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Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH

I have over 10 years of experience in the dental field as a Dental Hygienist, Dental Hygiene Educator, Dental Assistant, and Sterile Tech. I am a Tennessee native who has developed strong roots in the dental community.


Have You Ever Considered Being a Dental Hygiene Temp?
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on May 4, 2021

According to the United States Department of Labor, there were 207,900 dental hygiene jobs in 2016. Also in 2016, almost all dental hygienists worked in dental offices, and more than half...

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Starting Them Early: Dental Hygiene Tips for Parents
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on March 18, 2021

Dental hygiene is very important to your child’s overall health, and a good dental routine is key to starting dental habits that will last a lifetime. As parents, setting a good example for...

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Expanding Your Career Outside the Op
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on March 4, 2021

In 2019, there were 215,150 dental hygienists in the U.S., with 7,300 students graduating annually from dental hygiene school. To say we are a growing profession would be an understatement....

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