Ruth Perlman is an accomplished, certified dental hygienist catering to a wide range of patient needs at the Washington, DC office of Barbara Baxter, DMD. With over 28 years of professional experience, Ms. Perlman is the trusted right hand of Dr. Baxter, interacting with patients, and forming close personal bonds with much of the practice’s clientele.
Ms. Perlman is a graduate of Howard University right here in Washington, DC, where she was on the Dean’s List. She received her Northeast Regional and National Dental Hygiene Certifications in 1990.
As a full time practicing hygienist, she’s skilled in patient assessment, treatment planning and explanation, periodontal treatment, and monitoring her patients by regularly scheduling follow-up appointments. She helps patients plan for how to maintain excellent oral hygiene by evaluating clinical findings, medical history, and previous dental records in order to integrate information into personalized treatment plans.
With all her experience, she’s also highly proficient in many facets of the modern dental practice, including digital radiography, intraoral camera, soft tissue management, and the application of preventive treatments, such as topical fluoride and sealants.
Ms. Perlman is also certified to administer CPR and forms of local anesthesia and is the office’s expert on Dentrix — an innovative patient management software system.