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Erin Haley-Hitz BSDH, RDH, MS, OM

Erin Haley-Hitz BSDH, RDH, MS, OM
Erin Haley-Hitz BSDH, RDH, MS, OM, has been a clinical dental hygienist for 25 years in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry in 1995. She completed a Master of Science in Health Promotions and Human Resource Management from Nebraska Methodist College in 2002. In 2013, she continued her education by completing additional education in orofacial myology and myofunctional therapy. Currently, Erin is Co-founder of Pearly White Prevention, LLC., which provides consulting, coaching, and speaking to impact and elevate the practice of dental hygiene. Erin is a Past President of the Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association. Currently, She is serving as the American Dental Hygienists’ Association District VIII Trustee. She has been an active leader within the ADHA/NDHA for over 10 years. This has allowed her to make wonderful friends and professional contacts across the United States.

Modifying Patient Behavior Remains One of Dental Hygiene’s Primary Objectives

Change is inevitable. Without change, there is no movement forward. The process of change is not always an easy one. As primary health-care providers, dental hygienists are known as health promotion specialists and behavior change motivators. Dr. Alfred Fones originally developed the profession of dental hygiene to be educators and clinicians. Dr. Fones believed in the value of health education...