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Danielle Luhring, BHS-DH

Danielle Luhring, BHS-DH
Danielle R. Luhring, BHS-DH, is a clinical and educational hygienist from rural Iowa. Danielle is a graduate of Allen College in Waterloo, Iowa, earning her Bachelor of Health Sciences –Dental Hygiene degree. She is also a graduate of Hawkeye Community College’s Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs. Danielle works in private practice in her area, as well as an Adjunct Hygiene faculty at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA.

Aside from clinical work and education, Danielle has found a passion for mission work and community education. As a member of ADHA, she is becoming involved with Delta Dental of Iowa’s Mouth Care Matter’s program and has spent time working alongside dental students through the Christian Dental Society’s Jamaica Mission Trips.

Danielle stays actively involved in her church, community, and children’s school functions. Danielle and her husband are raising their four children on their family’s century farm in rural Waverly. When Danielle is not busy with family activities, she loves kickboxing, lifting weights, co-ed volleyball and softball, reading, and watching movies.

The Importance of Experiencing a Dental Hygiene School Appointment

The years and tears spent on attending dental hygiene school are marked with a high level of stress that hygienists know all too well. You are so excited during the first two weeks. You have the perfect planner to organize all of your assignments and quizzes. You have a locker, a cubby, and a dressing room. The anticipation of...

Medical History: Your Patient is Not Telling You Everything

We’ve all heard it before when questioning a patient about their medical history, “There is no change.” Patients are so quick to tell us no change or that nothing pertains to their teeth in regards to their medical history. Little do these patients know their medical history is a big key to unlocking their dental health care assessment and...

Dental Burnout: You Don’t Have to Work Full Time to Work Full Time

Dental hygiene has been known as a “mommy job” in my community. We don’t have to take call, we don’t have to work weekends, and most of us work part-time. I have known few hygienists who do work “full-time,” and most of them have expressed feeling what we like to call clinical “burnout.” They end up feeling the need...

Why I Chose to Leave My Op

If you would’ve asked me five years ago where I would be today, I would’ve told you, working in a dental office as a clinical hygienist part-time and raising my family the rest of the time. Maybe I would have gotten a raise or two, earning my wage with my expertise, patient-centered care, and exquisite teamwork abilities. I was...

Increasing Productivity by Anesthetizing for Your Doctor Should Increase Your Paycheck

Anesthesia is the most feared part of a dental visit. Patients express their fear of the needle the instant they walk in the dental office, even if they are only there for routine prophylaxis. Daily, in private practice, I am asked if the patient “will be getting a shot today?” Sure we have been taught decreased fear strategies while...