in private practice in 2014 while still helping low income populations and advocating for my profession and therefore my patients.

My life on the ship

I have dedicated my life to public health for two years in an effort to simultaneously save the world and achieve financial homeostasis. The beautiful thing about public health is that I have the most appreciative patients. My patients have... Continue Reading →

What is a dental hygienist?

What is a dental hygienist? Patients ask me these three questions with persistence: "Are you my dentist?", "Are you going to do my cleaning?", "What is a dental hygienist?" I rehearse my responses each day in hopes of promoting accurate,... Continue Reading →

I have loved teeth since prehistoric times

I have loved teeth since prehistoric times... Teeth, those small anatomical structures that most people only care about when they hurt or start to turn brown, are literally my life. We spend our hygiene school years in a dental centric... Continue Reading →

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