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Julie DeCoteau, RDH, BSDH, MSEd

Julie DeCoteau, RDH, BSDH, MSEd
Julie DeCoteau, RDH, BSDH, MSEd, is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston, MA. She spent the first 17 years of her dental hygiene career providing dental hygiene care within private practices in 5 states (MA, ME, KS, KY, and IL). Julie then switched gears four years ago and fell in love with public health. She can be reached at juliedecoteau [at] gmail.com.

How to Make a Difference with Refugee Dental Care

The United States, throughout history, has been a refuge for those fleeing countries where the political climate or other circumstances has made living there unsafe. Although the United States’ current political climate is such that we are unsure just how many refugees will continue to be welcomed into our country, as dental professionals we must be aware of the...

Proper Ergonomics: A Cautionary Tale

We all know that dental hygiene students face a multitude of pressures while in school. Hours upon hours of clinic and classes, focusing on perfecting instrumentation skills, worrying about finding the right board patient – the pressures are endless! There is no wonder that focusing on ergonomics may fall by the wayside, especially when you are trying to accomplish...

5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Public Health

There are numerous online discussion forums devoted to dental hygiene career advice. Many of these discussions focus around “getting out of the operatory” as countless hygienists begin to feel like the operatory isn’t for them anymore after several years in practice. You may be a seasoned hygienist who needs a change, or you may be practicing in a difficult...