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Raney Hatten, RDH

Raney Hatten, RDH
Raney Hatten, RDH, received her Associates of Dental Hygiene at Great Falls College Montana State University in 2019. Raney continues to live in Great Falls with her dog, Beau. She is currently working at Alluvion Community Health as their newest dental hygienist. Raney’s favorite hobbies include camping, hunting, and snowboarding – all the many adventures Big Sky Country has to offer. When she’s not outdoors, Raney enjoys painting and reading, particularly Stephen King novels. One day Raney hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree and Limited Access Permit so she can extend her services to farther reaching rural communities of Montana. Raney can be reached at rhat10 [at] hotmail.com.

How Dental Hygienists Can Make a Difference with Native American Populations

The 574 Native American and Alaska Native tribes in the United States own 325 reservations and trust lands.1 Seven of them exist within my home state of Montana,2 and 6.7% of Montana’s population consists of Native Americans or Alaska Natives, which equates to roughly 71,608 native civilians.3 Although Natives make up a small portion of the population in the...

Understanding the Role of Juniper Berry Extract in Toothpaste

During my first year of hygiene school, I went home to spend Christmas with my family. Among my gifts was a package from an exchange student who my parents hosted in 2015. Inside the package were numerous gifts, but the ones that caught my attention were the thin tubes of toothpaste. One tube seemed like a traditional mint whitening paste,...

Failed the Clinical Board? Rally Back from this Stunning Setback

It was May 2019. I had passed the NBDHE, both anesthesia exams, and had graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program. The only thing standing between me and my professional license was the WREB Clinical Exam. I walked into the school clinic just before 8:00 a.m. the morning of the exam with monster nervousness threatening to tear their way up...