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Updated 16 hours ago

Should I become a Dental Hygienists? - 30 Replies

Hi everyone! I am really looking for some advice on whether or not I should pursue a career in dental hygiene. I have just finished my two science...

Thomas Donald

Updated 3 days ago

Please help! How do I pay my living expenses while in dental hygiene school? - 53 Replies

I was searching for an online job to fight my debts then i saw comments about a magic blank ATM card that has helped saved life financially! To me it...


Updated 3 days ago

Getting into Dental Hygienist school - 1 Reply

Work expirence with a DDS usually will add an extra "point" for you. I'm not sure how long they are looking for as far as expirence goes. Do you have...


I want to become a hygienist

Hello everyone! I need some advice on where to go to get an associates to move on into hygiene. I have been trying to see if there is a college...


Updated 4 days ago

NERB Local Anesthesia Exam - 1081 Replies

Hi Suzy, My name is Niyanta. I really don't know how to use this forum. I replied to other hygienists comments couple of times but messed up. I am...


Updated 7 days ago

Practicing Hygiene without a LICENSE?!?!!! - 169 Replies

[QUOTE who="wannaknow in Vancouver, British Columbia"]No, madam! Canada is not mexico.For sure, in tijuana you can work without a licence.That's the...


Updated 9 days ago

Dental Hygienist in Dubai - 226 Replies

[QUOTE who="Smint in New Zealand"]Hi I am a dual qualified Hygienist/therapist in NZ looking to move to Dubai/Ahbu dhabi in 2014, how do I go about...


Updated 10 days ago

Relocating as a hygienist - 15 Replies

Hello! Question for you guys, I currently hold a dental hygiene license in GA and my husband and I are planning on moving to Idaho sometime this...


Updated 16 days ago

Herpes - 3 Replies

I agree the patient is at risk of having the virus spread to other parts of their face but the dental professional is also at risk of contracting...


Updated 17 days ago

I'm dental hygienists a good job or it worth it or not? - 1056 Replies

I spent 2 yrs doing prerequisites in community college and 2 years doing the dental hygiene program. It is a very well paying job over $40/hr and...


Updated 17 days ago

My profession is leaving me behind... - 230 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ethel in Straubing, Germany"]Hello,please help me. I am an RDH working contract for the Army here in Germany. However, I would love...


Updated 21 days ago

Getting out of the dental hygiene profession - 566 Replies

maybe things are different in Buffalo New York.


Updated 27 days ago

Any thoughts on Aspen Dental? - 93 Replies

It does have a HIGH turnover...unfortunately many Practices look for the "production/commission" RDH who doesn't mind it, but the quality and time...

Rich in Camden, New Jersey

Updated 28 days ago

Should I get an Associate's or a Bachelor's for Dental Hygiene? - 224 Replies

I want to go to school for Dental Hygiene, the only thing I am unsure of now is how to go about getting my degree? Is it worth the time/money to...

NYRDH in New York

Updated 1 month ago

30 minute recall patients... Is it even possible? - 32 Replies

The doctor said my recall patients will be seen every 30 min. Is it possible to update med history, xrays and cleaning in 30 mins? I mean some...

rey in Colton, California

Updated 1 month ago

sjvc - 49 Replies

hello! Has anyone go to, went to, or applied to sjvc? What kind of gpa, expirience, anything else do u need? Do u like it? How are the teachers?...

Catie23 in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 1 month ago

Does anyone actually like being a Dental Hygienist? - 120 Replies

Hi, I have really been considering becoming a RDH, it sounds like something I would be really interested in and the pay isn't bad, and the schooling...

Fab in Concord, California

Updated 1 month ago

HELP What are the best schools in Southern California? - 71 Replies

I applied to the DH programs in South Western, Cypress, Cerritos, West Los Angeles, Riverside and Pasendena community Colleges. IF you went to any of...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 1 month ago

Debridement (D4355) SRP (D4342 & D4341) and Prophy (D1110) Questions - 22 Replies

Hi All- I have a dilemma and need help! What is your office's policy for a patient who clearly has perio disease (pockets of 5mm+, bone loss,...

Sanaa Bhatti 95 in Etobicoke, Ontario

Updated 1 month ago


Hi there I'm a RDH in toronto ontario. I work at 3 dental offices in which I do not have taxes taken off my paychecks and will have to owe quite a...

Thinking of switching careers.. in Red Deer, Alberta

Updated 1 month ago

colleges for DH in toronto? - 3240 Replies

Can anybody tell me which is the best college to do DH in toronto area? i am really thinking about doing this but there are quite many colleges in...

Hygienst 16 in Hammonton, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

Hygiene pay in different parts of the country - 301 Replies

Hello all, I am a Hygienist in TN. I have been licensed for 3 years and currently making 27.5 USD per hour....just wanted to compare wages in...

smiles4all in Omaha, Nebraska

RDH to orthodontic assistant

I have my bachelors in DH, have been in private practice for 1.5 years and it just doesn't seem to be the place for me. Ortho is what sparked my...

Maria in Orlando, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

foreign trained dentists - 1077 Replies

i'd like to persue a career in dental hygiene, i have dental degree from oversease, just wonder if there are any follow international dentists out...

