December 2016 was an exciting month for Karen Felty, RDH, APDH as she learned she had been awarded a $2,500 grant for the First Teeth First Program of Dignity Health, Chandler Regional Medical Center. Karen applied for a community service grant from the ADHA Institute for Oral Health and the Wrigley Company Foundation. It was
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I give all the credit to my amazing instructors at the University of New Mexico for my interest in dental public health and for choosing to work as an Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist. There was a very strong emphasis in my education on the importance of increasing access to dental care for underserved populations. By
My journey toward becoming an Affiliated Practice Dental Hygienist (APDH) was based on a desire to improve the oral health of a larger population than that in private practice. Coincidentally, I was new to the concept of what an APDH was, how it could improve my career, and how it was going to move me
How many times since graduating from hygiene school have you attended your CE courses and heard about the need for greater public oral health programs in Arizona? I hear it at least once every time I attend an Az dental hygiene conference and 2015 was no exception. Our first speaker, Michelle GrossPanico, started the conference