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Kimberly Carpenter, BSDH, RDH

Kimberly Carpenter, BSDH, RDH
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Grief Relief: How to Encounter Grieving Patients at Dental Appointments

Editor’s note: This article is not suggesting that dental hygienists are therapists or counselors. However, dental hygienists build rapport with patients, and with that may come patients disclosing personal things, including that they are grieving. This article addresses what to say when a patient presents in your chair, grieving, from a hygienist who has had the same experience. After...