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How to Stick Up for Yourself: A Guide for People-Pleasing Hygienists
By Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH on May 20, 2021

We teach people how to treat us, whether we mean to or not. Many of us in the healthcare industry love helping others and making a difference. Oftentimes we will allow our desire to please...

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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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Lifestyle, Advice

8 Simple Steps Toward Better Work Habits in 2020
By Lindsay Werremeyer, RDH, BAS on January 10, 2020

Ergonomics. That word. As a practicing dental hygienist of over 10 years, I used to almost scoff at this word. Starting dentistry in my early 20s, this word meant very little to me. I knew...

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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 more...

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How-To, Patient Care, Advice

4 Ways to Squeeze in OHE During a Busy Day
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on November 4, 2019

When a hygiene day gets busy and time gets short, some things have to give … and usually the first thing to go is oral hygiene education, or OHE.But, in reality, OHE is one of the most...

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How-To, Advice

Simple Tips for a Smooth Hygiene Appointment
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on October 18, 2019

We’ve all had tricky days in the dental office. Looking for simple tricks to help your day go a bit better and keep your schedule on track (well, at least as much as you can)? Here are a...

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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, 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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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 potential...

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