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Angela Grover, RDH

Angela Grover, RDH
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Angela L. Grover, RDH, BASDH, has been practicing dental hygiene for twenty-two years. Angela received her AAS in dental hygiene from Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1996; she received her BAS in dental hygiene from Community College of Denver May 2018. During her career, she has been a general practice hygienist, who strives to be an advocate for her patients. Ms. Grover currently is employed by McArthur Dentistry in Lakewood, Colorado. While working at McArthur Dentistry, Angela was blessed with an amazing opportunity to travel to Cascas, Peru, for a dental mission trip, which has been the highlight of her career. Angela’s daughter, Kamryn, also attended and learned dental assisting for her senior project for graduation. Angela has accepted a position as a dental hygiene educator at Iowa Western Community College, which will begin August 2018. Angela lives in Lakewood, Colorado. In addition to her daughter, she also has two sons, Kendyl and Kaelyb.

Dental Hygiene School: Prior, Proper, Planning

Planning has always been pivotal to becoming an effective dental hygienist. Prior, proper, planning is another beast. I’m borrowing this mantra from a trusted colleague/mentor because I have reflected, and recognized this coined phrase has been following me since I began my journey as a dental hygiene student. This mantra is still expected from dental hygiene students, which is...

Hearing Loss in Dentistry: A Silent Topic

It is estimated that 30 million Americans are exposed to potentially harmful sounds at work. Many workplaces require hearing protection devices (HPD) as personal protective equipment (PPE). Dentists and their auxiliaries are regularly exposed to decibel (dB) levels at and above the level of 85, which begins an unsafe zone for ears without protection. Awareness needs to be generated...

Forming Relationships: The Single Most Important Thing One Can Do in a Lifetime

Recently, my house was crazy; my graduation, a full-time faculty interview for a position in dental hygiene education, my son’s high school graduation, all in the midst of us moving from our house of ten years. Crazy, may not even touch it! Nevertheless, I was present in all aspects of each event, despite the chaos surrounding us. Being present manifested...

Falling in Love with Intraoral Cameras

At the beginning of my dental hygiene career, I was fortunate to have an intraoral (IO) camera, at least I was told this by the dentist. I was excited because I was told I should be...but I hated that camera! It was heavy and hard to maneuver; that was 1996. In 2006, I was exposed to a lightweight Schick IO...

The Journey of a Seasoned RDH as She Completes Her BASDH Degree

My educational journey, completing my Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, guided me back into writing as, long ago and a far away, I was a journalism major. This educational process lit a fire. August 2016, I made a leap of faith to begin a completion degree program at the Community College of Denver. I was old!  Like...

The Importance of Knowing a Patient’s Health History (And How to Simplify the Process)

At my current office, I am probably considered a health history nag, but I am okay with that! I would prefer to be known for this because patients are then actively involved in their dental care when they participate in updating their health history at EVERY appointment. When hygienists involve patients this way, we are able to educate patients...