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Raney Hatten, RDH

Raney Hatten, RDH
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Raney Hatten, RDH, received her Associates of Dental Hygiene at Great Falls College Montana State University in 2019. Raney lives in Dillon, Montana, with her boyfriend and dog, Beau, and is currently working for a private family practice in the mining town of Butte. In Raney's free time, she likes to stay physically active with hunting and fishing, hiking and camping, running, skiing, and snowboarding. When she has downtime, Raney enjoys reading and writing or working on her arts and crafts projects. Raney is interested in advancing her education to better serve Montana's rural communities and volunteering her time for dental services abroad. Raney can be reached at rhat10@hotmail.com.

Dental Tales of a Hygienist Who Received the COVID-19 Vaccine

We have all learned that working as a dental hygienist during a pandemic is stressful. Patients were canceling appointments quicker than my sister cancels her Fabletics account after using the two for $24 deal. Offices had to shift routines and form new comprehensive exposure plans. PPE was needed more than ever, but there was a national shortage of gloves...

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...