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I Am a Dental Hygienist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    Best Place To Meet Hiring Dentists Online?

    I have been looking all over for the best places online to post job openings to attract high quality hygienists. To tell you the truth it has been a little frustrating trying to find hygienists that are passionate about what they do, have a professional and POSITIVE attitude...
    DrBhagavatula DrBhagavatula 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    New Gadget

    My dental hygiene friend gave me this new gadget a few weeks ago. I didn't think much of it at first, but am totally in love with it now. It is called Futstrap, or actually  U -with-dots-on-it,   some Euro thing. It is a Foot-strap that goes onto...
    sordh sordh 31-35 Nov 11, 2010

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    Some Patients Really Suck!!!!!!!!

    had a very bad day today!!!!!!!!!!! i had the worst patient ever. i have been seeing her for like 4 years now. she is the most miserable B**** in the world, never nice , friendly or even smile, nothing!!!!! rude but never disrespectful but today she was in rare form. she doesnt...
    mimirdh1 mimirdh1 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    Charlotte, NC RDH. I graduated hygiene school

    in May and received my license in July 2013. I have been looking for a job since then, so around 7 months now. I used to work at an office as an assistant but they haven't heard of anyone hiring and the office I fill in at is keeping there ears open too. I have a list of...
    lbwhite287 lbwhite287 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2014

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    Interview

     Interview experience... NOTE to self: BE prepared. I am working just a few days a week and am looking to add some. So I keep my eyes open for postings online etc. I got a call and an e-mail from an Dental, INC for an interview.  I had a few interviews lately...
    sordh sordh 31-35 1 Response Nov 17, 2010

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    Burn Out

    Hi all fellow hygienist-Fla.   I have been in the dental field for 20 years. I assisted for 10 years, and have been a hygienist ever since. I feel for my fellow hygienist. It seems that todays hygienist deal with alot more than patient care. There are several offices I...
    sueli sueli 36-40, F 10 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Ready To Move On!

    So working as a dental assistant i always looked forward to going into hygiene. The pay, flexibility, and respect. Yea right! I have only been a hygienist for three years and i am really ready to move forward with another career. I have worked as a temp and in permanent positions...
    Quban Quban 22-25 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    Opinions Needed For This Case

    A patient earlier today came into the office with the complaint, "My gums just feel rough to me- they have for about 6 months." I took patient photos today to compare and to get some opinions on what could be causing this condition. Her gingiva (especially buccally...
    jerricapittenger jerricapittenger 22-25, F Oct 29, 2009

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    No Jobs

    I am a RDH and live in Georgia and I have been looking for a job for 6 1/2 YEARS now.I have done two temp jobs and that's been it. I am now deeply depressed and have low self esteem. I just don't understand. I give up!!!!
    navywiferdh navywiferdh 41-45 2 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    Makeup And Facemasks

    This is more for the lady hygienists.  I am having a hard time finding a foundation that doesn't rub off in my face mask.  Has anyone found one that they are very happy with?
    nmashee25 nmashee25 26-30 2 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Opinions Needed For This Case

    A patient earlier today came into the office with the complaint, "My gums just feel rough to me- they have for about 6 months." I took patient photos today to compare and to get some opinions on what could be causing this condition. Her gingiva (especially buccally...
    jerricapittenger jerricapittenger 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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    Loss Of Confidence....

      I have recently been at my current practice for 4 years, I am the "gentle" hygienist. I use to think this was a compliment but we have hired someone that I actually recommended and she is rougher than I am. The dentist is starting to lose faith in me little by little...
    480lynn 480lynn 22-25 3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Over Dental Hygiene

    I graduated hygiene school with such high hopes and delusions about my future. I couldn't wait to get to work and start making what I thought was a great paycheck. My first few jobs were pretty good, but the recurring theme is no paid time off (no sick pay, no health insurance...
    sickofdental sickofdental 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    Dental

    Does anyone know of any dentist hiring in Gwinnett County,Georgia?
    caseyd caseyd 41-45 Jan 3, 2011

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    Need A Job

    I have been looking for a job for 7 months and have tried internet and nothing is out there.
    caseyd caseyd 41-45 2 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Rdh & Neuromuscular Trauma

    Hi all, I've been an RDH since 1993. I have always loved being a hygienist and caring for patients. It has been a wonderful career up until this past year. I have had two spine/neck surgeries this year, one which included a spinal fusion in my neck. I now have a titanium...
    iamRDH iamRDH 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2012

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    What Causes Tooth Loss?

