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I'm a dental hygienist. Can I be an independent contractor?

Let’s get straight to the point. Yes, a dental hygienist can be an independent contractor, but if only he/she appropriately follows the rules.

Dental care rebound is slowing down

Almost all dental practices in states across the country can now open for elective treatment. And while the statistics were very promising to begin with, recent reports are suggesting that the initial surge of interest from patients is dwindling and is shortly expected to reach a plateau.

Why charity and volunteering are great team building tools

In an interview with my Social Practice, one dentist by the name Dr Craig Spodak said, “I do believe that the ultimate purpose of a business is to provide compassion, trust, love… We’re not in business just to make money; money is the effect of doing something with love. Everything we do is born from wanting to create a sense of community, whether that community is within our office or the community that we serve.”

Becoming a restorative dental hygienist

Are you considering becoming a restorative dental hygienist? If yes, you are not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the dental hygienist profession is among the fastest-growing career paths in the U.S.A.

Keeping the cost of COVID-19 safety measures under control

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, dentists and their staff must observe a set of safety measures before they can see patients.

Is the wage of dental hygienists enough to live on comfortably?

As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) records, the median annual pay for hygienists was $76,220. So, can this be considered a decent salary? And what are the aspects that would determine if a certain income is a decent salary or not?

Find out what to do when unemployment benefits run out

For the millions who have been laid off because of COVID-19, one fear probably looms above the rest: staying jobless after their unemployment benefits expire.

Is dental hygiene hard? 12 Struggles you'll only understand if you're an RDH

Working as an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) has its positives and negatives. And while the positives are easy to take, it’s really how you deal with the negatives that will determine whether your career in the dental industry will be a success. The best way to deal with bad parts? Look on the funny side!

Dental offices hit hardest during these past months layoffs

The healthcare industry lost 1.4 million jobs in April, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Dental offices, however, took the biggest wallop of jobs lost.  Employment in the dental industry declined from 959, 300 to 456, 000, according to this report. That’s a loss of about 503, 300 jobs — an unusual drop of 52%.  

5 Things RDH's are worried about when their office is opening again

If you were to think of a highly risky profession during COVID-19, it would probably be that of the dental hygienist.

Health risks of postponing elective dental treatments

In March 2020, ADA recommended that dentists postpone all elective procedures to stop the spread of COVID-19. As the pandemic gets more under control, dental surgeries throughout the US are reopening their practices for routine care. Texas, Colorado, Illinois and Georgia are just some of the current 42 states where dental offices are open for elective procedures.

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