Dental hygienists don’t get enough praise. Spend just a few months in the profession, and you’ll quickly see how wild it can actually be. You deserve a hug.
While every dental hygienist may have their own particular style, there are some common things we all find ourselves thinking on the job.
When a patient has a mouth full of blood while we’re flossing between their teeth, we can only shake our heads.
Cleaning teeth takes a toll on your neck and back. We’re all thinking about that comfy arm chair around 4:00pm every day.
We love when our patients listen to our instructions while we’re cleaning, but a throbbing finger is never ideal.
Let’s be honest: nobody said dental hygiene would be easy. We love what we do, but when your first patient of the day throws up on you, it takes a special level of patience to keep your cool.
There is little worse than explaining a patient’s periodontal disease in great detail and having the patient respond with a question about teeth whitening…
It feels like 95% of our patients lack any sort of tongue control.
Dental hygienists, you are a special breed of professionals. Your commitment to our industry is keeping the world smiling. Is there anything you would add to this list? Let us know on Facebook!
Posted November 05, 2019
Long before most patients visit a dentist, they try to take a look at a map. They need to know where the office is located, and those that don’t show up rarely get contacted. If you want to literally put your dental office on the map, you need to invest in local search engine optimization […]
Posted June 21, 2019
Spend more time with family. Have more time to pursue hobbies, go back to college, or write a book. Earn extra income to supplement your current job. Why do you want to temp as a dental assistant or hygienist? Temping in a dental office can be a super-convenient way to earn while maintaining a flexible […]
Posted May 24, 2019
So you’ve decided to find a new job—only to discover that the market is scarce. Job markets (like any market) ebb and flow. Some months, like September and October, are better than others because a lot of companies want to hire before the frenzy of the holidays. Other months, like June and July, aren’t so […]