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Katherine Akkoul, EFDA, CDA

Katherine Akkoul, EFDA, CDA, is a married mom of two who was born and raised in upstate New York. In 2012, Katherine moved to Southwest Florida, where she continued her college education. In 2020, Katherine graduated with her dental assisting certification that she currently utilizes, working as an assistant in a local pediatric dental office. Katherine is now entering her last semester of dental hygiene school. She enjoys sitting by the pool in the sun when the weather is sunny and 75 and spending time with her children and husband. Katherine has plans to move back to New York to practice as a dental hygienist after graduation in the Spring of 2022.

Employment During Dental Hygiene School: A Daunting Challenge, but Possible

Are you considering going to hygiene school but uncertain about supporting your family while in school? In my opinion, working through school is possible, but it takes a lot of work. Many adults ask the above question before going back to school regardless of the chosen curriculum. However, dental hygiene school is much more demanding than typical liberal arts degrees....

Unexpected Challenges: How to Be Prepared for Dental Hygiene School

Whether we are currently in a dental hygiene program or a graduate, we can probably agree about the experiences of a dental hygiene student. The first thing we can agree on is making sure dental hygiene is something you want to do. It is going to take some grit. Being enrolled in the dental hygiene program can be a challenge....