LIDHA is now hosting our “Sunday Spotlight” to show appreciation for our members. If you’d like to nominate a LIDHA member to be featured in our Member Spotlight, please message us through Facebook or Instagram @lidha_rdh. We look forward to hearing from you! Stay tuned!
• November 22nd Spotlight:
Today we are celebrating LIDHA member Alex Turrigiano! Alex graduated top of her class with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2015 from Briarcliffe College. She was the recipient of the Compassionate Caregiver Award and has since earned a reputation among her patients as a gentle and empathetic hygienist genuinely invested in their total health. Alex is a knowledgeable, kindhearted, and enthusiastic dental clinician. She is well educated in oral pathology, administering & buffering local anesthesia, nitrous oxide conscious sedation, and has several years of advanced periodontal surgical experience. She is especially good with apprehensive patients and her contagious sense of humor quickly puts patients at ease. Alex assisted on a mobile dental van that treated patients of underserved communities, veteran homes, homeless shelters, detention facilities, orphanages, and foster agencies. Alex says: “My favorite part of dental hygiene is educating patients. Providers must place an emphasis on patient education to enhance patient experience, facilitate comprehensive choices during treatment planning, assist in better long-term restorative options and ultimately urge patients be more prophylactic with their oral health. I love seeing the patients evolve. The instant gratification of a periodontal maintenance to the overall patient transformation begins with a better understanding of their oral health.”