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Dawanats33 in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 7 months ago

African American Hygienists - 28 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...

Lucy in Centralia, Ontario

Ontario Dh portfolio

Just wondering if anyone who has been audited has taken the exam rather than submitting a portfolio? If you did, were there areas one would focus on...

Hope in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 7 months ago

Dental Hygiene Employment in Hawaii - 21 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...

annie in Petaluma, California

Updated 7 months ago

California RDH schools survey - 8 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...

MamaKai in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 7 months ago

Depressed Dental Hygienist - 17 Replies

After 2 years in the profession. I'm starting to feel very depressed on my situation as a Hygienist. Aside from the low work hours per week...

HopeT in Arkansas

Attending DH school with kids

Hi everyone, I'm 24 (almost 25) and I recently switched my major to Dental Hygiene after wanting to pursue RN school. I have 2 little girls younger...

Recent Grad in Chula Vista, California

What to do with equipment after graduation?

Hi, I'm a recent graduate from hygiene school and was wondering what most people did with their equipment after graduation. I plan to keep my...

MamaKai in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 7 months ago

Proffesionalism in Dental Hygiene Schools - 30 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....

MamaKai in Honolulu, Hawaii

Updated 7 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?...

Hygienist in Hammersmith, United Kingdom

Updated 7 months ago

Any DH happy with their career choice??? - 710 Replies

I'm seriously considering becoming a DH for several reasons: 1.) Great pay in my area 2.) Flexible schedule (a must for a single mom of three) 3.)...

RDH from SK relocating to AZ in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Updated 7 months ago

California dental hygiene local anesthesia for board patients - 1 Reply

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...

Megan in Hesperia, California

Updated 7 months ago

Should I get an Associate's or a Bachelor's for Dental Hygiene? - 227 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...

georhoz in Long Beach, California

Updated 7 months ago

Is it worth it to become a dental hygienist? - 10 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...

Stuck single mom in Tampa, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Single mom to be. Should I go into Dental Hygiene or Physical Therapist Assistant? - 3 Replies

I'm confused about which field I should go into. I am currently 8 months pregnant and single but would like to start school ASAP. I already have an...

hannah809 in Sequim, Washington

Dental Hygiene program? So confused

I am a running start student, graduating both high school and my community college this year with my diploma and my AA in arts. My pipe dream is to...

toniegrace in Olympia, Washington

US dental hygiene wanting to move to VANCOUVER BC, CANADA

Hi everyone! I am a student in dental hygiene school for my last year. I am most likely moving to vancouver BC, canada within the next few years. I...

Jcat88 in Dover, New Hampshire


Just took both my LA and nitrous exam today. After the nitrous exam the woman there said that I had a green light, does that mean I passed? Does...

Guy in High Point, North Carolina

Updated 8 months ago

cons? - 164 Replies

what are the cons of being a dental hygenist. pysicaly or mentaly. i need to know to answer a question for my senior project!

Jason C. in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

Dislike Dental Assisting but loves Hygiene?? - 90 Replies

I am a little lost and I am curious to know whether or not I am the only one. I read through the forum and have notice some People have been in...

Renee1020 in New York

RDH thinking about becoming RN

Hi! I've been an RDH for about 6 years now and I honestly regret my decision everyday for getting into this profession. It's such a struggle to...

Jamie in Brentwood, Tennessee

Which school allows you to go back get BS in dental hygiene without be an RDH

I received my associates in dental hygiene and I failed my national boards. I want to go back and complete my bachelors, which dental hygiene school...

BeautyJunkBunnyy in Miami, Florida

Associate in Science Program that's not useless in Miami: Dental Hygiene?

I'm trying to take the smart route and work smart vs work more, get underpaid, and have a useless degree. I left college after 3 semester's...

DH in Red Deer, Alberta

Updated 9 months ago

colleges for DH in toronto? - 3250 Replies

Can anybody tell me which is the best college to do DH in toronto area? i am really thinking about doing this but there are quite many colleges in...

Aji in Spruce Grove, Alberta

Updated 9 months ago

Commission VS Hourly Wage - 105 Replies

I have been practicing dental hygiene for just about 1 year now. I am currently making an hourly wage however I just got word that the dentist I...

Smilingalways in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Updated 9 months ago

What else can I do besides dental hygiene? - 31 Replies

Hey guys... ok I've been thinking of going into dental hygiene (being a hygienist), but after doing some research, I can seem to find nothing but...

Margaret J.Fehrenbach, RDH, MS in Issaquah, Washington

Oral Biology BOOTCAMP: Out this SUMMER 2017!!!

Hey Oral Biology Instructors: Oral Biology BOOTCAMP is now available earlier this summer due to popular demand. A study series of three 3-hour...

