NOV. 2011 VOL. 25 NO. 9 N LEAD STORY THE STATE OF DENTAL HYGIENE DIAGNOSIS Pg. 16 The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) views the dental hygiene diagnosis (DHDx) as a necessary and intrinsic part of dental hygiene education and practice, but whether or not it is part of a dental hygienist’s scope of practice depends on the state practice act. MARIAM PERA speaks with dental hygienists in states where the DHDx is included, as well as in one where efforts to include it remain under way. On the cover: Kathy Kane, RDHAP, works with WIC to provide dental hygiene services in California WIC sites. See the special feature beginning on page 22. N (6&45&%*503*"- 130%6$53&1035 %JBHOPTJTBOE%JBHOPTUJDT #Z,FMMJ4XBOTPO+BFDLT�d;."�d;3%) 453*7& 1H�f; 1SPEVDU"OOPVODFNFOUT *OTUJUVUFGPS0SBM)FBMUI)POPS3PMM 1H�f;  %POPST
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