By Jason Pohl
November 19, 2012
When Kelly Gann enrolled in the University of Colorado's physician-assistant program three years ago, she never thought she would be inspecting patients' molars and detecting plaque buildups in kids while fulfilling the daily demands in a health clinic.
Though the Salud Family Health Center, where Gann works, has a dental hygienist, being cross-trained is a necessity for emergencies and daily screenings of kids who may not typically visit the dentist's chair.
"You can't really rely on one person to perform one job anymore," she said. "It doesn't run that way."
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