A new bill is being proposed that allows dental assistants with limited training (3 hour course) to perform procedures currently allocated to dental hygienists (we have a minimum of 4 years of education/training). Those bendy instruments we use below your gums are sharp with the sharpened end often referred to as a blade. The buzy instrument that utilizes water vibrates in the ultrasonic range of 20-45 kHz (i.e. 20,000 to 45,000 times per second). Do you really want someone with a 3 hour course to cover that and anesthia putting a needle in your mouth?