Fear of the Dentist
A Dental Hygienist may, in certain states, be able to practice without a dentist on the premises.
However, a dental hygienist, in most states, is not permitted to diagnose dental diseases. My first question is the motive not to see the dentist. Is it fear, financial, time constraints. The dentist and hygienist work as a team to help diagnose and treat dental diseases. Please allow them to help!