January 29, 2016
by Oral Health
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association would like to express its extreme disappointment in ABC Studios and The Bachelor for its recent unprofessional and inaccurate description of the dental hygiene profession in United States. Dental hygienists are required to graduate from comprehensive and demanding accredited educational programs in order to earn their academic degrees and as well as a national written examination and clinical examination to obtain a dental hygiene license to practice. The amount of hard work and dedication it takes to become a dental hygienist as well as the invaluable services they provide to enhance the oral and overall health of the American public deserves nothing but respect. Please see here, the letter from ADHA President Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, and ADHA CEO Ann Battrell, MSDH, to those responsible at ABC Studios.
For more, please visit: www.adha.org.
Educating the public about the true value of the services provided by Professional Dental Hygienists has to be a priority. The profession has fallen into a trap of referring to the Oral Health Care/Maint. Appointment as A CLEANING. These professionals are not CLEANERS.
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