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Michelle Watkins, RDH

Michelle is a dental hygienist with a history working in private practice, public health, education and advocacy.


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 ask...

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Chairside Yoga for the Everyday Hygienist
By Michelle Watkins, RDH on November 28, 2018

First of all, I need to start this whole thing off by stating I am no expert in the art of yoga, nor do I pretend to be. My exposure to yoga has been some participation in various classes,...

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Tiny Tips

Tiny Tips No. 5
By Michelle Watkins, RDH on November 27, 2018

Working in dentistry can be tough, but it doesn't have to be. We've set out to gather the best tips and tricks to help you power through your workday.

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The Importance of Self-Care
By Michelle Watkins, RDH on October 5, 2018

As healthcare professionals, we have signed up for a career of selflessly giving to our patients.

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