Being a dental hygienist isn’t easy. From placating anxious patients and reassuring children, to managing intense workloads and meeting ambitious targets, hygienists are under a lot of pressure. One way to ease the tough parts of the job is to connect with other people in the industry. And in today’s digital world, it’s easier than ever.
Social media is filled with RDHs who want to share their wins, their losses and their knowledge with others following the same path. If you want to get involved with others in the same field, here are the top 12 hygienist influencers to follow to learn, grow and be inspired.
Anna Middleton is a multi award-winning dental hygienist who provides teeth cleaning and whitening services in the south of England. You don’t have to visit her at one of her London-based practices to benefit from her knowledge. She shares innovative new tricks that can speed up appointment times and little-known whitening practices that really work with her followers online.
Based in Seattle, Laura is currently a fourth-year dental student working to become a hygienist. She mainly vlogs about life as a dental student and covers topics such as how to get the most out of in-practice training and study tips. She also sells her own range of dental stickers which are perfect for handing out to first-time dental patients.
Lauren is also a studying dental hygienist influencer who posts about dental student life. She offers her followers an insider view into exactly what it takes to study dental hygiene and always has an upbeat, positive attitude. Whether you’re currently in dental school or you’re already an RDH, you’ll definitely be able to relate to Lauren’s everyday ups and downs.
The Lisa Frank of dental hygiene, Macy Kate brings art, humor and equality to the world of dentistry. The studying RDH is filled with essential knowledge about the latest dental hygiene best practices and life as a dental student. She does a great job of inviting her followers to step behind the dental curtain and see what RDH life is really like.
Promoting beautiful smiles, strong teeth and good energy, Britt is a recently-graduated RDH who shares her experiences so her followers can learn from her successes and mistakes. Her Instagram feed and podcast are filled with excellent bits of information that hygienists can use to get on better with patients and colleagues.
Hadeer is a long-standing dental hygienist who inspires other RDHs to grow and achieve their professional goals. Her captions are flooded with motivational words and the little tips she shares really make a big difference in the practice. Hadeer combines her love of dentistry with her passion for fitness, making her Instagram account ideal for RDHs wanting to get in shape.
Jasmine’s father traveled from Mexico to the US when he was just 16 to study dental hygiene. Several decades later, Jasmine followed in her father’s footsteps and is now a registered dental hygienist. From oral health care facts you can share with your patients to tips for being more confident in the dental practice, Jasmine’s accounts provide a wealth of knowledge.
A fantastic source of positive vibes, Iman’s Instagram and TikTok accounts are what every RDH needs when they’re having a bad day. The positive hygienist shares her tips on how to be more productive at work, make even the most anxious patients feel at ease and the importance of acknowledging your own personal achievements.
Callie is a certified registered dental hygienist based in Jackson. She hit a lot of bumps along the way to get to where she is today and inspires other people out there to do whatever it takes to make themselves happy. Callie shares so much useful information about what it’s really like to transition from dental student to RDH, making her accounts ideal for anyone currently following the same path.
Although not technically a dental hygienist, Brown Girl is a nonprofit organization that removes cultural and economic barriers to education by awarding scholarships to aspiring RDHs. The inspirational social media accounts are full of success stories, relatable aspects of everyday practice life and eye-opening insights from student ambassadors. The welcoming community is an excellent place to find like-minded aspiring or registered hygienists.
The Brite Bite was founded by Allison Cuevas, a registered dental hygienist who offers mobile dental hygiene services and at-home teeth whitening kits. Allison is very active across social media and posts all kinds of interesting content, from product reviews and before/after patient shots to dental tool giveaways and fascinating trivia.
Angela Marie Bigham
Angela is an RDH who shares the everyday ups and downs of working in a practice. She tells stories about her patients, real-life tips that have worked for her and advice on how to keep on top of everything in the dental practice and at home. Angela is also a big advocate of working out and self-care, making her Instagram account one to follow if you’re trying to improve all aspects of your life.
Using Social Media for Good
Social media doesn’t have to be a time-siphon. If you follow the above RDHs, you’ll have the chance to connect with other people just like you and get real value from your time spent online. These influencers are a fantastic source of inspiration that will help you grow to be a better hygienist and get more out of your career.