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Trish Thomas, RDH

Trish Thomas, RDH
Trish Thomas, RDH, has over 20 years of experience in the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant, Practice Administrator, and a Registered Dental Hygienist. Fifteen of those years were spent living in San Diego, California, with her Naval Corpsman Veteran husband, their two children, and two dogs. She graduated from San Joaquin Valley College – San Diego in 2015.

While in California, she was active in her professional association serving on her local component’s Executive Board, the California Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (CDHA) councils, and the California Hygienists’ Political Action Committee (CalHyPAC). She recently moved back to her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, where she is the Director of Operations at Dental Technology Center of Hawaii. She is also newly licensed for the State of Hawaii and looking forward to doing clinical hygiene part-time.

During her downtime, when she’s not flying back and forth to San Diego to visit with her husband, son, and dogs for a few days, you’ll find her at the beach, in the water relaxing in her inner tube, and laying on her beach towel soaking up the sun.

The Paradigm Shift: 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography Scan

It’s 2018, and to my surprise, there are many dental practices still using film radiographs.  Although there is nothing wrong with film radiographs, we can all attest that digital images offer not only lower exposure to radiation but also clearer images versus traditional film. With clearer images, the doctor can make an accurate diagnosis in the treatment planning, and...