What your dental hygienist wants you to know

May 18, 2022
Are x-rays really necessary? Do you really have to floss every day? Amanda Hill answers these questions and many others in her Dear Patient column—enjoy this collection of some favorites.

Are x-rays really necessary? Do you really have to floss every day? What's the point of filling out a medical form at the dentist?

There's a good chance you've had questions like these, and many others, regarding your dental care—and this hygienist wants to answer them. Enjoy this collection of "Dear Patient" columns by Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, a longtime hygienist who wants patients to understand the importance of oral health-care.

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About the Author

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC, is an enthusiastic speaker, innovative consultant, and award-winning author who brings over 25 years of clinical dental hygiene and education to dentistry. Recipient of OSAP’s Emerging Infection Control Leader award and an active participant with the advisory board for RDH magazine, DentistryIQ, and OSAP’s Infection Control in Practice Editorial Review Board and membership committee, Amanda (also known as the Waterline Warrior) strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun. She can be reached at [email protected].