Ask Dr. Christensen: Do dental hygienists fit into the mid-level practitioner classification?

Mid-level practitioners isDr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists' opinions worldwide, and personal observation. a hot topic among dental professionals

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Dr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists' opinions worldwide, and personal observation.

In this week's video, Dr. Christensen discusses mid-level practitioners and dental hygienists. The topic of mid-level practitioners continues to be a hot one. Do dental hygienists fit what is being called mid-level practitioners? Dr. Christensen does not think so. Mid-levl practitioner goes beyond that into simple extractions or placement of restorations. They provide a service, but many practitioners still question the need for mid-level practitioners. This discussion will probably be a topic of debate for quite some time.

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