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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.

Is it safe to treat patients yet?

As of June 19, every US state has given dental offices permission to reopen following the COVID-19 outbreak for any type of procedure. Dental practices in Texas were able to return to full dental practices much earlier on May 1.

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.

What's it really like to work in a dental practice?

Short answer: never a dull moment!

This is how to become a dental hygienist

COVID-19 comes with many challenges and risks. Despite the pandemic, being a dental hygienist is a hugely interesting, challenging and gratifying profession. You get to do interesting tasks, work as part of a close-knit team, educate people about their dental health and literally bring smiles to thousands of patients’ faces over the course of your career. 

Dental hygienist? 8 steps to improve work-life balance and be happier

According to and things changed a lot since COVID-19 started, a career as a dental hygienist offers one of the best work-life balances there is. But no matter whether you’re just starting out in your path as a newly-qualified RDH (registered dental hygienist) or whether you’ve done the job for years, things can get on top of you and you can quickly lose the wonderful work-life balance that first attracted you to the role.

This is how to get your patients back during COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic is still a very real threat, it’s not surprising that patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. But there’s only so long they can put off their next dental appointment before they start doing themselves some serious damage. Help encourage your patients to return to your practice by making their next visit as pleasant and enjoyable as possible with the following tips.   

Should you hire a restorative dental hygienist?

With the restorative dentistry market anticipated to be worth $25.9 billion by 2025, now is a great time to consider hiring a restorative dental hygienist if your dental practice is lacking one. While hiring an RDH with experience in restorative dentistry might seem an easy way to increase revenue, it might not be the right choice for every dental practice owner.

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%.  

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