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Jun 10, 2018 | Direct Access Dental Hygienist



My name is Elena Francisco (most folks know me as Elly). I have been an RDHAP since 2005. My colleague, Mustafa Radif, was a graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry dental hygiene program in 2012. He has since become an assistant professor of dental hygiene in the same program he graduated from. Mustafa is one of the new generation of dental hygienists, as I like to call them. These new generation dental hygienists have great vision for our profession and he is no exception. He completed the RDHAP program in late 2017, but has been so busy teaching that has only recently completed the paperwork to obtain his RDHAP license.

We knew that the public needs to learn more about what we do. We are dedicated to increasing access to dental hygiene care for all people, but especially those most vulnerable, who cannot pursue their own dental hygiene care. We were so excited about getting this site up and running that we are still tinkering with the look of it. For that, I sincerely apologize. If you are patient with us, we will eventually end up with a unique website that meets everyone’s needs.

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