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New Hygienist Joins Aurora County Dental

Mar 13, 2024 | Blog, Newsroom, Our Staff

(Plankinton, SD) – Horizon Health Care is pleased to announce Patricia Aylward, RDH, is the new dental hygienist at Aurora County Dental Clinic.

Aylward’s hometown is Alexandria, SD. She received an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She is also certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration and monitoring.

Aylward has worked as a dental assistant and hygienist in South Dakota, Colorado, and for many years in Saudi Arabia. She also gives oral health presentations in Mitchell and the surrounding areas including the Our Home facility in Parkston.

“I look forward to working with Horizon Health Care, in the dental field, to continue with their mission to offer affordable dental care,” Aylward said.

She lives in Mitchell with her husband, Rick, and his cat Buddy. In her free time, she loves to shop for deals that she passes on to her siblings and extended family members.

Aylward is currently available for appointments at Aurora County Dental Clinic.  Please call the clinic at 1-605-539-1381 to make an appointment.

About Horizon Health Care

For 45 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 110,000 patient visits annually in 31 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information, please visit

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