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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.

How to manage insufficient staff during the coronavirus outbreak

The disease is spreading throughout the country and if it can’t be effectively contained soon, it’s possible some people will be advised or even forced to self-quarantine or self-isolate. While this is a powerful combat tactic, it could result in big staffing problems for business owners.

How dental hygienists can help spot diabetes early

The benefits of maintaining proper oral care stretch far beyond having a sparkling white smile. Taking good care of your teeth and gums also helps prevent a number of systemic diseases, including diabetes. More than 100 million adults in the US have diabetes or prediabetes and only half of diabetics are aware they have the disease. This life-changing condition can lead to blindness, stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage and periodontal disease.

Dental professionals: Is it safe to work while pregnant?

It’s very common for women to work during their pregnancy. Depending on their professional role, some women are even happy to work up until their due date. However, some occupations present more challenges than others for pregnant women. For example, dental hygienists are often required to work with radiation and chemicals on a daily basis, two things which can potentially harm an unborn child.   

What dental hygiene education looks like today

If you want to become a dental hygienist, you have to be willing to work for it. As well as having the right personality traits, such as being a true people person, you also need the appropriate qualifications and first-hand experience before you’re allowed to treat patients in a dental practice. But if you’re motivated enough to dedicate yourself to the challenging journey, you’ll be compensated with a rewarding, fulfilling career that’s as future-proof as they come.

This is why freedom is the new wealth (and how you can be free too)

It’s no secret that people are much happier and more comfortable at work when they have a sense of professional freedom. And an employee who is happy about coming into the workplace will be more motivated to work hard and do a good job.

Is dental hygiene a good career

We all have, at one time or another reached the crossroads of being indecisive on what career path to follow. If you are thinking of becoming a dental hygienist, you have come to the right place. Yes, dental hygiene is a good career, and this article focuses on what makes it tick. 

Why you need to stop looking for dental jobs on craigslist

Whether you’re an independent contractor who offers their dental services on a freelance basis or an employee who works full time at a dental practice, if your professional career hasn’t been going the way you envisioned, there’s a good chance you’ve at least considered looking at dental jobs on Craigslist

Is being an independent dental hygienist right for you?

If you’ve been working as an RDH for a while, there’s a good chance the thought of being an independent dental hygienist has crossed your mind at least once. Choosing this career path means you get to continue doing the job you love, while gaining all the liberating freedom of becoming a freelancer. Before you make a rushed decision, it’s important you’re aware of all the additional responsibilities which come with that freedom. 

What is the difference between dental hygienists and dental assistants?

There are many differences between dental hygienists and dental assistants. There are similarities, too. If you’re an oral healthcare professional, you may be asked to explain the differences to patients, friends or relatives. If you’re thinking about starting a career in dentistry, you’ll definitely need to know as much as possible about the two jobs before making a decision. 

This is how to become a dental hygienist

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. 

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