Excitingly, changes to California law have established a unique niche within the dental profession, giving hygienists the ability to provide optimal oral health care while working independently of dentists in a more relaxed, individualized and quieter environment. The Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) was created as an independent dental hygiene practitioner with a key goal of increasing dental care access for underserved communities.The independence of RDHAPs as providers allow them the freedom and flexibility to reach out to patients in new and creative ways, providing new consumer choices for preventative treatment and services.? Pure Dental Hygiene is a patient centered approach to dental wellness. An environment dedicated to preventative care will enable the hygienist to thoroughly assess and treat oral health conditions through the provision of therapeutic, educational and preventative procedures to promote wellness. The "Pure" concept uses some of the latest dental technologies that increase comfort while incorporating spa-like elements to make your experience more enjoyable. As part of this mission, "Pure" will endeavor to develop a partnering trust with patients to help them maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime!
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Learn about Melanie Waters
We take the time to know each and every one of our patients so that we can provide high quality, personalized dental hygiene care to meet your individualized needs. Our goal is for you to have an enjoyable and positive patient experience.
We customize your professional dental hygiene treatments on the basis of your periodontal (gums and bone) health. Many people have infections in the gums and bone that goes undetected because it does not cause any pain. You can expect us to determine what is necessary to keep you healthy and infection free before it is too late.
Our commitment is to be as thorough as possible in everything we do. By being thorough, we can continually re-evaluate your hygiene needs and develop a personal plan necessary to maintain a lifetime of good oral health.
We look forward to getting to know you and helping you take care of your smile.
Melanie Waters does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Melanie Waters' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Dental Hygiene Services
Gum Disease Treatment
Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
Pocket Depth Measurement
Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Oregon Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2011
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
University Of The Pacific / School Of Dentistry
Other Education | Completed 2011
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Melanie Waters has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Melanie Waters has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Your smile creates a lasting impression and has a big affect on your appearance. Your oral health also significantly impacts your overall health and quality of life. At Pure Dental Hygiene, our patients come first.
We look forward to being a part of your continued oral health and helping you take care of your smile.