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Updated 2 days ago

NERB Local Anesthesia Exam - 1023 Replies

[QUOTE who="Amy Lee in Greenwood, Indiana"]Not bad. A lot of questions were verbatim from the forum. I took the class in Sept. I only studied for 2...


Updated 3 days ago

Relocating as a hygienist - 14 Replies

Hey!! I have a question for you guys and hopefully you can help! I am currently living in Florida, and really want to become a dental hygienist. In...


Updated 4 days ago

Does anyone actually like being a Dental Hygienist? - 117 Replies

[QUOTE who="itslikethis in Brampton, Ontario"]Having been a Dental Hygienist for 18 years I would highly not recommend this 'job' to anyone because...


Updated 4 days ago

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

Hi I recently graduated from college and immediately got offered a job at 9.50. I feel like that's a real low ball offer considering the amount of...

Healthy smiles

Updated 6 days ago

Tips on passing the clinical exam - 80 Replies

Thank you Amanda


Updated 12 days ago

Should I get an Associate's or a Bachelor's for Dental Hygiene? - 218 Replies

[QUOTE who="rhonda in Sunbury, Ohio"]Sorry to hear about that! Most hygienist I know are hourly...W/ new grads making $28-32..and exp...$32-$35...The...


Updated 12 days ago

Dental Hygienist..Help!! - 4 Replies

Not a field of opportunity now, rather a hard to find ppt job. RDH 's are a dime a dozen now. Each job you see online has numerous resumes. As they...


Updated 16 days ago

foreign trained dentists - 1064 Replies

Hi, i am a foreign trained dentist. I want to know about the course contents for dental hygienist and anyone who is going to give NBDHE this year in...


Updated 23 days ago

Dental Hygiene Boards/ Patient - 128 Replies

Hello!! I am taking my practical board in August. However I live in miami and I'm taking it in gainsville. This is my second time, the first one I...


Updated 1 month ago

A Plus Institute - 10 Replies

My advice is never go to Aplus it is true that they care only about money and also some really bizzard were going on like some students had the...


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...


Updated 1 month ago

Is it worth it to become a dental hygienist? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nichol in Terre Haute, Indiana"]I can't see the other previous comments but, why so much? It takes 2 years and $10,000 to be a hygienist...


Updated 1 month ago

California Clinical Boards Patient - 292 Replies

Hi There! I am just graduated from Dental Hygiene School at Chabot College in Hayward and am looking for a boards patient. I will be taking my exam...


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...


Updated 1 month ago

Proffesionalism in Dental Hygiene Schools - 27 Replies

[QUOTE who="Xtina28 in Baltimore, Maryland"]JENN, I hope you can still read this. I was dismissed also from the dental hygiene program. I am SO happy...


Updated 1 month ago

Local Anesthesia Course in AZ - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="danalourdh in Mesa, Arizona"]I went to Phoenix College and strongly recommend their local anesthesia course, however, if you are needing...


Updated 1 month ago

USA RDH moving to Australia,please help - 2 Replies

Did you end up transferring? I'm potentially in the same situation. Let me know how you made out! Good luck


Updated 1 month ago

Florida dental hygiene: Computer simulated exam - 386 Replies

does anyone have the dentaltease florida law review or jane RDH law review? PLease help... Thank you


Updated 2 months ago

Hustle Dental Offices - 2 Replies

This is the reality and unethical...but it is true in SO MANY OFFICES...also, I find the lack of decent instruments in wonder HOW they can...

still retired

Updated 2 months ago

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

Yep, insurance companies should be held accountable for the wait time and the health of the patient. Most perio is considered MAJOR, so your patients...


Updated 2 months ago


The majority has some negative comments in regards to Pima and the DH field. The most current review is 7 months ago. Can someone direct me to a site...


Updated 2 months ago

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

[QUOTE who="IwillBEme4U in Tulsa, Oklahoma"]Thank you for your comment. I really have no back up plan as this is the only thing I really want to do....


Updated 2 months ago

Can dental Hygienist open their own practice? - 67 Replies

I know what a great RDH practice would cover for local dentists in Ct.. I get the connection between what I do and restoration, surgical and perio.....


Updated 2 months ago

Should I or should I not? - 96 Replies

I'm a full time student right now taking my prerequisites as well. I just want to complete a two-year program that will allow me to move out my...


Updated 2 months ago

A Canadian writing the American DH Boards - 5 Replies

I am going through the same process, writing my board exam in December. If you have been practicing for over 5 years you are able to apply by...


