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 August 23, 2019
Health insurance can be tricky to navigate for everyone involved. If your information isn’t exactly correct when you file claims for your patients, the rules involved will cause the claims to be denied and lead to lost time, the patient’s frustration, and extra work for insurance billing adjusters. Here are three of the most common […]
Posted August 23, 2019
You’re offering a job, so why aren’t you getting applications? You need to figure out why you people are not applying to your ad or showing up to interviews. It is likely a combination of things: You are in competition with many other hiring dental offices. You have to offer something they want. Does your ad […]
Posted August 16, 2019
Cosmetic dentistry popularity is on the rise again. In fact, according to the results of a recent survey from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 96 percent of U.S. laborers feel a beautiful smile is very or somewhat important to your appearance. Psychology experts also suggest that nice smiles create trust, reduce stress, and helps us live a […]