May 3, 2021
Alyssa Aberle is the former president of the Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association and dental hygienist pushing forward some of the most progressive legislation in Colorado for dental hygienists. Alyssa has a unique ability to see the potential of hygiene and actively enacts that future in her advocacy work. We talk about the disconnection between dentists and hygienists, the severely limiting position that some states impose on dental hygienists, and Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF).
Alyssa Aberle answers these questions and more:
• What are the limitations for hygienists in different states?
• How can we learn from Colorado and advocate for it in our own states?
• What is the future of dental and hygiene education in America?
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Here is the link to the infographic of the legal scope of hygienists work across all 50 states:
Here are examples of Dr. Jeanette MacLean’s educational videos on SDF application:
Alyssa Aberle is Colorado dental hygienist with a deep understanding of our profession and a big dream for our future. Alyssa has spent her dental hygiene career working with several local nonprofit organizations including Kids In Need of Dentistry, Salud Family Health Centers, Colorado Orthodontic Foundation, and STRIDE Community Health Center (formerly MCPN). While working with these nonprofit organizations, Alyssa pursued a Master’s in Business Administration to gain a deeper grasp on organizational management and leadership. Alyssa currently works for a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in their mobile school-based dental program and also works part-time for the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association. Alyssa is passionate about advocacy and advancing the profession of dental hygiene. Married to a Colorado native, Alyssa and her family of 5 spend most of their free time outdoors hiking, backpacking, and boating. Alyssa loves rocking out to 90’s music, movie theater popcorn, and chai tea.
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