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5 Things Dental Pros Wish Patients Knew

July 10, 2018 by

As dental professionals, there are some things we wish our patients knew. Some seem obvious (don’t use your teeth to open a beverage), and others slightly more technical (dental x-rays don’t produce enough gamma radiation to hurt you). Regardless, we don’t always have the time or space to share what’s really on our mind when […]

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5 Dental Hygiene Habits That Drive Your Dentist Crazy

May 22, 2018 by

There are certain dental hygiene habits that drive us dental professionals insane.  Chewing fingernails? Surprisingly damaging (and pretty gross). Come on, people! We’ve compiled a list below of 5 habits we wish our patients would finally kick to the curb. Which of these make you cringe the most? 1. Smoking One of the worst possible dental […]

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How to Become a Dental Hygienist, Assistant, or Lab Technician

May 15, 2018 by

If you’re seeking a job in dentistry, you’re in luck; there are many fulfilling careers from which you can choose. While becoming a dentist is the most familiar, it can many take years to complete and is a big investment of time and money. Finding out more about how to become a dental hygienist, assistant, […]

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6 Thoughts All Dental Hygienists Have While On the Job

February 20, 2018 by

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. 1. “Did you say […]

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How Can Dental Office Staff Make Kids Feel Welcome and at Ease?

January 9, 2018 by

When you are the manager of a dental office, it is important to help children feel welcome and comfortable when they are scheduled for an appointment. Use these ideas to keep your younger dental patients happy during their dental visits. Dress in Fun and Friendly Uniforms Plain white uniforms can frighten a child who is […]

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Featured Hygienist of the Week: Carly Scala

October 3, 2017 by

Happy National Dental Hygiene Month! Here at DentalPost, we’re always finding inspiration from our community’s unique stories. It ignites us as a company. Though we didn’t all start in dentistry, we’ve all ended up here because of our similar passion for healthcare. Staring this week (and throughout the month of October), we’ll be sharing stories […]

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Don’t Get Stuck in the Headwinds

May 16, 2017 by

Some people will resist change at all costs.  Throughout my career – and my whole life, really – I’ve learned change is inevitable.  Mostly, I embrace it.  But sometimes change can be the hardest thing we can go through.  I’ve learned that, too.  You have to just put your head down and brave the headwinds […]

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Study Success: 6 Tips for Dental Students

March 21, 2017 by

The dental hygiene board exams are fast approaching and the myriad theories surrounding the concept of successful study almost require a study session of their own. The following 6 tips will help you effectively prepare for your dental exams, while still leaving you time to floss! So switch out of panic (or procrastination) mode, find […]

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What Does Dental Hygiene Mean To You?

December 5, 2016 by

To most patients, dental hygiene means flossing more or using a fluoride rinse at home, but to hygienists, it means a dedication to the needs of each patient. We asked our Facebook community what hygiene means to them and we received a multitude of heartfelt responses: “It means educating my patients, not only on oral […]

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