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I Am a Dental Hygienist

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Dental

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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was on written approved unpaid bereavement leave for the sudden death of my brother, my office manager screwed up on getting a substitute hygienist for my schedule and texted me...
    screwedrdh64 screwedrdh64 51-55, F 15 hrs ago

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    Indian dentists are really well known for their competency hence a lot of people from foreign countries also travel to India to get great dental service. And in addition to great...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Getting an Annual Dental Checkup is necessary for everyone, whether you have an existing dental problem or not. Dr. Robert T. Hoyle, DDS, PA can check for those oral problems which...
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    Hmm....since the blog is gone, maybe I should just start posting everything in here? I can't post everything like I used to in my blog though. ANYONE can see this. The blog allowed...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    A dental filling can be a type of restorative dentistry procedure accustomed to fix minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or if not destroyed surfaces from the teeth.Inside...
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    Dental filling resources, which consist of composite, porcelain and silver amalgam, may very well be accustomed to even out tooth surfaces for far better biting or chewing.The...
    Joshua2973ooo2 Joshua2973ooo2 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A dental filling can be a type of restorative dentistry procedure utilized to mend nominal tooth fractures, tooth decay or or else damaged surfaces of the teeth.Interior structures...
    Joshua2973ooo2 Joshua2973ooo2 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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    I'm a menace, a dentist, an oral hygienist Open your mouth for about four or five minutes Take a little bit of this fluoride rinse Swish but don't spit it Swallow when I...
    YouKnowWho15 YouKnowWho15 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I got my wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning. I got to the surgeon's office, we went through what they were going to do, I watched a video with my "driver" which would be my dad...
    Melodydy Melodydy 22-25, F a week ago

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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    With latest swiss technology everyone can get fixed teeth in 3 days without cut; no bone grafting ; no waiting This technique is specially for senior citizens ; diabetic patients...
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