The Consummate Dental Hygienist
Dental hygienists at all stages of practice life will benefit from reading "The Consummate Dental Hygienist." Written by the consummate dental hygienist herself, Dianne covers many aspects of interpersonal relationships with patients, coworkers, and the boss; clinical issues such as documentation, probing, the difference between a prophy and periodontal maintenance, standards of care, and fluoride varnish use; practice management issues including assisted hygiene and schedule control; legal considerations such as informed consent, wrongful termination, and malpractice; and finally, tips on becoming a consummate dental hygienist. Order your copy now at the introductory price of $24.95!
From Mark Hartley, Editor, RDH magazine
Dianne Glasscoe Watterson is a friend to the entire dental profession. Her articles are words of calm during the storms of our careers. She reaches out to us to advise and encourage us to proceed full-speed ahead with confidence. The insights that she provides makes us better professionals, more compassionate at what we do on a daily basis. She makes us realize that, yes, being a dental professional is not easy, yet plentiful solutions are available as we make our decisions.
From Cathy Hester Seckman, RDH
Hygienists seeking advice, validation, information, or just an understanding nod will find it here. “The consummate Dental Hygienist” doesn’t just present isolated research findings and learned opinions. It outlines the experiences of real-life, on-the-job hygienists, then goes to the experts for practical and useful solutions. From the hygienist’s personal self-image, to staff relations, documentation, practice models, and legal considerations, every aspect of hygiene practice is covered in this consummate guide for our profession.
From Trisha O’Hehir, RDH, MS, Editorial Director for Hygienetown and Perio Reports
As the Consummate Dental Hygienist herself, Dianne presents valuable, practice changing information to help readers achieve optimum oral health for their patients.
From Toni S. Adams, RDH, MA, specialist in communication issues in healthcare
This book is for any dental hygienist who has a question about practice. Chances are, you will find an answer here. Dianne hones in on the critical issues within each question and then offers logical, practical, and straightforward advice. She addresses personal, interpersonal, and legal topics with candor and clarity. Dianne does not shy away from talking about the elephant in the room. She tells it like it is, but with warmth and compassion.