A 40-year-old member asked:
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What is the difference between clinical dental hygienists and public dental hygienists?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
Nothing: The diference is a matter of semantics only - like calling someone either a doctor or a physicain.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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