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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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The Success of Dental Assisting Careers: Where Your Dental Assistant License Can Take You

High income, job stability, great work-life balance, and more… These are just some of the great things you can expect if you pursue a career in dental assisting. But does that mean you can only work in a dental clinic? Like other my ...

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The Dental Assistant Salary: How Much Can You Expect to Make?

If you’re interested in a career where you can use both your smarts and your people skills with a short window of training, you’re in luck. The job outlook for dental assistants looks fair to good across Canada. The positive ...

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7 Ways To Master Dental Patient Communication

Trying to explain complex issues sympathetically is part of excellent patient communication. It’s also a two-way street. Practising the art of listening and reflecting back the concerns of a patient with reassurance can be just as ...

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The Top Dental Assistant Tips to Improve Your Work

Looking to become a dental assistant? Dental assisting can be a fast-paced, hands-on job. But if you want to play a part in helping people have healthier, more beautiful smiles, it may be the right career for you. As a dental assistant, you ...

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