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snowparkcutie in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Updated 10 months ago

WHY IS PIMA OPENING UP A DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOOL IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM???? THE FIELD IS FLOODED WITH RDH'S!!!! - 11 Replies

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...

waterbug100 in Duncan, British Columbia

Updated 11 months ago

Dental Hygiene-Treatment Planning?? - 1 Reply

I have a working interview next week. One question the office manager asked is how comfortable am I with treatment planning. I am a little confused...

Katers in Houston, Texas

Updated 11 months ago

A graduated bachelor studies dental hygiene program? - 1 Reply

well, I'm a graduated bachelor. I want to study dental hygiene program in 2 ys. I found these associate program seems recruit high school students,...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 11 months ago

SALARY...NOT what INDEED posts - 3 Replies

In the Northeast it says: $54-56,000. This is not true. Many RDH's are working PT or PPT...day to day, not set pay rate or a salary....because of...

living in Katy in Houston, Texas

Updated 11 months ago

DH jobs in Texas - 17 Replies

Hey guys, I've been following a lot of threads on here and I wanted to let everyone know that there IS a decent state where you can find hygiene jobs...

dentalhygienetemp in Orem, Utah

Updated 11 months ago

How to file taxes for temping jobs. - 4 Replies

Hi, I have temped at several Dentists in 2013. Each time I was paid by a check directly from the dentist. I did not fill out a W-2 nor have I...

Roberta in Montréal, Quebec

Updated 12 months ago

DH program at Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, ON worth while??? - 97 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...

Alex in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Updated 12 months ago

disability insurance, keep it or dump it? - 6 Replies

Hi! Wondering about other hygienists' views on this. I signed up for disability insurance (through great west life in Vancouver BC) right out of...

JW in Brookline, Massachusetts

Updated 12 months ago

Wondering how many of you get paid ONLY if your patient shows up. - 15 Replies

If you only get paid if the patient shows up are you getting paid for the first patient in the morning if they don't show? If you get paid...

TGJ in Lake Station, Indiana

Updated 12 months ago

getting out of hygiene - 3 Replies

I have been working for 19 yrs. as a hygienist. I find the job market poor and it difficult to find a job with benefits. I am very discouraged. Any...

RDH64 in Cheboygan, Michigan

Updated 12 months ago

Dental Hygiene Employment in Hawaii - 20 Replies

I am a Canadian citizen interested in moving to Hawaii and working in the career of Dental Hygiene. Having recently completed the CRDTS exams...

leona2025 in Houston, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

Job Outlook in Houston, TX? - 4 Replies

Does anyone know what the market for dental hygienists in like in Houston? Do you work here as a DH? I'm very interested in this career but I don't...

sas in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 12 months ago

The RDH reality? A job , not a career anymore, pay is going down, work is scarce.... - 8 Replies

So, if you choose this path and train in the DH field...things to think about prior to any pre-req's: Have you a secured position upon graduation...

Disappointed in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 13 months ago

Cavitron and suction at the same time - 11 Replies

I just started working at an office where the doctor does not allow the suction to hang on the patient's cheek or the patient to hold the suction...

Disappointed in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 13 months ago

Being a dental hygienist in North Carolina - 1 Reply

I'm currently starting school to become a dental hygienist. I'm reading mixed reviews. Sounds like a lot of people hate it and few love it. Anyone...

Linda in San Jose, California

Updated 13 months ago

sjvc - 48 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?...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 13 months ago

STERALIZATION - 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there's an indicator to show if instruments have been sterilized? I'm very concerned about pulling dirty instruments out of the...

waterbug100 in Duncan, British Columbia

Updated 13 months ago

Get out of Hygiene! - 1 Reply

I've been working at the same office for 9 years, and have NEVER gotten a raise! My boss is nice, but deals with everything by ignoring it! I have...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 13 months ago

For cold calling is it best to email or hard copy your resume? - 1 Reply

I have not looked in a long time and don't know what hygienist are doing these days for getting their resumes out there. Sending your resume to a...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 13 months ago

Dental School - 180 Replies

Have any of you guys considered just going to dental school? Why or why not? Because I have a friend who has a B.S. degree chemistry or biology I...

still retired in Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Practical Nursing or Dental Hygiene - 3 Replies

I am scheduled to start practical nursing in January, for some strange odd reason I can not get dental hygiene out of my head. I feel as if I...

abutarek41110 in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 14 months ago

NEED PATIENT ASAP FOR FLORIDA TEST IN DEC. - 1 Reply

NEED A PATIENT FOR DEC TEST IN WEST PALM BEACH FL...... My future daughter in law recently moved to Orlando and is in need of a qualifying patient...

Michelle in Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated 14 months ago

Passing rates Local Anesthesia Courses - 1 Reply

I need to take an accredited local anesthesia course. Does anyone know the passing rate for any of the following? University of Alberta Pierce...

Nexus21 in Portland, Oregon

Updated 14 months ago

Any thoughts on Aspen Dental? - 90 Replies

I am considering a hygiene position at Aspen Dental and would appreciate any input you can offer.

lienta in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Would a B jeopardize my chance of getting into DH school? - 3 Replies

I am currently a sophmore in college and is currently applying to dental hygiene schools ( I am shooting to get accepted into Baylor dental hygiene...

Bethygirl9 in Madison, Ohio

Updated 14 months ago

Question for Dental Hygienists Licensed in Maryland...........Please Help Meeeee - 4 Replies

I am in the process of getting all my paperwork ready for my MD RDH license. I cant seem to find a dental law book to study for the jurisprudence...

