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Margaret L. Conrad, RDH, BS

Margaret has practiced in multi-disciplined dental practices, perio and now has found her home in pediatrics. She enjoys spending time promoting dental hygiene and helping to bring quality continuing education to practicing hygienists.

Patient Care, Pediatrics

No Scary Visits: Tips on Connecting with Younger Patients
By Margaret L. Conrad, RDH, BS on May 25, 2021

Do you remember your first few dental visits as a child? I do. Vividly. They were painful and I couldn’t wait to get out of the chair. Once, I even bit down on the drill thinking it would...

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Managing the Gagger: How I Overcame Throw-Up
By Margaret L. Conrad, RDH, BS on April 15, 2019

My first “gagger” was my clinic partner in dental hygiene school. You couldn’t even get a mouth mirror in without her gagging and becoming nervous. The first time I performed an exam on her...

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