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What Different Career Paths Does a Dental Hygienist Have? Dentistry, Orthodontics, and More

You might assume that the career path as a dental hygienist is one-track. But you’d be wrong. If you’re enrolled (or thinking of enrolling) in a dental hygiene program then it’s good news for your career prospects. Ope ...

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Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth, Gently With Your Brush: How to Teach Oral Hygiene for Kids

How to Teach Oral Hygiene for Kids Your child hates brushing their teeth and you have to practically drag them into the dentist office kicking and screaming. You know it’s important to teach them good oral hygiene when they are young ...

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My Healthy Mouth and Me: How Taking Care of Your Teeth Helps Your Whole Body

Oral diseases affect 3.9 billion people in the world and for many of these people, their dental problems end up affecting other parts of their body. The truth is that you need to take care of your teeth for reasons other than the aesthet ...

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Career Forecast: Dental Hygienist Jobs

Forbes recently ranked Dental Hygienist as the #1 best job in health care in Canada. Are you looking for a new career? Have you considered dental hygienist jobs? On average, they make $34.64 per hour. Experts predict a 285% job growth fo ...

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How to Deal with Difficult Patients: A Guide for Dental Hygienists

Starting a new career in dentistry is a great feat, but surviving day-to-day has its challenges. Most of those challenges come in the form of regular patrons. There are right and wrong approaches to how to deal with difficult patients. Beli ...

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Dental Hygienist Jobs in High Demand in Correctional Facilities

It pays to become a dental hygienist. Currently, the average annual income is $68,250. But that’s not all, the employment rate for dental hygienist jobs is expected to grow 20% between 2016 and 2026. And if the thought of sitting i ...

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Top 5 Dental Tools for Use in Everyday Practice

A toothbrush is obvious, but can you distinguish between the other tools on the dentist’s tray? On top of that, could you describe the purpose of each tool? If you’re thinking of becoming a dental assistant, then it’s cruc ...

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Tips to Help You Get Through Dental Hygienist School

As a future dental hygienist, you know that you have a lot of hard work in between you and your career. Sure, dental hygienist school is difficult and requires full dedication. But how rewarding would it be to graduate college without any e ...

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How to Get a Dental Hygienist Degree: The Classes and Training You’ll Need

While salaries for dental hygienists vary depending on your geographical location, the average salary is $67,763 per year. That’s $34.75 per hour. Experienced hygienists can make up to $95,843 while an entry-level hygienist earns ar ...

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