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Why I Became a Dental Hygienist

October 30, 2018 by

With Dental Hygiene Month upon us, I find myself fondly reflecting on my 23 years practicing as a registered dental hygienist. I have always considered it a gift to go to work every day, doing something I love by helping improve the lives of my patients. I flew head-first – quite literally – into my […]

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6 Dental Industry Statistics That’ll Make You Go “Hmm…”

October 16, 2018 by

The one constant about the dental industry is that it’s always changing; from more female leadership to new technologies, the industry is fluid and exciting, and it’s a great time to be in dentistry. To highlight, we’ve grabbed some impactful dental industry statistics. Take a look below. #1: 1 in 5 Adults (21.3%) Said They […]

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The Perfect Resume for Dental Hygienist Jobs

October 9, 2018 by

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 resume is often your first impression to your employer. This means it could be the deciding factor between whether you get the dental hygienist job […]

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Do I Need Dental Continuing Education (CE) Courses?

September 18, 2018 by

Dentistry is a rapidly evolving profession, and new techniques and technologies are introduced into the industry daily. If you want to stay current in the dentistry, your education can’t stop with your degree. So how can you keep ahead of the changes? The answer is simple: take some dental continuing education courses. These courses, offered online […]

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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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