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Mary Jensen, RDH

Mary has practiced dental hygiene for 37 years, including three years in Switzerland. She is the lead Oral Care Specialist with the HyLife Oral Health Alliance—a network of dental hygienists that provide weekly oral hygiene care to dependent seniors. Along with her passion for the overall health of seniors, is her passion for mission trips. Mary has completed over a dozen trips with Alliance for Smiles-providing dental hygiene care on four continents and six countries. Young Caring Clinician Award 2015 Volunteer of the Year Alliance for Smiles 2016 Philips Heart to Hands Award 2017 Mary welcomes the opportunity to speak to dental or dental hygiene groups, dental or dental hygiene student groups, senior groups and assisted living community staff on oral care and elder care as well as her mission trip experiences.
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Dental Hygiene Launched Me Into Lifelong Adventure

It all started in third grade. I was heading out to recess on a warm spring day. Like most kids, we were all in a hurry. That’s when it happened. A major face plant...