I feel many of Heidi`s (Emmerling Jones, author of Perspective column) comments are not that of the majority of hygienists. I strive for communication and knowledge of being a team player, as well as commitment to my patients` care.
That is why I became a hygienist. In my 17 years experience, I have volunteered privately and professionally and gave the extra 100 percent without monetary reward, knowing that is why I became a professional.
In her article of finding the ultimate employment, she mentions salary or pay at least three times and never commitment. In the past year, I have served 30 days on the California Board of Dental Examiners at only per diem set by the state 20 years ago.
I wonder if Heidi would have declined a gubernatorial appointment because it is below the current hourly rate.
Genevieve M. Klugman, RDH