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I Am a Dental Hygienist

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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 2 Responses Nov 17, 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 3 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Dental

    Does anyone know of any dentist hiring in Gwinnett County,Georgia?
    caseyd caseyd 41-45 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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    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 2 Responses Jan 31

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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 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 9, 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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    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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    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 11 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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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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    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 3 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Dental hygiene is not too bad but I do have back and neck pain. I am starting with a new office next week after thirteen years with my current. Just a bit nervous. Thought about...
    jnoga jnoga 31-35, F Jul 2

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    I had my teeth cleaned a couple weeks ago and the dental hygienist suggested I see a specialist about my crown. She suggested a nearby endodontist that had just opened and used...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M a week ago

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    At present, concerning designer these kinds of ideas, much of our opinions might to start with look into Givenchy product. Givenchy product contains infiltrated much of our world...
    replicachanel replicachanel 22-25, M Jul 4

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    im getting dental work im having 10 fillings 4 teeth pulled and 3 caps im being sedated with iv sedation and lauging gas im also being restrained on a dental restraint will I be ok...
    goodnites32 goodnites32 22-25, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've recently had a few molars extracted and one wasn't exactly a good experience. I have no dental and it seems like my dental problems just keep piling up. I feel ugly, hopeless...
    jakobe1987 jakobe1987 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I was 13 years old. My dads fiance had taken me shopping for school clothes. In the car on the way back home I was so excited about my clothes I decided to call my mom and tell her...
    brynnaquintana brynnaquintana 18-21, F Jun 22

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    Jianhong: Italy Su died cowardly abandoned dental treatment other psychological problems25 am, the Brazilian World Cup Group FIFA 14 Coins C and Group D finale ends fourth world...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jun 24

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    I joined this recently and it's been working out great! I thought I'd share and help other people get involved and start getting some more cash to help out. I know times are tough...
    MCAMemberJazz MCAMemberJazz 18-21, M Jun 30

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    I joined this recently and it's been working out great! I thought I'd share and help other people get involved and start getting some more cash to help out. I know times are tough...
    MCAMemberJazz MCAMemberJazz 18-21, M Jun 30

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    Mahatma Gandhi was a frail man who walked barefoot everywhere and had poor dental hygiene. Which, I suppose, would make him a... ahem... super-fragile calloused mystic, hexed with...
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I've recently had a few bad molars extracted and it's made me feel like a different person. I'm not my goofy self. I can't barely look in the mirror. I have more dental work that...
    jakobe1987 jakobe1987 26-30, F Jul 1

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    1. I am in love with elephants! Anything elephant is mine. 2. I am a virgin , I believe in waiting for the right one. 3. I am a huge dork. Even though I may be older , I still...
    DentalNexus DentalNexus 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Hi :) I'm 18 years old and I've never had a boyfriend. I wanted to write down my feelings because I've heard putting down your thoughts makes a difference. So here we go : My...
    IncognitoConundrum IncognitoConundrum 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Q: Where does the dentist get his gas? A: At the filling station Q: Why was the man arrested for looking at sets of dentures in a dentist's window? A: Because it was against...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 4

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    I'm divorced, completely broke, I don't own a car, both parents passed recently, my son hasn't spoken to me in 5 years, I have health problems, my 3 siblings n I don't speak...
    WoutHelpDec14ImThur WoutHelpDec14ImThur 56-60, F 11 Responses Jul 6

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    Today's counseling was interesting. My wife jumped in and said she wanted to respond to a question from last week. The counselor had asked her if she felt unloveable because she...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 17 Responses Jul 6

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    I had a gum graft 3 days ago and wanted to share my experience as there are a lot of horror stories posted on the internet about this procedure. I had some anxiety going into it...
    lra0906 lra0906 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Define of Electronic cigarettes Electronic cigarettes named virtual cigarettes, e cig atomizers wholesale, it has the same appearance as cigarettes, and approximate the taste of...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's really weird: I get queasy at the sight of blood, feel faint at the thoughts of having an injection, get paralysed with fear when I have to have dental treatment but when it...
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Experinced dental Papoose Boards
    goodnites32 goodnites32 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ugh idk what career I wanna do.. I was thinking of being a dental asst, but I'm not too sure anymore.. Decisions... Decisions 😕😐
    Litebriite Litebriite 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    have been strapped down for dental work have you ever been strapped down
    goodnites32 goodnites32 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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