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Dental Assistant vs Hygienist – What’s the Difference Between the Two Jobs?

Do you know how to work out the difference between a dental assistant and a hygienist? It’s something a lot of people struggle with at first, so we’ve put together this handy comparison of dental assistant vs hygienist. Curious? ...

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7 Potential Dentistry Career Paths

Dentistry is a thriving industry. This is hardly surprising when you consider more, and more of us are seeking cosmetic dental treatments, and regularly visit dental practices in search of that perfect white smile. So, if you’re researchi ...

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5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Dental Hygiene Program

Are you thinking about becoming a dental hygienist? Working as a dental hygienist can be a very rewarding and lucrative career. In fact, the average pay for a dental hygienist is $36 to $46 per hour.  In order to become a  dental hygien ...

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5 Reasons to Choose a Career as a Dental Hygiene Assistant

Have you ever considered an exciting, fast-paced career in the healthcare field? If so, a new career as a dental hygiene assistant could be for you. Wait, what is a dental hygiene assistant, and how do I know if it’s for me? This role wor ...

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Does Flossing Help? An Overview of an Unusual Controversy

Most of us know the basics when it comes to brushing our teeth. Experts say we should do so for two to three minutes, dividing our time between the upper and lower teeth. You may have seen news stories and social media that suggest flos ...

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Helping the Dentophobic: Tips for Easing Patient Fears

About 40 percent of Canadians are dentophobic. This means they have a fear of seeing a dentist, otherwise known as dentophobia. Thankfully, overcoming dental anxiety can be managed so patients can have a pleasant experience and take a ste ...

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Advice to Give Patients Who Have Sensitive Teeth After Cleanings

As a dentist, your primary goal is to keep your patient’s mouth looking and feeling their best. So, what do you do when you’ve completed a cleaning and your patient calls you saying, “why do my teeth hurt?” Did you ...

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Is Whitening Toothpaste Worth Recommending?

Did you know that black. rotten teeth used to be a sign of wealth in England? Gone are the days when sugar intake (and its impacts) indicated your social status. It seems as if the black teeth trend ended with Queen Elizabeth I. Now, it&# ...

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A Guide to Understand Dental School Admissions

Are you ready to begin taking the first steps on your journey to dental school? A career in dentistry can be very exciting and fulfilling. Before you start, you might want to be aware of the dental school requirements. Whether you plan o ...

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