By Donna Smith, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP
Detection and assessment are important aspects of dental hygiene therapy. The preliminary examination can point the therapist toward the unique needs of each patient. Dental hygienists are trained to be observant—examining soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity to detect deviations from “normal” or “healthy” tissues. Detection of abnormal findings can alter the planned course of treatment. This article provides a case study that focuses on the discovery of root resorption and the role played by the dental hygienist.
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