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Career

Where Can Your Dental Hygiene Experience Take You?
By Jamie Collins, RDH on July 15, 2021

Dental hygiene is a profession many of us fell in love with. As careers grow and change, it’s not uncommon to want to map out a different path for yourself. It can take many forms, such...

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Career

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...

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Career, Continuing Education

Course Notes: Combatting Professional Burnout in Dental Hygiene
By Young Dental on April 19, 2021

Each week, Young Innovations hosts a free CE course for dental hygienists, covering a variety of topics taught by clinicians from all walks of the profession. Whether you missed the live...

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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...

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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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