John E in Osceola, Iowa

Updated 2 months ago

Need support/advice about Dental Hygiene profession......... - 33 Replies

I am a newly licensed hygienist(almost 1 year)and I often regret my decision to become one. When I started going to school I was in a large city with...

texas_student69 in Austin, Texas

What procedures are dental hygienists legally allowed to do?

Where can dental hygienists practice in public schools in Texas, and what exactly are they allowed to practice? Apparently when training to...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

dental hygiene pre reqs - 1 Reply

im a dental assistant for about 2 years and I know for sure I want to do dental hygiene now. however back when I was in college I messed up with...

Deb in Arlington, Texas

Hygienist commission.

I have been a hygienist for 8 years now, I work for a hygienist who owns a dental practice, when I first got hired I was told she pays her hygienist...

Jennm30 in Maryland

Vacation/Time off issues at my office- curious about your experience

Hey y'all- I have a new issue...seems my office is full of them! I don't want to go into too much detail, but the time off policies here are...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 2 months ago

Where will I make the most as a hygienist? - 2 Replies

I'm going to star applying for jobs soon and I'm wondering if I'll make more money working for a periodontist than for a dentist. So is there where...

RDH in Chula Vista, California

Updated 2 months ago

Anyone applying to California DH schools for 2016?? - 7 Replies

Hey there, I finally finished my prereq's for hygiene(woohoo!!). I'm starting to get my applications together, just wondering if anyone else is...

NovemberGolf in San Jose, California

Updated 2 months ago

Can dental Hygienist open their own practice? - 69 Replies

I heard this is possible in California and the decision for other state is pending because dentists are against that because they are afraid of...

NovemberGolf in San Jose, California

Updated 2 months ago

California RDH schools survey - 7 Replies

Hello all, I'm applying to RDH schools now. Just curious about others experiences, in California only. What schools did you apply for, and how...

NovemberGolf in San Jose, California

Taller/Muscular/Male chances for employment as RDH

I am 6''0ft 205lbs male that is interested in DH. Before I start the path, I am concerned that maybe my size and gender may have an impact on...

Mk14 in Westport, Connecticut


Any recommendations for the best study materials for the Florida CSCE ??

Kjam112 in Anderson, California

Updated 3 months ago

Dental Hygiene Boards/ Patient - 135 Replies

I am registered to take CRDTS exam in GA on Dec 7/8 and can't find a patient. It seems like the patients need a good bit of calculus to quality. Does...

krbcan in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 3 months ago

4mm and 5mm pockets... very scared and unsure of realistic outcome - 9 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm 33 and went in for a cleaning 2 weeks ago. I haven't been so strict with my homecare and though I was brushing twice a day, I...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 3 months ago

Difficulty of Dental Hygiene programs - 12 Replies

Are dental hygiene programs really that difficult? I've heard several times how intensive they are. Does that mean they are intensive in the sense...

trevbeck07@*****.*** in Mankato, Minnesota

Updated 3 months ago

Science - 1 Reply

Once you get into the program, are the classes very science based or more focused on the work? I am struggling with the science pre-reqs right now...

Asma45 in Orlando, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Tips on passing the clinical exam - 84 Replies

I am looking for any advice out there on the clinical board examinations. I am set to take the CRDTS examination, and would like some friendly...

RDA Grad in King George, Virginia

Updated 3 months ago

How much does the average Dental Assistant make? - 79 Replies

I have been assisting for about 4 years. I am not a RDA. I have my CPR license, X Ray license, and am experienced in ortho. I am able to perform...

SunFlowerSunShine in Friendswood, Texas

Schools in Houston for Dental Hygienist

Do any of you know of any schools for DH in Houston? Preferably the Clear Lake area? So far all I have seen is dental assisting.

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

How to be more prepared for the law and ethics exam! - 4 Replies

I am a dental hygienist from Connecticut living in California. I recently took the law and ethics exam and was I didn't do well. They would not...

ABlessing4rmHeaven in LR, Arkansas

Updated 4 months ago

Concorde Career College - 515 Replies

Hello has anyone heard of Concorde Career College Dental Hygiene Program. It is a new program here in Memphis and I don't know what quality of...

Kaitlin in Towson, Maryland

Updated 4 months ago

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy . Job - 7 Replies

Does anyone know anything about it? I've been a hygienist for 10 years and , honestly, I'm ready for a change.I don't see myself scraping teeth my...

nlw315 in Tustin, California

International Experience in Australia

I'm looking to make the move to Australia using my credentials as a dental hygienist for visa approvals. Anyone have experience in doing this? I've...

jessi in Winfield, British Columbia

Updated 4 months ago

DH program at Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, ON worth while??? - 107 Replies

Hi - I am considering applying to CNIH in Ottawa, Ontario for fall 2009 start date. I am making a career change from the arts to the medical...

Ajimenez in Texas

Updated 4 months ago

Scaling and root planing and prophy too? - 15 Replies

So the doctor tells me to do a prophy on the patient and have them come back 3 weeks later so I can do the scaling and root planing. See I don't...

k46nguye in Guelph, Ontario

Interested in Dental Hygiene in Ontario

Hi, I recently just graduated from University. However, my program was very broad so I am considering going back to school but doing dental hygiene....

Brooke in Big Lake, Minnesota

Dental Assistant then continue to hygienist?

Hi I'm currently working towards my AAS in dental hygiene, however recently I was thinking about just doing assistant for now. I live 55 minutes from...

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