October 18, 1997 in City

I-678 Worth Biting For

By The Spokesman-Review

A dental hygienist is always a woman who cleans your teeth, zaps your X-rays and scolds you about flossing. Should she be allowed to practice without a dentist’s supervision in Washington state?

Absolutely. On Initiative 678, it makes perfect sense to vote yes. This ballot issue opens new business opportunities for these professional women. It allows hygienists to provide lower-cost dental cleanings to the poor and the homebound. Among its safeguards to the public’s health would be a new dental hygiene quality assurance commission. Nov. 4, vote yes. And don’t forget to floss.

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