Updated 2 months ago

Nerb local anesthesia exam - 16 Replies

Hi Suzy! Taking my test at the end of the month and heard your review is amazing! Looking forward to hearing from you and doing my part in...


Updated 2 months ago

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

No, The DH field is oversaturated , not worth the cost for a job that for many is nonexistent and ot backstabbing to get. I would recommend DA or...


NYU vs USC vs West LA Dental Hygiene

Hello, Which one is better..NYU and USC $150K+, West LA $25K. NYU and USC better reputation, more jobs? West college...


Updated 2 months ago


[QUOTE who="lpski9 in Downers Grove, Illinois"]What do you mean training as a DA?[/QUOTE] DA, Dental Assistant...they tend to have regular , set...


Updated 3 months ago

Getting out of the dental hygiene profession - 552 Replies

I am SO confused, because I see people who are successful have been with the office 20+ years and many negative comments about DH on here saying DONT...

still retired

Updated 3 months ago

Concorde Career College - 512 Replies

[QUOTE who="Smiles in San Antonio, Texas"]All I can say to you is that the market is flooded in San Antonio. Why on earth would you want to go to...


Updated 3 months ago

Moving to Canada.. Canadian Board Exam Study Guide? - 23 Replies

I thought I lost this thread, sorry for the late reply. I will email you more info.


Updated 3 months ago

Dental Hygiene instead of Dental School? (wanted a fresh perspective) - 1 Reply

Go for DA training...less cost, more likely to find set regular employment/days with benefits...DH field is oversaturated, costs a lot and the...


Updated 3 months ago

Southern California Unemployed Dental Hygienist - 23 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dentalist in Newark, New Jersey"]I'm from California and was debating on going back to undergrad to dental hygiene school or stay in the...


Please advise me

I wanted to take up Biology then Dental school but I'm thinking what if I don't get accepted at the Dental school right away? What kind of job am I...



Would a patient who has not had a cleaning in 3 year but has brushes twice a day and uses baking soda and mouth rinse but flossing once a week be...


Updated 3 months ago

California RDH schools survey - 3 Replies

Thanks for your response! This is my first year applying and I've applied to SRJC as well. I have not heard back from them yet. The other schools...


Updated 3 months ago

What Is The Wage Per Hour In Lethbridge Alberta??? - 1391 Replies

[QUOTE who="shelly in Calgary, Alberta"]Yes, the price of scaling is not going down in Alberta. Therefore the wages of Hygienists are not going down...

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i want study dental hygienist in orlando, florida!!

Hello!! Some can tell me if is to hard study dental hygienist in orlando? Im living in ny now and i want to move to florida!! Tell me about the...

dental hyg23

Updated 3 months ago

Hygiene Degree - 637 Replies

Hi i wanto to move to orlando, florida and i wanto to study dental hygienist, now im dental assistant! But i want to know if is the program is to...


Updated 3 months ago

Dental hygiene - 1 Reply

It's on this site....just scroll through the here


Dental hygiene school being an international student

Hi! I'm right now 35 years old guy from Venezuela and I want a real change on my life,I'm planning to study DH in the US, Canada or Australia, do you...

Feeling Defeated & Heartbroken.

Updated 4 months ago

African American Hygienists - 27 Replies

If you're NOT BLACK then you probably won't see it. Most offices online vacancies ASK you to SUBMIT a PHOTO with your application. Dental...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 4 months ago

Negative Enviroment - 1 Reply

I've temped in a lot of dental offices, waiting for the right fit. I've seen so often people I work with, whether it's dentists, other hygienists,...

sandy in London, United Kingdom

Updated 4 months ago

canadian hygienist wants to move to uk - 2 Replies

i am a registered hygienist in canada and desperately want to work in the uk. are there any jobs? (the job market in ontario is saturated, at lease...

Nicole in Santa Ana, California

Updated 4 months ago

What's the best private college for DH in Toronto?!?! - 1 Reply

Please help me to find the right school, I'm really interested in DH and I private schools because they have shorter semesters and smaller classes....

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 5 months ago


Why did you choose this career? Did you always know you wanted to do this type of work for a career? What education and special training did you...

pezamber in Middletown, Indiana

Updated 5 months ago

Difficulty of Dental Hygiene programs - 9 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...

Hilda in Dallas, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Need a list of DH schools in Dallas- please help! - 24 Replies

Hi, I'm finishing up my pre-req's for the DH program in Fall '09. All my classes apply to Washington state, however I may consider Dallas, TX. I know...

Anna in Long Beach, California

Updated 5 months ago

HELP What are the best schools in Southern California? - 70 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...

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