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Mandy Macachor, RDH

Mandy Macachor, RDH
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Mandy Macachor, RDH, is a practicing clinician in San Diego, California, with experience in cosmetic and general practices. Mandy is licensed to administer local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, and utilize laser technologies. She was the president of her alma mater Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association and is a current member of ADHA. She recently was honored to be a recipient of Today’s RDH Honor Awards 2019. Mandy is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Allied Health at Northern Arizona University with expected graduation in December of 2020. Mandy has a passion for dental mission work and has participated in local charities such as Mission of Mercy and Team Smiles; more recently, she’s an active volunteer for The Rise Above Cebu Foundation located in the Philippines.

Relocating to California: Obtaining Dental Hygiene Re-licensure in the Golden State

Sunny sky, ocean breezes, and palm trees − that is what you can look forward to when you decide to relocate to southern California. The part you may not look forward to is the detailed and time-consuming process to obtain your California dental hygiene license. In my experience, “time-consuming” consisted of a great deal of wait time, much of it...

Feeling Blue: How Dental Hygienists Say Goodbye to Offices They Love

Quitting your job is never easy, but it’s even more difficult to leave a position that you love. If you’re employed by an office that hasn’t met your expectations, even then the decision to leave can be difficult. However, in that case, it may lead to eventual relief. On the other hand, if you’re part of a dental team with...

Fitness Ideas for Dental Hygienists to Relieve Stress, Aches, and Pain

Working as a clinical dental hygienist can lead to aches, stress, and occasional pain. It’s fairly common that a dental hygienist may encounter these discomforts throughout his or her career. Dental professionals are more susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders and often cope with these occupational hazards. Fortunately, there are many ways to relieve and prevent the aches and pains associated with...

Psychoneuroimmunology: Insights Can Lead to a Better Understanding of Dental Patients

Established research demonstrates a connection between the mind and the body. Within medicine, the mind and the body connection is not fully accepted by all, but much of its evidence is respected and considered in many aspects. The contributions of many intellectual and innovative researchers have proved evidence of the connection between the two. The mind and the body connection...

Radiation Protection: Ensuring Low Risks with Dental Exposures

Substantial evidence demonstrates a significant increase in the use of medical imaging. Computerized tomography and ionizing radiation imaging have improved medicine and dentistry in many ways. The ability to use digital imaging has eliminated many invasive exploratory procedures. Medical professionals can more easily diagnose many conditions and diseases. A statement by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) declared, “The...

Dental Hygiene CE: 5 Options for Expanding Professional Knowledge

It doesn’t have to be a mentally draining process to obtain continuing education credits. The evolution of technology within our dental careers has allowed for easier access to continuing education opportunities, including blended learning experiences. Many states allow dental hygienists to receive CE via reading, online education, and home-study platforms. Live seminars remain an excellent way to enhance your knowledge...