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Chloe’ Gill, RDH, BSDH

Chloe’ Gill, RDH, BSDH
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Chloe’ Gill, RDH, BSDH, is a clinical hygienist in Southwest Mississippi. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2017. Chloe’ has a passion for patient education and loves promoting oral health in her community.

5 Tips and Tricks for Using Intraoral Digital Scanners

The dental hygiene appointment − the shortest and fullest hour. As technology has changed, dental hygiene appointments have changed with it. For the biannual recall patient, these changes may go unnoticed or may seem insignificant. For the dental hygienist, these changes cannot be overlooked. With each new procedure or device, the list of things a hygienist needs to accomplish...

Proper Periodontal Planning Prevents Poor Performance

On your first day at a new office, you are probably nervous, relieved, and hopeful − all in one. You are nervous about a new environment, relieved to be done with the job hunt (and to be paid!) and hopeful about the office situation and the future. Starting a new dental hygiene job can sometimes be like buying a new...

Vulnerable: When Shortcuts, Haste Threaten a Hygienist’s Safety

We do a lot to ensure our patients are protected while in the dental office. From infection control, safe work practices, and HIPAA compliance, we work very hard to protect our patients. However, when it comes to our own safety, we may tend to compromise. While focusing on the importance of protection for patients, we often forget that our...

Hometown Hygienist: A Hygienist’s Guide to Community Involvement

“That’s her!” the student exclaimed with excitement, “That’s who I see at my dentist.” As the student sat in my mother’s classroom, she recounted her experience at my dental office. Working just down the road from the elementary school where my mother works, it is a weekly occurrence for students to find her in the hall, flash a smile,...

Public Health Careers: The Dos and Don’ts for Dental Hygienists

In the early days of the dental hygiene profession, a large effort was expended on hygienists who worked in elementary schools. Hygienists distributed information on dental disease prevention throughout the public.2 Over time, the dental hygiene career has evolved and grown. With stricter laws and regulations concerning supervision, dental hygienist are now typically employed in general and specialized dental...

Fact or Fiction: Does Brushing Teeth Prevent Dental Caries?

It is every dental hygienist’s nightmare: The notion that brushing your teeth isn’t effective or needed. We are the promoters of brushing, the lecturers, the connoisseurs of oral hygiene instruction. We spend our days stressing the importance of brushing twice a day for two minutes. We spend our nights reading about new toothpaste or marveling at the newest sonic...