Dental Hygiene ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 7-31-2018


Dental hygiene is among one of the fastest growing career fields in the healthcare system. With dental hygienists spending a considerable amount of time with their patients during periodic recall appointments, it is important for dental hygienists to be calibrated with one another in how they recognize and aid in recommending treatment options for certain dental conditions. Dental cervical lesions is one of the most commonly seen oral implications in the dental office, many times being associated with tooth sensitivity. With the array of etiologies and treatment options for dental cervical lesions it is important to see if this same calibration amongst dental hygienists exists when it comes to assessing and recommending treatment options for dental cervical lesions.

Degree Name

Dental Hygiene

Level of Degree


Department Name

Dental Medicine

First Committee Member (Chair)

Christine Nathe, RDH, MS

Second Committee Member

Christina Calleros, RDH, MS

Third Committee Member

Diana Aboytes, RDH, MS




Dental cervical lesions, Dental hygiene, Attrition, Abrasion, Erosion, Abfraction

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