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About Healing Hands In-Home Dental Hygiene

Marie has considerable private practice experience in Dental Hygiene, serving her community for the last 27 years in providing passionate, purpose-driven treatment to each patient. Marie uses her extensive knowledge of the dental field to deliver excellent care and be of service to others. Her dental career began in the front office helping launch a new dental practice, where she soon realized how rewarding it was to work with patients. Leading her to pursue her x-ray and RDA (registered dental assistant) licenses. She also trained in bookkeeping and payroll duties over the years, giving her experience in managing both the front and back offices.  This broad knowledge base helped Marie be a valuable part of the team for multiple dental practice start-ups.
With a calling to contribute more, she obtained her Registered Dental Hygienists license in 2003, allowing her to work in a variety of practices and specialties. She also received her EMT certification to be better prepared in caring for patients during a medical emergency. Many of her challenging and medically compromised patients have not been able to travel to the dental office due to illness or transportation conflicts.
Now, as an Alternative Practice Hygienist, Marie will be able to make an even more profound difference in her patients’ lives while serving her community’s needs as well.
Marie Ekins is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. Founder of Healing Hands In-Home Dental Hygiene and passionate about serving the underserved.

Our Vision

Healing Hands connects underserved populations to affordable, accessible and reliable dental hygiene care —one patient, one home, and one neighborhood at a time. To accomplish this, we utilize advanced technologies as a cornerstone of our practice and deliver seamless integrative care. The innovative approach Healing Hands employs enables us to focus on patients, not paperwork, improving the lives of our neighbors and enriching our community. Our goal is to move towards an inter-professional healthcare model to serve an ever-growing population. Healing Hands intends to unite providers in the medical management of every patient allowing for greater access to services.
A photo of a tooth with a shield. Protecting your teeth is important to your health. Regular checkups with registered Dental Hygienists and Dentists are highly recommended.

What is RDHAP?

A photo of a tooth with the health sign. Your teeth and mouth is a gateway to your health in the body. Regular checkups and maintenance with a registered Dental Hygienist and Dentist is highly recommended
RDHAP stands for Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. In short, an RDHAP provides in-home dental hygiene care for patients’ who may not be able to travel to a dental office. A medical clearance is required for treatment.

An RDHAP is a licensed registered dental hygienist with specialized training who holds a specific license to allow him or her to practice in settings outside of the traditional dental office. These practice settings may include but are not limited to, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, private homes, and schools.

The RDHAP provides patients the same type of professional preventive care they would receive in a dental office but allows patients to receive this care conveniently. Programs go well beyond delivering hygiene services as they educate health care providers and patients alike in meeting the oral health care of special-needs clients.

Getting Service takes 3 Easy Steps!

Step 1

Step 1

You contact us and provide your loved one’s information, including current residence and physician.
Step 2

Step 2

We contact you for a convenient appointment time. We will obtain medical clearance from the physician and complete all necessary paperwork.
Step 3

Step 3

A Healing Hands hygienist arrives at patient’s home with portable equipment and provides the necessary dental hygiene services. If we discover that your loved one needs restorative dental service, we will arrange a referral to a local dentist. We will forward all necessary photos and documentation to give you a hassle-free experience.