Tulsi Patel-Mobile Dental Hygienist
Tulsi Patel, RDHAP
(Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice)
Finding a resource for the care of your loved one’s dental needs can be a challenge particularly when it is difficult for that person to be mobile. Even more challenging is finding a hygienist, who demonstrates care and empathy with an elderly person when dental care can be stressful. While having my own teeth cleaned, I found that special someone.
I can tell you that I am a big wimp at the dentist. My teeth are sensitive, and I would much rather do anything else than go to the dentist. I am very upfront to the hygienist about my child like behavior, most of them have laughed it off, and proceed in their usual manner. As a result, I have tried several different hygienists, until I found Tulsi.
Through making a connection with Tulsi, I discovered that she works in the office just a couple of days per week, because her passion is to bring her caring skills to those who have difficulty going to an office setting. Through her mobile services, Tulsi is able to offer comprehensive on-site preventive dental hygiene care.
Tulsi’s credentials are impressive and her passion in working with special needs patients is inspiring. She graduated with a BA in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California. She also completed specialized education to work with the elderly and special needs patients which included extensive training in “healthcare issues which commonly afflict the elderly and homebound special needs patients” from the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. She is also a Dental Coordinator for the San Andreas Regional Center to serve special needs patients.
To obtain services, a prescription for treatment from the patient’s physician or dentist is required. As a courtesy, Tulsi will bill Denti-Cal, and most major insurances. You can contact Tulsi at 408-242-0840 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.