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I Am a Dental Hygienist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Dental

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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Growing up i begin to notice that i have bad teeth i do care for them but they still root n root now its my front tooth that is decaying from this happen i cant get to smile like i...
    kimmyb21 kimmyb21 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    hello my name is Kimberly Christie I have lost four of my teeth already I am only 19 yrs. old, I've always brushed them and flossed and used mouthwash, Some people in my family are...
    kimmyb21 kimmyb21 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Godparents sent cash. Did dental paperwork. Spent week at seths.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    After announcing our engagement, my wife-to-be insisted that I got the rest of my teeth pulled, and full dentures fitted in time for our wedding. She didn't want my on-going dental...
    SLD1970 SLD1970 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Dentures could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the development of a new type of dental implant. Although there was nothing wrong with the previous dental implants technology...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My mom.. She had a dental appointment at nine and so I came to her house at eight to take her there.. I just knew she wouldn't be ready anyway.. We didn't even leave her house till...
    PastelLime PastelLime 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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    A toothbrush. I suppose it would be helpful if my toothbrush has multilevel scrub doo-dads and dentist recommended floss type thingamajigs, and perhaps I could choose the soft...
    endlessenvirons endlessenvirons 36-40, M a week ago

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    Knowing my appointment is over run dentist 1130 am 12 25 I went in was told I need a filling but dentist requested I make another appointment has she not got enough time . So I was...
    roastlamb roastlamb 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Delaying root canal treatments are often very painful and affects the roots and nerves. Therefore, this treatment has to be performed at the right time and in the right manner...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F Aug 26

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    Every relationship I've been in has been toxic and unhealthy and I think I've finally figured out why... I am not picky enough. Before you get all crazy on me, hear me out. In the...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I do. But at least the dental assistant was cute af xD ;) lol
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    The girls had their dentist appointments this morning. (No cavities AGAIN by the way - I like to brag about that LOL). M had her treatment and was told not to swallow. Treament...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I seriously think that people with minor dental discrepancies are really cute. Their crossbites and peg laterals are sooo damn adorable to look at, especially when they smile :)
    redpassion91 redpassion91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Just certified for dental hygiene in Canada... I hate looking for jobs. Hate :(
    WintherPrinzessin WintherPrinzessin 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Supplementary cleanings of up to four times per year may be obligatory to make certain that the patient retains healthy gums. Therefore, dentist Mumbai teams guide very effectively...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I wish I could go back in time and take care of my teeth, my mom spoiled me rotten and she let me have a lot of sugar. And when I got older I started to get major depression and...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Hey can anyone recommend me a good storyline anime? Something that doesn't have whiny immature brats for a main character, and doesn't have girls wearing dental floss as clothing...
    Kyuubei Kyuubei 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    It seems I rub people up the wrong way all the time. its like today a colleague returned to work I was so happy to see her back and she looked as rough as sh*t. I think I said to...
    justlilyg justlilyg 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    ever been restrained for medical or dental reasons.........................
    hope1092 hope1092 22-25, M Aug 6

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    • While it may be understood that Dentist mumbai are health care specialists, but they provide various different types of services. • Basic check up • Correction of teeth...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F Aug 6

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    So everyone in this group wants their teeth fixed. What is your issue with your teeth? I am to go & have dental implants done with bone grafting soon and I am curious if anyone...
    1wishfulthinking 1wishfulthinking 41-45, F Aug 5

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    Smile doesn’t come of its own. Teeth are the hidden secrets behind any elegant smile. Sometime we do suffer from problems relating to teeth. The dental implants in India are now...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F Aug 5

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    The day I lost count. It's been a rough week and it's only Wednesday. I went to the dentist managed to get up the twenty odd narrow steps on my crutches with my leg in a splint...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    How to avoid my biggest turn offs 1. Shower well and thoroughly wash with soap including your crack. 2. Floss and brush daily and have professional dental cleanings at least 2x...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Today I had dental surgery for my root canal I can't remember things I did I was on a sleeping pill I'm glad everything went well What sucks is having pain and not being able to...
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