Dental Hygiene Named the Number One Healthcare Support Profession

February 1, 2020

Dental hygiene was named the number one healthcare support profession and the twenty-fourth best profession overall! Plaza’s very own Dr. Laura Sleeper, Director of the Dental Hygiene Program, recently spoke with DentistryToday regarding all of the aspects of working in the dental hygiene field!

“Many dental hygienists feel that the career is emotionally rewarding, as it gives them an opportunity to provide care to people who need it the most.

“Ask the dental hygienist who found an oral cancer lesion early or noticed that her patient wasn’t healing after initial nonsurgical therapy, and, with her dentist, referred to a medical doctor for blood testing and discovered that the patient had diabetes or leukemia, and intervention occurred,” said Sleeper.

“The dental hygienist can change lives, and patients become family. There is no price tag that can be associated with the effect that the dental hygienist can have on a patient’s life on a daily basis,” Sleeper said.”

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