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Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH

I have been caring for dental patients in the San Francisco Bay Area over 15 years. I also worked as a Dental Hygiene Clinical instructor for nearly six years. I am an active member of my Dental Hygiene community by serving on the board of my local CDHA component, and networking with hygienists throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Preventive Care, Orthodontics

Braces and Prophy Angles: Which are Best?
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on June 3, 2021

Tween and teen patients can be the highlight of my day. But that changes when they smile and reveal plaque-caked orthodontic wires and brackets. The inflamed gingiva from the host response...

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Clinical Education

The Unconventional Dental Hygienist: Taking the Reins Back
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on March 23, 2021

Young Innovations’ Clinical Education program encourages hygienists to expand their roles by creating unique and timely CE courses to present to other dental professionals. We’re working...

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