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VPK in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 5 months ago

Getting out of the dental hygiene profession - 565 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...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 5 months ago

Any thoughts on Aspen Dental? - 93 Replies

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

NYRDH in New York

Updated 6 months ago

30 minute recall patients... Is it even possible? - 31 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 6 months 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?...

Fab in Concord, California

Updated 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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...

Hygienst 16 in Hammonton, New Jersey

Updated 7 months 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...

John E in Osceola, Iowa

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 ??

krbcan in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 8 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 8 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 8 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...

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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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...

VFK in Tempe, Arizona

Updated 9 months 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 10 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...

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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 11 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...

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 12 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 12 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 12 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...

exp in Massachusetts

Updated 13 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...

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