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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Aug 10, 2022

On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists Andrew is joined by Crystal Spring, RDH in an interview with guest co-host Erika Flateau, RDH. Crystal talks to us about the importance of medical and dental integration as it relates to the oral-systemic link. She shares about the work that she does through Smiles Across Montana and how you can identify foundations to support your own nonprofit through grants. We share Crystals Passion for access to care, and access to GOOD care for all patients. Her work is truly inspiring and we are so thankful to have her on! 


This episode has FREE CE ! Be sure to view your state guidelines to ensure this CE is applicable in your State. You can view all episodes with Free CE here. Take the course for this episode here.

Episode Highlights

  • Dental Medical Integration
  • Public Health is Superior Health
  • Teledentistry 
  • Grant Writing
  • Access



“We might be the only healthcare provider that a patient sees.” 


“We work with nursing students at our clinic.” 


“We strive to see our patients 3x per year.” 


“I don’t like that Americans need to stand in line to get preventative treatment.” 


“I have been so proud of so many dentists that have worked with us.”


“I’ve never been told no when I asked someone if they wanted to be a part of our program.” 


“We are not trying to put the local dentists out of business, that is not our goal at all.” 


“Just because you are in a situation where you don't have access to care, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve good care.”