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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.

What degree do you need to become a dental hygienist?

The minimum qualification you need to become a dental hygienist is an associate degree in dental hygiene. There are other qualifications you can obtain to be eligible for the role, but an associate degree is the fastest way to become an RDH. To help you decide which degree is best suited to your future goals, here’s a detailed overview of the different qualifications you need to become a registered dental hygienist and how to get them. 

Twelve best cities to work as a RDH / RDA post COVID-19

Whether you are a suburbanite or a big city person, we all have our personal preferences in terms of where we prefer to work.

2020 update - In which states can dental therapists (RDH, RDA) practice?

Millions of people in the U.S.A face considerable barriers to obtaining the critical dental care they need to attain good oral health. The reason being, there is a scarcity of dental providers in some parts of the country.

How will COVID-19 affect dental hygienists’ salaries?

When the outbreak first began, COVID-19 was known as the “novel” coronavirus, because everything about it was entirely new. Despite there being six other known coronaviruses, none were similar enough to help experts understand how the virus behaved or responded. This is still true today. It will take years of study and research to fully understand the impact of the devastating pandemic. 

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. 

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