Hygienist (RDH)

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Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  With over 25 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Elizabeth is dedicated to making major contributions towards the advancement of good, oral health care.  She continues to be actively involved in independent as well as community-based projects, such as collaborating with a mobile dental team that traveled to assisted living & long term care homes.  She was also the lead dental hygienist for patients at WakeMed, Baptist Hospital (Winston-Salem) & Charlotte Medical Center, who were medically & physically compromised. Good oral health has no borders & as a result, Elizabeth traveled with a medical/dental team to Belize & Haiti to offer her expertise as both a dental healthcare specialist & oral health educator.  Elizabeth is proud to share that she has been a Breast Cancer survivor since 2008.  One of her greatest honors was being appointed as a member of the North Carolina Advisory Committee for Cancer Coordination & Control, by the Speaker of the House, Mr. Tim Moore.  Elizabeth has been an invaluable member of NC Prosthodontic Specialists – Dentures, Implants & Crowns dental team for the past 6 years.

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.