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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.

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...