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Updated 4 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Sb12 in Lumberton, North Carolina"]I am currently taking prerequisites at the local community college to try and get into the Dental...


Updated 7 days ago

foreign trained dentists - 1065 Replies

Does anybody know if a graduate (non-accredited school in Dominican Republic) as a dentist can become a dental hygienist in Texas without going...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 15 days 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 16 days 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 18 days 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 22 days 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

Updated 22 days ago

Does anyone actually like being a Dental Hygienist? - 118 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...

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...

Arvasquez37 in Walled Lake, Michigan

Updated 24 days ago

NERB Local Anesthesia Exam - 1025 Replies

I am a licensed hygienist that is in the process of applying to take the NERB LA exam and I was wondering if anyone has any pointers on what to focus...

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!...

MKN in North Fort Myers, Florida

Updated 26 days ago

Dental Hygiene Boards/ Patient - 129 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...

Michael H in Mercer Island, Washington

Updated 28 days ago

Can I as a hyginest refuse to take a patient's x-ray - 34 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 1 month 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,...

RDA in Liberty, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

How much does the average Dental Assistant make? - 78 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...

Healthy smiles in Tampa, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Tips on passing the clinical exam - 80 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...

TyFit in Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

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

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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....

Monique in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 2 months ago

Local Anesthesia Course in AZ - 2 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...

nlw315 in Tustin, California

Updated 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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...

mbkhrdh in Westport, Connecticut

Updated 3 months ago

Can dental Hygienist open their own practice? - 67 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...

KIngram in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Updated 3 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 3 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

Updated 3 months ago

Nerb local anesthesia exam - 16 Replies

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 3 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...

dentistry3399 in Los Angeles, California

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...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 3 months ago


Has anyone or is anyone working while in the DH program??? Is even having a PART TIME job a bad idea???

dentistry3399 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 4 months ago

Getting out of the dental hygiene profession - 552 Replies

Hi Everyone, I was wondering if any of you or anyone you know has left the dental hygiene profession and if so, what career did you chose? I am...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 4 months ago

Concorde Career College - 511 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...

Nicole in Santa Ana, California

Updated 4 months ago

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

Hey guys, I just finished taking my national boards here in Houston and I want to take the boards in Canada in September so I can move to...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 4 months ago

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

Hello all, I currently have a Bachelors from a top UC school, and I have done most of my pre-reqs for dental school, but since I am getting a bit...

dentistry3399 in Los Angeles, California

Updated 4 months ago

Southern California Unemployed Dental Hygienist - 23 Replies

Hi I was just wondering if I am the only one? I used to have a one day a week job for a slow office. I have seven years of clinical hygiene...

Elle in Dallas, Texas

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...

Skhan in Atlanta, Georgia


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...

RDAJenny in California, California

Updated 4 months ago

California RDH schools survey - 3 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...

JillRDH2016 in Calgary, Alberta

Updated 4 months ago

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

Can anyone tell me what the wage per/hour is in Alberta. Lethbridge? Calgary? Edmonton? Red Deer? Medicine Hat?

dental hyg23 in Bronx, New York

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 in Bronx, New York

Updated 4 months ago

Hygiene Degree - 637 Replies

I've graduated the hygiene diploma program seven years ago and I'm getting kinda bored with hygiene. I've been thinking about taking the completion...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 4 months ago

Dental hygiene - 1 Reply

Hello, I have been reading the many discussions and many people are referring to the local anesthetic NERB study guide. I will be taking mine in...

Jlaurencio in Mountain View, California

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. in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

African American Hygienists - 27 Replies

Hey Im looking into the dental hygiene career but wanna know how is the field for blk people like myself. Like is it hard to get jobs? Are you looked...

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