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Laurie Magallan, RDH, BSDH

Laurie Magallan, RDH, BSDH, graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She has been living in Seattle and working in private practices ever since. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, stand-up paddle boarding, and spending time with her husband and two cats.

Six Tips for Left-Handed Dental Hygienists in a Right-Handed Operatory

Left-handed dental hygienists have an added struggle to an already demanding career because many operatories have inadequate space on the left-hand side of the patient chair. Beyond inadequate space, I have seen a job posting stating a preference for right-handed hygienists, and early in my career, an interview ended abruptly when I mentioned being left-handed. This led me to wonder...