Dental hygienists Orange county dental clinic

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Elizabeth Cool

Mar 31, 2023, 9:38:04 AMMar 31
Dear commissioners. I've been calling for over a year to get an appointment to have my teeth cleaned at the Orange county dental clinic. I've been going there for a while and they're wonderful there-- the staff and the service. Understandably since covid they have had a hard time hiring dental hygienists. I've been calling regularly to find out if they have any yet. On my last call I found out that you are not allowing them to hire part-time dental hygienist. Could you please reconsider this. I take really good care of my teeth. I live on my social security and I'm sure there are many people like me who go there who benefit from this service. Please let them hire part-time dental hygienists. Sincerely Liz Cool

Bonnie Hammersley

Mar 31, 2023, 10:12:12 AMMar 31
to Elizabeth Cool, ALL_BOCC_MANAGER_CLERK, Quintana Stewart

Dear Ms. Cool,


Thank you for the email.  I apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced.  I have copied the Orange County Health Director to respond to your questions and concerns.  If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you.



Bonnie B. Hammersley

Orange County Manager

Whitted Building

300 W Tryon Street

P.O. Box 8181

Hillsborough, NC 27278

(O) 919-245-2306

(M) 608-216-4584

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Quintana Stewart

Mar 31, 2023, 4:36:05 PMMar 31
to Elizabeth Cool, Bonnie Hammersley, ALL_BOCC_MANAGER_CLERK

Ms. Cool,


Thank you for your email. I am really glad to hear that you have been pleased with your services from the Orange County Dental Clinic. It is true that we have had a hard time filling our vacant dental hygienist positions. We posted the full time positions for a while adjusting the hiring salary range as we received some feedback about not being competitive with surrounding counties.  Our last posting made space for both part-time and full time hygienist applicants. I am happy to report that we are currently interviewing hygienists for both part-time and full time positions. If all goes well, we hope to fill these positions and reinstate our hygiene appointments in the next few weeks.


Thanks again for sharing your concern and allowing us an opportunity to respond.


Have a great weekend!



Quintana Stewart, MPA

Health Director

Orange County Health Department

300 West Tryon Street

Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: 919-245-2412



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