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Heather Bolton, BASc, YTT, BSDH, RDH

Heather Bolton, BASc, YTT, BSDH, RDH
Heather Bolton, BASc, YTT, BSDH, RDH, graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Behavioral Science in 2012. After graduating, she completed yoga teacher training and returned to school to pursue a second degree in dental hygiene at The Utah College of Dental Hygiene. Her passions are periodontics, holistic dentistry, and helping patients with dental anxiety. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration Healthcare Management. She advocates mindfulness for dental professionals through her company, Yogateeth.com.

Mindfulness: How a Mental State can Improve a Dental Hygiene Career

Dental hygienists know the importance of preventing disease, but many experience burnout, either physically or emotionally. Accordingly, it is important for hygienists to practice mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness can be practiced by anyone, anytime, or anywhere, even as a dental hygienist. Mindfulness is described as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging...