Hygienist (RDH)

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Amanda received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  While attending school, she was successful in achieving academic excellence in all of her dental hygiene classes.  As a result, she was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship Award, as well as appointed the title of College Ambassador for 2 consecutive years by the Dean and student body.  With over 18 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Amanda has worked the past 13 years at NC Prosthodontic Specialists – Dentures, Implants & Crowns.  We are very fortunate to have Amanda’s knowledge, training & experience along with her caring personality as an integral part of our dental team!

Our Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH), have significant responsibilities at NC Prosthodontic Specialists – Dentures, Implants & Crowns, that focus on our patients’ total oral health care.  Having passed both the national & state board requirements, our registered dental hygienists are experts in the field of oral hygiene which includes  preventative care, ongoing maintenance & patient education necessary for the optimal oral health.   

During a dental hygiene appointment, the Registered Dental Hygienist: 

  • Reviews the health history of the patient.
  • Performs an oral cancer screening.
  • Records the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examines patients’ teeth and gums.
  • Teaches patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Removes soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Council patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.

At the conclusion of the appointment, the Prosthodontist will meet with the patient to review the results provided by the Registered Dental Hygienist.