By Kelly Schroeder, RDH, MS
Like many of you, becoming a health care professional, specifically a dental hygienist, was a dream job for me. The small-town practice I worked for really cared about their employees, patients, and the community. For many years as a clinical dental hygienist, I felt I had found my purpose.
I loved my job and my patients, but like every good love story, there was a dark side.