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How-To, Advice

Conversation Starters for Patients Who Won't Open Up
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on August 2, 2019

We’ve all been there. A patient slumps down in your chair, head down in their phone. One-word answers to your questions. Eye contact? Forget it. When you mention they’re due for...

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Horoscope

August Hygiene Horoscopes
By Madame Fulcrum on August 1, 2019

Welcome to the dazzling world of Madame Fulcrum. She’ll interpret your dental hygiene stars each month and provide uncannily accurate celestial advice based on your sun sign.

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How-To, Career

Ergonomically Outfitting Your Op
By Jamie Collins, RDH on July 25, 2019

As a left-handed hygienist, finding an ergonomic operatory setup is about as easy as finding a unicorn.While dental ergonomics are improving for both righties and lefties, anywhere from ...

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Horoscope

July's Hygiene Horoscope
By Madame Fulcrum on July 15, 2019

Madame Fulcrum interprets your dental hygiene stars each month and provides uncannily accurate celestial advice based on your sun sign.

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Lifestyle

Avoiding the Burnout Blues
By Victoria J. Cabello, RDH on July 10, 2019

Dental hygienists are natural go-getters. We tend to the needs of our patients, our employers and our families, and we often place ourselves last. The life of a dental hygienist is in...

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Career

Advocating for Yourself in the Office
By Michelle Watkins, RDH on June 27, 2019

As dental hygienists, we mostly offer dental services under the general supervision of a dentist. Although this is slowly changing, it is still very much the norm. So we often have to...

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Patient Care

Fluoride Varnish vs. MI Paste: When to Know Which is Best for Your Patient
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on June 24, 2019

With so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming for patients and providers to know which product is best for them. Often, providers will start with the least-invasive product...

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How-To, Career

How to Handle the Anxious Patient
By Allison Pipes, RDH, BSDH on June 21, 2019

We've all had that one patient. The patient who refuses radiographs. The patient who tells you fluoride is toxic and is used in atomic bombs (yes, I’ve actually heard that one). The...

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How-To, Career, Advice

Tips for Nailing Your RDH Job Interview
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on June 17, 2019

You made it through some of the trickiest two years of your life: dental hygiene school. Congratulations! 🎉We know literally blood, sweat, and tears went into your degree, and you’ve...

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Career, Advice

Mind, Body, Soul Series Part 3: What's Your Meditation Method?
By BrownGirl, RDH™️ on June 14, 2019

Have you ever sat down to think about what really, truly brings you joy? This three-part series dives deep into key areas - mind, body and soul - that can help you tap into your...

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