KBurvDHYG in Vancouver, British Columbia

Canadian Hygienist Looking to Move to Australia

Hi there! I am currently a fourth year student in a dental hygiene degree program in Canada. I will be proudly graduating in May after I take the...

Namiboo in Long Beach, California

Updated 14 months ago

Wanting to be a Dental Hygienist; Some questions. - 1 Reply

So, I was a pre-bio major at CSULB (still attending) until I had to take my second semester of my full year general chemistry course. I ended up...

rcrhode in Monroe, Washington

How is the dental hygiene field in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming?

I am looking into moving soon... So I am wondering how the hygiene field is in terms of wages, finding jobs, and demand for Idaho, Montana, and...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 14 months ago

How many years of schooling? - 5 Replies

Do you really only need an associates degree to become a Hygienist? Or do employers prefer a bachelors degree?

Flossem813

Updated 14 months ago

Finding a credits patient in Wisconsin - 3 Replies

Anybody have some insight on how to find a patient for the state boards in Wisconsin? My wife graduated with a Dental Hygiene degree from Milwaukee...

waterbug100 in Chemainus, British Columbia

Updated 14 months ago

Testimonial after graduating in 2012 - 6 Replies

Hey all, I am going to start by saying that after you have done your homework and spoke with actual hygienists and you are still set on becoming a...

still retired in Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Unable to get an interview in Arizona without residing there. - 9 Replies

My son-in-law is a dental hygienist in TX and is trying to relocate to Phoenix. He's having problems getting past the phone interview once he tells...

still retired in Texas

Updated 14 months ago

Being bullied by Admin team- help? - 5 Replies

I am the newest hygienist at a large practice: 3 Dr's, 9 RDHs (4 work at a time), 6 RDAs, & 7 front desk, including the office mgr. It is a typical...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 15 months ago

Are there an large variety of dental hygienist jobs on the West Coast? - 1 Reply

Are there an large variety of dental hygienist jobs on the West Coast? In Southern California ( Los Angeles, long beach) or Northern California (San...

CP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Has anyone gotten a Bachelor's in Hygiene and then switched to nursing?

I am wondering if anyone decided to get a Bachelor's Degree in DH and decided it wasn't for them and then switched to nursing? How difficult was this...

Daynah in Oakville, Ontario

Updated 15 months ago

Anyone else going to CADH on October 26th - 46 Replies

Hi everyone I have noticed a number of posts on here with people saying that they were applying to the CADH. Has anyone else recieved their letter of...

Andea in Edmonton, Alberta

Updated 15 months ago

National Dental Hygiene Board Exam Course- www.rdhtutors.ca - 8 Replies

Dear Dental Hygiene Student, We are Dental Hygiene Tutors, an on-line state of the art tutoring workshop offering two phases of support to enhance...

Andea in Edmonton, Alberta

Updated 15 months ago

Moving to Canada.. Canadian Board Exam Study Guide? - 18 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 15 months ago

Moving to NJ, help with NJ dental hygiene ethics exam - 6 Replies

Hi everybody, I am a licensed RDH in California and I am moving to NJ this summer, I need to take NJ Ethics exam, my questions are: is the NJ...

Stacy in Augusta, Georgia

Updated 15 months ago

How long did you take off for maternity leave? - 2 Replies

I'm just so curious to see what others do (or were allowed to). I agree that no one has a CLUE how physically exhausting hygiene is; especially while...

RDH in Spokane, Washington

Updated 15 months ago

Dental Hygiene in Spokane Washington - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm an RDH in California and am nervous about the job prospect for RDH's in Spokane WA. I am currently in the process of getting my limited...

AGRusco in Port Orchard, Washington

Updated 15 months ago

Dental Hygiene or Radiology? - 1 Reply

I am almost done with most of my preq for both radiology and dental hygiene. Anyone have any insight as to which would be a better career for the...

AnxiousAmy in Royal Oak, Michigan

local anesthesia /nitrious

Im new to Michigan from Wisconsin. I have a local anesthetic license. However here in Michigan a NERB exam is required. Im not sure what my next step...

Sam Eddison in California

Updated 15 months ago

Dental Hygiene Outlook - 7 Replies

Hi, I am in college right now studying for dental hygiene, i have just been googling the dental hygiene outlook and came across the one discussion on...

Sam Eddison in California

Updated 16 months ago

Dental Hygiene Reciprocity - 4 Replies

I will be attending a Dental Hygiene school in Florida next year. It will take me 21 months to graduate. After I graduate and take the National and...

VeryDiscouragedRDH in Biloxi, Mississippi

Does anyone else regret choosing Dental Hygiene?

I am a newly licensed RDH and I am already regretting the choice. Looking into the field 2 years ago I saw all the postings and positive outlooks...

VeryDiscouragedRDH_omb in Biloxi, Mississippi

Updated 16 months ago

Very interested in a Dental Hygienist career. - 20 Replies

Hi everyone! So my mother worked at children's dental office, I spent a lot of time there when I was younger. I have always deeply wanted to go...

VeryDiscouragedRDH_omb in Biloxi, Mississippi

Updated 16 months ago

Hygiene jobs in Mississippi - 1 Reply

Where are all the hygiene jobs in Mississippi?? I've been looking for permanent work for almost 4 months now! I have handed out numerous resumes....

itslivib in Biloxi, Mississippi

Updated 16 months ago

rdh still in demand? - 6 Replies

are rdh's still in demand in CA & other states? Is the job outlook good?

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