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Career, Advice

Bullying in Dental: What Does It Look Like?
By Michelle M. Singley, RDH, EdM on January 20, 2020

Have you ever had to work with someone who seemed determined to make your life miserable? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. According to Forbes, workplace bullying is extremely...

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Career, Advice

Make 2020 the Best Year of Your Career (So Far)
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on December 5, 2019

With the New Year fast approaching, many of us are starting to think about our resolutions and goals for 2020. Usually these goals have to do with eating healthy or heading to the gym...

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Patient Care, Career

Cultural Competence Matters, Especially in the Op
By Lea D’Angelo, RDH on November 26, 2019

If you’re a hygienist, I don’t need to tell you this, but I will anyway: over the course of six months, you probably see lots and lots of patients. Lots. In fact, if you see an average...

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Lifestyle, Career

10 Qualities of a Great Hygienist
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on September 4, 2019

The personalities and characteristics of dental hygienists can vary greatly, but successful practitioners share some common traits. Here are 10 qualities that help make a great dental...

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Career, Advice

5 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in My Hygiene Career
By Jamie Collins, RDH on August 12, 2019

You never know what you don’t know … until you do. Twenty years ago, I started my young and fresh-faced career thinking that everything was about the patient, no. matter. what. But I’ve...

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How-To, Career

How to Build Your Brand (And Share It with the World)
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on August 5, 2019

Have you put serious thought into becoming a speaker, key opinion leader, writer or public health advocate in the dental hygiene community? Or are you looking to market your business? If...

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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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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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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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