Letters to the editor, May 7

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Excellent care

“Learning to do by doing” is the motto of Texas Woman’s University and the Dental Hygiene Program exemplifies that phrase.

On a recent visit to TWU’s dental clinic for a cleaning, I experienced the most professional, attentive and warm care in my life.

Sara F., a petite and enthusiastic senior four weeks from graduation, exuded a love for her work and proved a steady hand under the pressure of onlooking professors who scrutinized every aspect of her work.

Those professors, including a Ms. Dickenson and Dr. Huff, checked my teeth after Sara had done her work and then asked Sara what she had seen. If necessary, they offered additional pointers while also modeling technique and manner.

As a teacher myself, I admired their guidance, encouragement and sagacity.

Undoubtedly, the clinic offers an immeasurable service to those it treats with affordable care, capable students and staff that leads by example.

I commend TWU, the Dental Hygiene Program and all the students, professors and staff.

To Sara F., I wish an early happy graduation — I have no doubt that you’ll go on to continued success with those professors looking over your shoulder.

John M. Rodgers,


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