This week Matt Crespin is joined by Diedri Durocher, RDH to talk about her experience as an RDH in Montana, with the Montana Dental Hygiene Association and work being done on a legislative level!
- ADHA Updates
- Diedri’s Background
- New Bills Introduced
“We are waiting patiently, impatiently, to see if we can go into schools.”
“Those that testified in favor of hygienists being able to go into dental schools include Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, a rural hospital association, tribal communities, rural medical centers, school administrators and educators and parents.
“They use scare tactics telling the legislators that if they (hygienists) seal over decay we are going to have teeth blowing up all over.”
“The ability for a dental hygienist to provide care doesn’t change based on the sign on the front of the building… when you walk through a door your knowledge doesn’t go away, your ability to provide care doesn’t go away.”
“If you are testifying make sure you bring water with you because you will have xerostomia like you have never had before.”
“Stop any negative self talk, treat yourself like you would treat your best friend, with compassion, grace, acceptance and love.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, it’s true.”
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