    There are numerous reasons as to why people lose some, most or all of their teeth. One of the most common reasons is a blend of poor dietary habits and poor oral hygiene.Dental specialists recommend that individuals from young kids to adults brush and floss their teeth at least...
    suncitydental suncitydental 26-30, F Apr 5, 2014

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    I have a pretty normal conventional life. My past is really murky and haunts me though. I have made many mistakes because I am emotional. I hate fake people and attention seeking...
    Lilykins22 Lilykins22 26-30, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    But I love the hygienists! I am going to a new dentists and my hygienists is very cute! I was flirting with her and she would blush beet red!!
    Jbacon62 Jbacon62 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    REASONS why it's so hard to solve a Red neck murder case: 1) All DNA match 2) There's no dental record. -unkown
    TennesseeWhiskey TennesseeWhiskey 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I’ve been friends with benefits with this guy, recently, whom I’ve noticed weird things about. But then again I might be paranoid, and it’s all fine. First red flag: We...
    Masquerade91 Masquerade91 22-25, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never want to have children. For some people it seems like an impossible concept that a female does not to mother children. It is an individual choice, some women want to have...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 1

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    As I progress in life I realize with God I am nothing. I started to go to church and now my life is changing. I been through up and down. I was diagnosed with heart condition. I...
    tiquinha1 tiquinha1 26-30, F Jan 28

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    As I progress in life I realize with God I am nothing. I started to go to church and now my life is changing. I been through up and down. I was diagnosed with heart condition. I...
    tiquinha1 tiquinha1 26-30, F Jan 28

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    Done with college. Fucken finally :')
    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Having Trouble With Dental Care? Check Out These Tips! Does the thought of going to a dentist make you nervous? Do you ignore your toothaches in the side that doesn't hurt you...
    dentalcareu dentalcareu 22-25, M Jan 28

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    i have autism i think i know i need dentist work but having issuses finding a good dentist
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    my dentist story is as a kid i had lots of dentist work i got strapped down, i got sedation, i got laughing gas, i had a mouth prop used, as a teen i had more dentist work i was...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Jan 27

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    I love looking up at the sky looking into the 9 worlds and even further. It makes you realize that all these self important people who "claim" authority over you on this rock we...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jan 27

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    This blond called off work she said she shot off her finder boss asked her how she replyed I was trying to comit suaside boss is like by shooting off your finger she said no I was...
    111Adamjoseph 111Adamjoseph 41-45, M Jan 26

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    i have autism, adhd, ocd, speech issuses, im learning disbled i rode on a special needs bus as a kid i was put in a harness before , i been strapped down for medical and dental...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Jan 26

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    7 dental dams walk into a bar. The bartender says "We don't serve dental dams here" With shock in their voice the dental say... . . . . . "Hold Your Tongue!!!"
    TruthSpeaks71 TruthSpeaks71 41-45 Jan 23

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    I was in another town couple of months ago. I saw a black woman at her mid or late thirties, no theeth. With false dental records and photo op.. became NY city $10.00 BD whole of...
    MrsBarnyardben MrsBarnyardben 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    13 years ago I had dental implants put in my jaw. The 1st pictures if of the implants after they had worked their way thru my jawbone. The 2nd picture is where they cut me to put...
    Jdam4760 Jdam4760 51-55, F Jan 19

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    Key phrases and phrases may seem fundamental, however, many individuals have no idea what connected together, in addition to putting these to use well. For nearly any word which...
    vagarland65 vagarland65 36-40, M Jan 15

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    almost all teeth on the upper rt side n broken n I have to get a bunch pulled before I can get an upper plate. -makes me feel insecure
    jewwlie jewwlie 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Im an accountant. I barely make ends meet to provide for my family. We usually have to eat mac n cheese, chicken nuggets, or bologne sandwiches for meals because of our mounding...
    BEHINDxTHExROPES BEHINDxTHExROPES 31-35, M Jan 11

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    - I'm actually still 15 but I changed my age because I was bored. - my birthday is May 14th - ^ I almost forgot my own birthday and put 15th - I hate regular bacon bc of all...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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