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Choosing Careers: 5 Benefits of Becoming a Dental Hygienist

Have you ever thought of becoming a dental hygienist? If you haven’t considered it, you seriously should! On average, a dental hygienist salary is around $74,820 per year. That’s a big number! There are plenty of benefits to be ...

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How To Develop Your Skills As A Dental Hygienist And Not Slack At Work

Dental hygienists play many important roles in the oral health community. They must perform day-to-day functions with competence on behalf of patient safety. That’s why it’s critical for a dental hygienist to upgrade their denta ...

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Starting A Dental Practice: 4 Tips To Help You Succeed

For years, you’ve pictured yourself rocking your own dental practice and handing out smiles like they were (sugar-free) candy. Whether you’re in dental hygienist school or you’ve already graduated, you’re well on you ...

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What It Takes To Be A Dental Assistant And Why It Matters

In Canada, a dental assistant can earn up to $48,000 per year without the need for lengthy schooling. Dentistry is a rewarding career path in which there will always be a need for qualified workers because people are always in need of den ...

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Dentophobia: 3 Calming Things to Recommend for Dentist Anxiety

The fear of going to the dentist is known as dentophobia. And it’s something that so many people seem to exhibit. While some just have general anxiety about going to the dentist, others are absolutely paralyzed from fear. In fact, thi ...

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Is Dental Hygiene Liability Insurance Right for You? Is Any Other Insurance Needed?

Though they are dedicated to providing care, healthcare professionals are among the most sued professions. Unfortunately, this distinguishment includes dentists and dental hygienists as well. You’ve probably heard stories about botche ...

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See-Through Teeth: 5 Interesting Things to Show Patients on a Dental X-Ray

Dentists often make dental X-rays seem routine, boring, and maybe even a little scary. But, you can make them interesting and use the images to teach patients about the structures they typically cannot see. When people see through teeth for ...

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How to Become a Pediatric Dental Hygienist in 5 Easy Steps

Dental hygienists are trained to clean the patient’s teeth and help patients create a home care routine for oral health. Are you interested in this type of career? People that love kids and also want to help them develop healthy habi ...

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A Quick Guide to Securing Dental Hygiene Jobs after Getting Certified in Canada

Are you a dental hygienist looking for a job in Canada? If so, your odds of finding a job are high. While Canada’s job market is competitive, dental hygienists are always in demand. After you complete your dental hygienist certificat ...

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