VIDEO: Discussing Negative Comments from a Lobbyist about Hygienists

Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA, and Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, discuss the recent comments made by an Illinois Dental Society lobbyist saying this about dental hygienists: “I just don’t feel anybody with a two-year associate’s degree is medically qualified to correct your health. They’re trained to clean teeth. They take a sharp little instrument and scrape your teeth. That’s what they do. That’s all they do.”

To see Spring Hatfield’s response, check out her article at