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Updated 2 days ago

NERB Local Anesthesia Exam - 1062 Replies

QUOTE who="SuzyZee in Carmel, Indiana"]Math calculation answers: The patient you are treating is a 30 year old healthy female. The patient weighs...


Updated 3 days ago

Dental Hygiene Boards/ Patient - 135 Replies

Hey Nicole, yes, I've just completed that course last month. I should definitely send it into WREB just in case my pt wants LA on the day of. Do you...


Updated 4 days ago

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

3 weeks ago, during my regular cleaning, I was told my rear right tooth had a deep pocket of 7mm. The last time it was checked about a year earlier,...

still retired

Updated 4 days ago

Difficulty of Dental Hygiene programs - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="certifiedguygienist in Pekin, Illinois"]Wow. You're as dumb as you sound. I'm surprised you made it to graduate school with that...

still retired

Updated 5 days ago

30 minute recall patients... Is it even possible? - 31 Replies

[QUOTE who="exp in Massachusetts"]No...unless they and you are on time , updated medical and other at desk and recall appointment done by front desk...


Updated 6 days ago

Science - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="trevbeck07@*****.*** in Mankato, Minnesota"]Once you get into the program, are the classes very science based or more focused on the...


Updated 7 days ago

Tips on passing the clinical exam - 84 Replies

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Updated 9 days ago

Can dental Hygienist open their own practice? - 68 Replies

[QUOTE who="Malisa"]What about Texas? Ive been a RDA for 13 years..Fixing to start Dental Hygiene in the Fall... Do you known if Texas will allow...


Updated 9 days ago

Should I get an Associate's or a Bachelor's for Dental Hygiene? - 220 Replies

[QUOTE who="Holly in Greenville, North Carolina"]I want to go to school for Dental Hygiene, the only thing I am unsure of now is how to go about...

RDA Grad

Updated 11 days ago

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

I will be starting in VA and I am hoping for 15+ an hour fulltime with benefits. our average salary is anywhere from 30,000-51,000 for a dental...


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.


Updated 22 days ago

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

Usually they have a booklet of information at the Dental Board of each state to learn , review, memorize*. CA, is one of the state's ( along with...


Updated 29 days ago

Concorde Career College - 515 Replies

I am currently on a deployment. I am a member of the US Army. I am interested in attending Concorde's dental hygiene program next year. I was told...


Updated 1 month ago

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy . Job - 7 Replies

I am currently a hygienist in Maryland. I have heard a little bit about myofunctional therapy, but do not know what the actual schooling is for it or...


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 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Vergine in North York, Ontario

Updated 1 month ago

foreign trained dentists - 1068 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...

Amy in New Mexico

Updated 1 month ago

Does anyone actually like being a Dental Hygienist? - 119 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...

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...

VFK in Tempe, Arizona

Updated 1 month ago

Local Anesthesia Course in AZ - 3 Replies

Hey,I recently move to Phoenix from a state that did not allow hygienists to deliver local anesthesia. I am having a difficult time finding a hygiene...

litawinn454 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 2 months ago

Should I go into Dental Hygiene in Southern California? - 9 Replies

I have been reading a lot of the posts on this forum about Dental Hygiene careers and see that you all have been having trouble finding jobs all...

YOYOflosser in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Updated 2 months ago

Debridement (D4355) SRP (D4342 & D4341) and Prophy (D1110) Questions - 21 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,...

OC hygienist in Westminster, California

California dental hygiene local anesthesia for board patients

Hi everyone, I am a registered dental hygienist in California. For those of you who are moving to California and taking your WREB exam and need to...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

Should I persue a career in Dental Hygiene? - 1 Reply

I am currently taking prerequisites at the local community college to try and get into the Dental Hygiene program, I've always loved going to be...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

Dental hygiene acceptance - 2 Replies

Hello. I'm currently taking my prereqs to become a dental hygienist. I know it's a competitive field. I just wanted some input from some of the...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 2 months ago

Dentalhygine to become dentist - 1 Reply

Hey guys, I am 24 and work full time bartending, and just recently got accepted into the dental hygiene program in my area, and I intend on...

Shan in El Dorado Hills, California

Updated 2 months ago

Western Career College vs. Sacramento City College - 127 Replies

I am new to the board and have been reading the posts for the past few days. VERY HELPFUL thank you everyone! I am learning so much about the dental...

