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Nichole Jarnagin, RDH, BSDH

Nichole Jarnagin, RDH, BSDH
Nichole Jarnagin, RDH, BSDH, has been a dental hygienist for 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and hopes to pursue a master’s degree. She’s worked in general dentistry as well as periodontics. Nichole has worked at Fortis College in Salt Lake City, teaching both didactic as well as clinical courses. She absolutely loves working with students! She currently lives in Utah but is relocating to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in late Spring and is looking forward to her family’s new adventures in Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. So far, she’s been to Greece, Turkey, France, Belize, Mexico, and the Bahamas.

The Best Student: 7 Traits for Success in Hygiene School

Dental hygiene school can be grueling from that first prerequisite class to clinicals, and all the way through regional and national boards. Long days are followed by late nights forged with blood, sweat, and tears. Yet, it seems some individuals are more immune to the pressures and rigors of college life than others. Why is that? Working as a professor...

Dental Hygiene Instruments: Expanded Setup for Periodontal Cases

A dentist wouldn’t place an implant using a composite kit. Why do so many hygienists settle for an augmented prophy setup when performing an SRP or periodontal maintenance? Adding a few choice instruments into your perio-fighting arsenal will give you greater access to pockets, remove more calculus, cause less tissue trauma, and likely improve your periodontal outcomes.1 Start with the...

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: What Dental Hygienists Need to Know

Every cell in the human body contains iron. Yet, there are only about 4 grams (less than a teaspoon) present in the entire body. Iron’s main role is to transport oxygen throughout the body, and it’s a key player in energy metabolism.2 While liver (with or without onions) may remain the poster-child for iron, other foods such as meats, egg...