Joseph.s.hatchett in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 9 months ago

university grad thinking of going into dental hygenist - 234 Replies

Hi i am university graduate with a degree in biology. i was thinking of going into dental technician or dental hygenist. any1 know whats the starting...

Camcam in Tampa, Florida

Becoming RDH in FL

Anybody getting ready for the NBDHE in Tampa.

Karita in Woodbridge, Virginia

Updated 9 months ago

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy . Job - 8 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...

Samay Bui in Victoria, British Columbia

Updated 9 months ago

Where To look for work in BC - 49 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am a recent grad and I am finding it very depressing to find such a low amount of jobs readily available here in BC. I've applied...

jenny44 in Silver Spring, Maryland

Updated 9 months ago

Being bullied by Admin team- help? - 8 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...

njrdh in Toms River, New Jersey

Life as a Dental Hygienist in Vermont

I've been working as a dental hygienist in NJ for 7 years now and I'm considering moving to VT. For those experienced in the area, I want to know...

Margaret J.Fehrenbach, RDH, MS in Seattle, Washington

Oral Biology Instructors Note: Go Beyond Textbook Page with Oral Biology BOOTCAMP

Hey Oral Biology Instructors: Oral Biology BOOTCAMP is now available earlier this summer due to popular demand. A study series of three 3-hour...

Aaliyahmich@*****.*** in Cameron, North Carolina

Board patient needed

In need of a board patient for dental hygiene. Screening begins Monday, June 19th in Sanford, NC. Exam day is Friday June 23rd. Qualifications...

Sammy in San Jose, California

Carrington College Hygiene Program

I'm looking into taking hygiene at Carrington College. I just wanted to get some feed back if anyone has taken this program and how it has worked...

Kelly RDH in Bonne Terre, Missouri

Updated 10 months ago

What do you have to do to become a Dental Hygienist in Costa Rica? - 5 Replies

Does anyone know what one has to do to become a Dental Hygienist in Costa Rica and what the pay would be there? I am currently a Dental Hygienist...

Maureen in Lombard, Illinois

Updated 10 months ago

i want to move to florida how do i? - 182 Replies

I am a Dental Hygienist and i am thinking of moving to florida i am not sure how to go about it. If anyone has any information on how to transfer...

sarah in Chilliwack, British Columbia

Updated 10 months ago

Admissions Test - 9 Replies

I've applied for CADH and they've contacted me to set up a date for my exam.. only problem is I'm fresh out of high school and have just less than...

ThisGirlCan in Scottsdale, Arizona

Updated 11 months ago

How much does the average Dental Assistant make? - 81 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...

smb in Houston, Texas

Updated 11 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...

Scaler123 in Aurora, Colorado

Updated 11 months ago

Asst's doing prophy's - 138 Replies

What should I do? I am a new hire in an upscale practice and the assist's are doing complete prophy's. I was dismayed to say the least. When I ?'d...

still retired in Hawaii

Recognition of Periodontal Disease in your Office? Ignored?

Yes, ignored! Do we report this ethical dilemma or do we sit on our hands?! Some DDS are patient pleasers along with staff. We all know the...

still retired in Hawaii

Updated 11 months ago

Dental Hygiene is a great PART TIME job - 6 Replies

As corny as it sounds, I chose this profession by looking up careers that were best suited for moms who wanted the following: 1) part time...

Everee in Las Vegas, Nevada

Dental hygiene school worries

I just failed my last attempt on a FMX/vBWX not meeting the required 90% score. I literally have one day left and clinic closes for the semester in...

Paopera in Cortland, New York

Updated 11 months ago

It is so hard to find RDH to work on Bainbridge Island - 5 Replies

Does anyone know why there are any RDH that would like to work on Bainbridge Island, WA?. I have posted hundreds of ads and I haven't have any luck...

Anonymous in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 11 months ago

Help! I need your experience! - 1 Reply

Hey y'all! I am putting together an inspirational/funny/honest album for some fellow hygienists going through a rough patch. I love all of the...

Tran in Granger, Indiana

Dental hygiene market in Las Vegas

Hi everyone. How is the job market in Las Vegas? I graduated 2 years ago in Indiana and working 3 days a week with $30/hours. I don't get any...

Joycerdh in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Updated 13 months ago

WREB Anesthesia Exam - 77 Replies

I am getting ready to take the WREB anesthesia exam (written and clinical) in a couple of weeks. Any tips on what to study for the written exam? ...

Acardenas in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 13 months ago

Muslim hijab hygienist - 1 Reply

I'm wanting to become a dental hygienist but I'm nervous that wearing hijab won't be allowed or I won't get hired. Any muslim hygienist want to give...

Keeponswimming in Morgantown, West Virginia

Updated 13 months ago

Does anyone else regret choosing Dental Hygiene? - 1 Reply

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...

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