After reading several of Heidi Emmerling`s articles in RDH, I have a suggestion for her: Go to dental school! Spend at least four more years of intensive study, go into debt to open a practice, and assume the risks of serving a litigation-happy public under the government`s ever watchful eye.
Then hire a few employees, but beware of a hygienist like your former self. One who feels her dental assistant co-workers don`t generate production (could you, the dentist, work as half as fast without them?) And one who "does not work for the dentist?" (March 1997 RDH) - you, the dentist again, who owns the practice and have unfortunately hired this person who obviously has little respect for what you and the rest of the staff are trying to accomplish.
Sorry, Ms. Emmerling, but a bachelor`s degree does not take you where you erroneously think you`ve already gone.
Janet Saukas, RDH