In response to the long reported disparities in health, the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health and 2003 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to improve access to preventive dental care services of special and under served populations, the Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) licensure category became legal in California in 2003. These specific registered dental hygienists specialize in oral health for people with complex needs often in homebound nursing homes, hospitals, residential care facilities, and other public health settings.
We want to congratulate our own Megan Graff, RDH for completing the 150-hour dental board approved course at Pacific Center for Special Care at University of Pacific School of Dentistry, and for her commitment to improving the quality of oral health of the under served. Her passion for dentistry is conveyed in the compassion and dedication she demonstrates. We are proud to have Megan as a member of our team!