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achievements and rights for dental hygienists

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Legal Achievements and New Rights For Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists play an irreplaceable and vital role in dental practices, serving as the backbone of oral healthcare. With their exceptional expertise and extensive knowledge in the field of dental […]

Tina Clarke, RDH
Tina Clarke, RDH

Posted October 16, 2023

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Dental Hygiene Temps Got a Raise!

DentalPost’s Salary Survey revealed that the national average hourly rate for RDH temping increased 18% last year – to $47.50.  That’s $5.50 more than the national average hourly rate for […]

Deborah Bush
Deborah Bush

Posted October 12, 2023

Professional Growth Resolutions

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How Are Your Professional Growth Resolutions Going?

Can you believe we are already 9 months into 2023? We’ve had three quarters of the year to hold ourselves accountable to our New Year’s Resolutions, so how have yours […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted September 15, 2023

reignite-your-passion-for-dentistry

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Losing Your Dental Mojo? How To Reignite Your Passion for Dentistry.

Dentistry feels like it’s at a tipping point as dental offices continue to struggle with balancing patient demands against ongoing staffing shortages. Appointments are being shortened to accommodate overflowing schedules, […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted August 11, 2023

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Classroom to Clinic: Tips for Starting Your Dental Hygiene Career

Graduation is over, and the celebrations have started to wind down. You’ve received your board certification and constructed an impressive resume that you’ve used to apply to multiple job openings. […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted July 14, 2023

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Interviewing with Precision: 10 Essential Questions to Ask

Exploring new job opportunities in dentistry is very exciting – and there’s never been a better time for dental professionals looking to grow their careers! From clinical roles as a […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted June 07, 2023

dental instructor and students

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An Ode to Our Dental Educators

You taught me how to wash my hands All while making lesson plans Disinfect, polish, and most certainly scale As I ran into your office, emitting a wail You held […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted May 03, 2023

Gen Z Dental Graduates

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Gen Z in Dentistry: Get to Know the Graduating Dental Class

The new class of graduating dental professionals is ready to get to work! With dental clinicians in high demand and short supply, hiring managers must seriously look at Gen Z in […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted May 02, 2023

dental hygienist work life balance

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Dental Hygiene Rated Among Top Jobs for Work-Life Balance

Flexibility, including work-life balance, was one of the main things that drew me into dental hygiene. As a dental assistant in high school, I watched the hygienists balance their family […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted April 12, 2023

working interviews

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Everything You Need To Know About Working Interviews

Working interviews are an integral part of the dental hygiene interview process. In a working interview, a candidate comes to the office to perform the duties they would be expected […]

Allie Morgan, RDH
Allie Morgan, RDH

Posted June 13, 2022

Dr. Joy

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Diverse Voices In Dentistry: Dr. Joy Void-Holmes

As part of SmartView, DentalPost is elevating diverse voices and leaders in dentistry so that we can all better understand their perspectives on how to propel our industry forward by […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted November 22, 2021

Tameka Lee, RDH

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Diverse Voices In Dentistry: Q&A with Tameka S. Lee, Empower RDH

Our Diverse Voices series continues with someone whose mission to inspire and empower hygienists is one that is near and dear to my heart. Fellow RDH and founder of Empower RDH, […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 13, 2021

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Diverse Voices In Dentistry: A Male Hygienist Shares His Story

Last week, I was so excited to launch SmartView, a new DentalPost feature, a long time in the making, that empowers dental hiring managers to conduct candidate screening without candidate […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted September 21, 2021

dental holidays

National Dental Holidays to Celebrate at Your Practice

Recognizing your dental team with gratitude for their hard work over the year is quintessential to having a successful practice. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are great examples of appreciation […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted March 03, 2021

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Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs Transforming Dentistry

We’re closing out Dental Hygiene Month with a shout out to all the side-hustling “movers and shakers” transforming our industry with their entrepreneurial ambitions. Keeping your clinical game going while building […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 30, 2020

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Why I Became a Dental Hygienist (and would again!)

