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Anaika Forbes-Grant, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Anaika Forbes-Grant, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
Anaika Forbes-Grant, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, obtained her A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene at New York City College of Technology in 2006. Feeling the need to pursue higher education, she further pursued her career and earned her Master’s in Dental Hygiene with a concentration in Education. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and practicing pediatric dental hygienist. Anaika lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys traveling, reading, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

The Side Gig: How Dental Hygienists Can Earn Extra Money Freelancing

According to Bankrate.com, nearly half of American employees participate in the gig economy and can potentially earn a monthly income of over $1,000. A side gig (also known as the independent workforce or freelancing) is any type of employment undertaken in addition to one’s full-time job. Dental hygienists are the definition of multitasking. We review medical histories, provide oral services,...

Six Things All Dental Hygienists Should Do When Temping

An amazing thing about being a dental hygienist is the flexibility of our work schedule. Hygienists can choose the days and times to work. We can even choose where. Temporarily employed dental hygienists can do just that − work on our own terms. Before deciding to temp, though, here are a few tips to follow that can ensure you have...

Dental Hygiene Self-Care: How to Protect Your Body and Mind

As health-care providers, dental hygienists perform many functions to serve patients, ranging from preventive care to minor restorative care. But who is taking care of us? The burden of working six- to 10-hour work days four to six days a week can take a toll not only on our body but on our mind as well. Self-care is defined as...