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One Dental Hygienist's Path to Increasing Access to Dental Care

Posted by Kelli C. Johnson, RDH, B.A.S. on June 15, 2016

What if you could provide dental care to the underserved community on a grander scale? Kelli C. Johnson, RDH, B.A.S., does just that as a dental program manager for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia. Working together with corporate dental teams, Ms. Johnson is able to establish fresh initiatives geared towards providing dental care to an increasing number of children and adults with Medicaid insurance. Ms. Johnson recently sat down with the ADEA GoDental team to enlighten us about the multifaceted world of dental insurance and how her career path began in dental hygiene. 

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Pursuing My Dreams Against All Odds: Refugee to Dental Hygienist

Posted by Muntather Alameedi, B.S., RDH on July 21, 2015
Growing up as an Iraqi refugee during Saddam Hussein’s oppressive regime, I was definitely put at a disadvantage in my education. My parents did not greatly value education, as they were more focused on safety and staying out of harm’s way. I was 6 years old when I came to the United States, and I struggled to learn the different language and adjust to my new home. ... See More