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Carrie McHill, EPDH

Carrie McHill, EPDH
Carrie McHill, EPDH, is a hygienist who lives and works in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon Tech in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene, expanded practice, and restorative functions. Her main goal as a hygienist is to promote full-body health by bridging the gap between the dental office and other health professionals, encouraging an overall wellness approach to dental care. Education, research of new and exciting dental avenues, and oral health relating to overall systemic health are huge passions of hers that she strives to share with everyone. When she’s not practicing hygiene, she loves to explore the gorgeous scenery Oregon has to offer, travel around the world, and play music with her husband.

Education: Programs that Allow Hygienists to Move Beyond Clinical Dental Hygiene

How do dental hygienists embrace their role as a specialist beyond the dental chair? Many clinical dental hygiene providers eventually want to step into other positions in administration, health policy, global health, academia, research, or educational roles. However, the information to pursue those pathways can be unclear or hard to find. The following information can be used as a starting...

Systemic Health: 5 Things Dental Hygienists Should Be Talking About

For most patients, home-care tips go a long way in preventing diseases in the mouth. The physical, mechanical removal of plaque and bacteria is important to promote for oral health, and it also lays the foundation for promoting overall health. Brushing, cleaning interdentally, and rinsing are the backbone of hygiene education. If our patients implemented these three things into their...

8 Reasons to Stop Being a Clinical Dental Hygienist

Gasp. You mean some people become hygienists, and they don’t like it? There. I said it. Because no one seems to want to talk about it. Sometimes we just need some time away from the polish, scale, floss, educate, schedule, wipe, repeat. A break. A vacation. And, sometimes it’s something more. And, that’s scary! Believe it or not, some people go to school to...