Sometimes it takes something major to cause you to reevaluate every aspect of your life. For all the challenges and disruption the pandemic has brought, it has also forced us […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 06, 2020

dental-hygienist-heroes

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Dental Hygienist Heroes: The Power to Save Lives

A Brush with Fame Because I am passionate about improving the lives of dental professionals and our industry, I spend a lot of time in airports traveling to conferences to […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted November 15, 2019

This resume breakdown can help you land dental hygienist jobs

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The Perfect Resume for Dental Hygienist Jobs

We’ve all been there; you sit down to refresh your resume, and your fingers hover over the keyboard. Where do you even start?! When applying for dental hygienist jobs, your […]

Jennifer Reeves
Jennifer Reeves

Posted October 09, 2019

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Why I Became a Dental Hygienist

It’s that time of year again – yes, it’s Dental Hygiene Month! For me, it’s an opportunity to reflect on my journey in the dental industry that began over 25 […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 04, 2019

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Temp Talk with Two RDHs

Updated September 14, 2020 One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. At one point, when my kids were little, I […]

Amanda Hill, RDH
Amanda Hill, RDH

Posted July 05, 2019

dental technology

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Is New Dental Technology Changing Dental Hygienist Duties?

Each year delivers more new dental technology that makes dentistry easier, faster, and more cost-effective than ever before. But like many other hygienists, this trend has you a bit concerned. […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted July 04, 2019

Is your dental team working together?

Is Your Dental Team Working Together?

The Complainer. The Bully. The Slacker. The Gossip. The Slob. The Flirt. The Drama Queen. Sound like the cast of characters from Glee or Mean Girls? Unfortunately, these personality types […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted May 19, 2019

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How to Build a Job Ad that Attracts your Culture

Going through the recruiting process can be time-consuming and exhausting. Starting with a solid job ad will help make the hiring process easier and attract the right culture and top […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted May 12, 2019

dental hygienist

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Advice for Recent Dental Hygiene Graduates

Applying for your first job out of school can be scary. You’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming about graduation and your first time working with a patient, and now […]

Lois Banta
Lois Banta

Posted April 02, 2019

tips-for-graduates-from-real-dental-professionals

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Tips For Graduates (From Real Dental Professionals)

Stepping outside the comfort zone of college life to knock on the door of a new career can feel daunting. You’ve probably heard the saying ‘experience itself is the best […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted February 17, 2019

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4 Big Dental Assistant Challenges & How to Handle Them

There are many reasons to enjoy a career as a dental assistant. It’s fairly sociable, you get to perform meaningful tasks in the practice, and it is a great step […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted March 13, 2018

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6 Thoughts All Dental Hygienists Have While On the Job

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 […]

The DentalPost Team
The DentalPost Team

Posted February 20, 2018

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3 Reasons Why Continual Training Is Essential

Dental managers and owners invest a great deal of time and money in making sure that their office equipment is well-maintained and up to current standards. But many practices overlook […]

Janelle Storck
Janelle Storck

Posted October 24, 2016

why-doing-good-is-good-for-business

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Why Doing Good is Good for Business

In 2007, business mogul and entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson created a movement for business owners called Capitalism 24902 to be a force for good in the world. In an article […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted November 10, 2015

Purpose and security in your dental career

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A Dental Career Provides Purpose and Security

All of the aspects that positively affect the psychology of a person’s well-being -purpose, meaning, identity, fulfillment, creativity – are absent in the average job. Seventy percent of Americans do not […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted October 28, 2015

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Onboarding: Sink or Swim

Think back to your first day of high school. Did you have butterflies in your stomach? Were you worried about finding your classrooms, making new friends, or forgetting your locker […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 05, 2015

applying-for-the-job-10-helpful-tips-for-job-seekers

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Applying for THE Job: 10 Helpful Tips for Job Seekers

Many factors affect how long it will take to find the perfect job in dentistry – everything from the current economy to flexibility in terms of hours or pay. While there’s […]

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted June 24, 2015

working interview

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Has This Happened to You? (My Employer Duped Me!)

Have you ever gone on a working interview and just assumed that you’d get paid for the time you spent at the office, from the moment you arrived until the time you left? When you got your money, did you discover that, in fact, you only got paid for five of the eight hours you were there? While this isn’t exactly common, it does happen, and anyone going on a working interview should take the following steps to ensure it doesn’t happen to them.

Tonya Lanthier, RDH
Tonya Lanthier, RDH

Posted August 12, 2013