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Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice

What is An RDHAP?

What is An RDHAP?

Why was the RDHAP created?

Why was the RDHAP created?

Where can the RDHAP provide services?

Where can the RDHAP provide services?

How can RDHAP’s be of value of residental facilities?

How can RDHAP’s be of value of residental facilities?

The RDHAP can provide

The RDHAP can provide

  • What is an RDHAP?

    • An RDHAP (Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice) is a dental hygienist with specialized training and an additional licence that allows the hygienist to work in settings other than a dental office and without the supervision of a dentist.

  • Why was the RDHAP created?

    • The California Legislature created the RDHAP to deliver dental hygiene services to special populations in settings other than (alternative to) the dental office or clinic, such as where people live.  This category of licence was developed to provide care to those without reasonable access to traditional dental care.

  • Where can the RDHAP provide services?

    • Practice setting can be schools, institutions, residence facilities, skilled nursing facilities, private home for home bound persons or a dental office in a designated underserved area such as Shasta County.

  • How can RDHAP’s be of value of residential facilities?

    • The RDHAP can be the link between residential administration and staff, families and community dental providers.

  • The RDHAP can provide:

  • Oral evaluations, which include oral cancer screenings, clinical observations of cavities, periodontal disease.

  • Oral Care plans

  • Bedside, in-residence dental hygiene care, which includes:

    • Oral prophylaxis (cleaning of plaque and deposits above the gum line)

    • Non-surgical periodontal therapies with topical local anaesthetic (deep scaling below the gum line and root planning)

    • Denture cleaning

    • Fluoride treatments

    • Therapies for dry mouth

    • Strategies for prevention of cavities and gum disease


 Benefits of RDHAP

A Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) can help meet some of the many dental needs of residents in nursing homes, residential care facilities or private homes and help with important prevention strategies. 

These elderly and /or disabled residents may be able to avoid extensive dental treatment and minimize oral problems by taking advantage of the services provided by Julie.  Prevention is indispensable to avoid extensive dental treatment and the hardships it creates on the individual and the staff. 


We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost. Payment is expected at the time of the appointment. For your convenience, we accept check, and cash payments; again, we require payment on the day of service. We can bill your insurance on your behalf, and you will get the payment directly from them.

No insurance? No problem, most patients find our fees reasonable, and we are ready to work with your budget.

Cancellation Policy

Our goal at Travel To you Dental is to provide quality dental hygiene care in a timely manner. We do understand that illness, emergencies, flat tires and bad weather do occur. We ask our patients to give us 24 hours’ notice whenever possible if they cannot keep an appointment. This allows us time to fill our schedule with other patients who may be waiting. We appreciate your understanding and consideration regarding our cancellation and failed appointment policy.

  •  Cancellation or rescheduling of an appointment with 24 hours or more notification will result in no charge.

  • A failed appointment is an appointment that is cancelled/rescheduled without 24 hours' notice or an appointment where a patient does not show up.

  • We do allow for one (1) broken appointment as a courtesy.

  • Any additional failed appointments will be charged a fee of $50 for a hygiene appointment.

  • After two (2) failed appointments, we may require a deposit of up to 100% that will be applied to your appointment, in order to reserve any further appointments.

  • After three (3) failed appointments, you risk being dismissed from the practice.

 To cancel appointments, please call or text (925) 474 - 4402. If you do not reach Julie, you may leave a detailed message on the voicemail.

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