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I Am a Dental Hygienist

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    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 Nov 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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 4 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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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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    Related Experiences

    I have had a very difficult time finding a permanent Dental Hygiene job in my area so I have had to find a way to supplement my income. I am able to work 100% at home, from my...
    RDHlallen RDHlallen 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Tooth Loss- Understanding Tooth Loss and Dental Implants What Causes Tooth Loss? There are numerous reasons as to why people lose some, most or all of their teeth. One of the...
    suncitydental suncitydental 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I do. It makes me petrified to go to the dentist now because I am reaching a point where I may need serious dental work. I don't know what to do anymore. I don't even want to go...
    rainbowrsn1 rainbowrsn1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Your personality type: "Individualistic Doer" Quiet and reserved, interested in how and why things work. Excellent skills with mechanical things. Risk-takers who live for the...
    MisanthropicFemale MisanthropicFemale 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    My names Christy I'm 19 I'm engaged I'm NOT interested in talking to pervs on here! I'm going to school to be a dental hygienist. I was born and raised in a small town. I'm...
    Christydawnx3 Christydawnx3 18-21, F Mar 27

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    This is an embarrassing, difficult story to tell, but if I want to smile again, I suppose I need to tell it.I had a beautiful smile once. I was blessed with never needing braces...
    missamazingrae missamazingrae 26-30, F Mar 22

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    You're never too old to go back to school and change your career? Well, I've decided to get into dental assisting. I might go further and be a dentist, but...baby steps. Who doesn...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 13 hrs ago

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    Just how human are you and in what ways? Spiritually human enough to understand that a fellow believer does not just give up seven years of their life for no reason? Spiritual...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Just how human are you and in what ways? Spiritually human enough to understand that a fellow believer does not just give up seven years of their life for no reason? Spiritual...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Personal hygiene The person you care for may be physically or mentally unable to maintain their own personal hygiene. Keeping clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 6

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    Last week, I went to the dentist for my 6 month check up. I enjoy going to the dentist. I always have. The best part of the visit is the clean feeling in my mouth after the...
    Mags2588 Mags2588 26-30, F Apr 4

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    Tips for bulimics NOTE- this list is tips on how to be safe with bulimia, not how to be bulimic. I recognize that there will always be people suffering with bulimia, and I think...
    dancer4444 dancer4444 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I'm tired of my 12 year old stepson. He is rude and stubborn. I asked him to take off his shoes at the door because of all the mud, my 8 year old son said okay Momma and did as I...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I had an accident at a young age where I lost my two front teeth which resulted in loads of dental work and veneers. I'm worried as they are wearing out and I don't know what to do...
    microwaveduck microwaveduck 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Currently I'm dental science student but I don't feel my heart is truly in it. Nowadays I love to stay doing nothing. I don't think I can complete my course. I'm here because of my...
    basundharagurung basundharagurung 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Yesterday morning while l was waiting for my dental appointment l was approached by a tired looking woman with heavy breasts; who told me that she had once worked as a filling...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M Mar 31

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    Hi all, joined to find others that suffer from mercury poisoning from dental amalgams (and maybe dont know it yet), and other like minded people! <3
    awakekiwi awakekiwi 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I am getting my braces put on at the age of 35 on Tuesday the 8th. This is something I have always wanted to do since I was 14 and my parents couldn't afford to get braces for me...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Your personality type: "Social Realist" Warm-hearted, popular and conscientious. Tend to put the needs of others over their own needs. Feel strong sense of responsibility and duty...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My major right now is Kinesiology Health Fitness. It used to be kinesiology athletic training but I couldn't see myself as an athletic trainer. With me I'm not into nursing, dental...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Not people that are actually poor of course. The ones that doesn't have any place to stay or find it difficult just to get a meal a day. Or the ones that are struggling hard on a...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Words can't express all that I'm feeling right now, i spent 2.5 years on this jerk, only for things to repeat. But this time it felt like things were getting better, after I had...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am in excruciating pain. Have been for 3 days now. Ibuprofen no longer works and I can feel the pain spreading to my other teeth. I have a broken molar and no ******* dental...
    shaybaby213 shaybaby213 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Favorable Decision awarded Melindo Persi $21,000.The clothing retailer also lately announced Middlesbrough model Josh Crow, 19, as being the Face of Socialstore.But TOMS Pop...
    mnb1314 mnb1314 26-30, M 3 days ago

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