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Alternative practice settings

Does anyone here work in an alternative practice setting like a school, nursing home. Etc. if you do how did you get into it?



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I have recently began my own practice/business where I treat people in care facilities. I am in Oregon and we have an expanded practice certification that allows us to work independently.
So far, the marketing has been the most difficult aspect. Many family members and care-givers of my patients don’t see the need for oral health care. The patients however are lovely and I am feeling accomplished and wonderful about helping those with limited access. 🙂

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Our local boys n girls club has a dental clinic for school age children. It is free and run by volunteers. I volunteer there on Fridays a few times throughout the year. The club sent flyers to local offices seeking volunteers.

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I just became a professional educator for Water Pik. I am so excited to be part of an awesome company. I have used and recommended the water flosser for years. I have a bachelors degree in dental hygiene and am getting my masters so more doors will open. Keep educating yourself. It helps.

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