Melb in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Updated 2 months ago

Is it worth it to become a dental hygienist? - 8 Replies

I have a BS in biology and am currently attending my first semester for a master's (as a non-matriculated student) in biomedical sciences. My...

Anonymous in Kingman, Arizona

Pto time request

The company I currently work for is considered a corporation, although a fairly new one. They are asking I give three months notice for requesting...

Mbssmilecoach@*****.*** in Chicago, Illinois

LA study guide

Suzie, could you please send me the study guide that you so graciously have put together for us fellow hygienists? I would truly appreciate it!...

Michael H in Mercer Island, Washington

Updated 3 months ago

Can I as a hyginest refuse to take a patient's x-ray - 19 Replies

If the patient is pregnant, can I refuse to take the patient's x-ray or I am mandated to take the x-ray if the doctor tells me to take it. Where does...

Moe in Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Relocating as a hygienist - 14 Replies

I just got accepted into dental hygiene school in Houston, Texas. I am very excited and will start this August. I was disappointed, though,...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago

Dental Hygienist..Help!! - 4 Replies

Im 17 and im takin classes to get my Ged i would love to become a Dental Hygienist,but im not sure how hard its guna be because all im going to have...

lise in Calgary, Alberta

Updated 4 months ago

A Plus Institute - 10 Replies

I have been accepted into A Plus Institute but doubting it since the program coordinator not answering one of my questions that I have e-mailed her...

Lsr in Norcross, Georgia

Hygiene school

I'm wondering if someone can help me out here, I'm going to school, private school, and I just started clinic and we were told that the school had...

Doaa in Richmond, California

Updated 4 months ago

California Clinical Boards Patient - 292 Replies

Are there any dental hygienists out there who know where I can get a boards patient? I am willing to pay for a reliable patient. I graduated from...

Wandering in Rexburg, Idaho

Cold Sores-Big deal or no problem?

I'm a student working on a project that involves cold sores and how they affect dentists and hygienists and I need some opinions. How big of a deal...

Jennm30 in Maryland

Updated 4 months ago

Proffesionalism in Dental Hygiene Schools - 27 Replies

Hi!I am currently a student in a dental hygiene program in Baltimore, Maryland and I am having a very difficult time with the faculty in my school....

nlw315 in Tustin, California

Updated 4 months ago

USA RDH moving to Australia,please help - 2 Replies

Hello!I need help with getting RDH license in Australia.My husband got job offer and it means I ll have workvisa too.I found from Australia RDH board...

drmcard in Miami, Florida

Updated 4 months ago

Florida dental hygiene: Computer simulated exam - 386 Replies

Taking clinical exam in December, but still need to take the CSE and law exam. Can anyone tell me how to study for the CSE. Contacted NERB and...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 5 months ago

Hustle Dental Offices - 2 Replies

Has anyone else noticed there are a certain number of dental offices that don't want you to actually clean the patients teeth, because most people...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 5 months ago

How long to wait after prophy to SRP?! - 2 Replies

This mainly applies to existing patients at a practice. Say you're seeing a patient for his/her 6mrc and they end up needing SRP. Typically, I will...

cmcsky12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Updated 5 months ago


I was looking in our Albuquerque Journal and found a job opening for PIMA Medical Institute for a dental hygiene instructor with a minumum of a BSDH...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 5 months ago

17 Year Old Planning to be a Dental Hygienist - 12 Replies

I am planning to be a Dental Hygienist when I graduate high school and I am going out of my mind with questions! Answers please! 1. What is a...

KIngram in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Updated 5 months ago

Should I or should I not? - 96 Replies

i am in school full time and finishing my pre reqs for alot of programs. I know for sure that i want to be in the medical field but am not sure...

navi in Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated 5 months ago

A Canadian writing the American DH Boards - 5 Replies

Has any Canadian written the American DH boards? I just found out that there are 5 exams. Does anyone know the process? Do i have to contact a...

Melanie in Bronx, New York

Nerb local anesthesia exam

Hi Suzy~ can you send me the study guide everyone is talking about? I would really appreciate it. My email is

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 5 months ago

Should I go to NYU Dental Hygiene school? - 1 Reply

I have to decide in like 2 days, but considering that I will be receiving a second Bachelors in 2.5 years (I already graduated from a top-tier UC...

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