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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Oct 14, 2017

Ep 94 Kathy Bassett, RDH - Local Anesthesia Expert!

Interview starts at 12:16

You will learn something today… thats just something that is going to happen!

We talked about how great Washington State is and how schools can help enforce and cultivate a certain mindset.

Ergonomics both stalled and jumpstarted her career!

She has training is Sleep Medicine and Oral Myofunctional Therapy

Chasing esthetics did not support function

Humans are the only species that can choke to death on their own tongue!

How did she get started in teaching, how do job openings post?

The principal of a “flipped classroom”


Brain Rules Book link


Kathy works with the University of Washington - What is the difference in Local Anesthesia curriculum for dental students vs hygiene students?

Don’t cling to the old dogma! - The Knick show Kathy Mentioned

We talk about 4% anesthetics

Email -

Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals textbook -


Youtube Videos with Dr. Michael DiTolla


Gow Gates -