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Dental Hygiene Ventures: Hygienist Finds Path in Nutritional Counseling

Dental hygienists who are lifelong learners, science nerds, and thrive on changes and challenges are amazed at what can be accomplished. Courtney Beth Anderson, RDH, a 2009 AAS graduate of Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois, believes in going the distance with her career, and she is frequently undertaking new challenges. As a child with "bucky teeth," Courtney didn't smile...

75 Hard: Dental Hygienist Describes Vigorous and ‘Hard’ Journey

"We can do hard things" is a mantra that seems to be everywhere. Authors Glennon Doyle and Alan Packer wrote of the challenge. This isn't a new idea. President John F. Kennedy's "moon" speech in 1962 proclaimed, " We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but...

Entrepreneur Hygienist Ingrid Adeogun Launches PANGA with Eco-Friendly Homecare Products

Learn more about Ingrid's eco-friendly, dental products company, PANGA, at https://www.wearepanga.com/ Has the amount of garbage, especially plastics, used in dentistry ever crossed your mind? Though one-time use items such as plastic barriers, air/water syringe tips, prophy angles, sterilization pouches, and everything in between are imperative for infection control and keeping our patients as safe as possible, dentistry certainly creates...

Assisted Hygiene: Patricia Farmer, RDH, Offers Guidance on Increasing Production

Want to know how one amazingly energetic dental hygienist can produce $42,000 to $50,000 a month? Using time management and performing every task allowed under her state guidelines, this hygienist has created a superb daily flow. Assisted hygiene changed the trajectory of her career. Patty Farmer, RDH, graduated from Prairie State College in 2002. Her LinkedIn account reveals a vast...

Big Sky Dental Hygienist Spreads Access to Care Across Montana

A special thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring the Today's RDH Honor Awards and for their unwavering commitment in supporting the profession of dental hygiene. A rodeo mom in Montana, who has leveraged her dental hygiene career to improve access to care, both on and off Native lands, is one of the three recipients of the 2020 Today’s RDH...

Honor Awards Recipient Launched Business for Long-Term Care Facilities

A special thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring the Today's RDH Honor Awards and for their unwavering commitment in supporting the profession of dental hygiene. An entrepreneurial provider of dental hygiene services at nursing homes in western Montana is one of three recipients of the 2020 Today’s RDH Honors Award. Heidi Halverson, RDH, BSDH, LAP, is the owner of Dental...

Virginia Hygienist Used Public Health to Launch Efforts for Underserved

A special thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring the Today's RDH Honor Awards and for their unwavering commitment in supporting the profession of dental hygiene. A Virginia dental hygienist who has a stellar reputation for her volunteer efforts and launching free or reduced rate dental clinics was named as one of the three 2020 Today’s RDH Honor Award recipients. Diana...

Whitney DiFoggio (Teeth Talk Girl) Launches Tooth Purse with a Mission

If you have ever been interested in getting more involved as a dental hygienist or if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to volunteer, Happy Teeth presents feel-good gear for health-care professionals. Happy Teeth is not only a super cute purse in the shape of a tooth, but it is part of a whole collection of bags designed by health-care...

Different Stages of Career: Meet Kim, The Gung-ho Seasoned RDH

In part three of our series, we move our way up the ranks to a hygienist who has many years of experience under her belt. Kimberlee Faria, RDH, is a Massachusetts native who has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 1990. To view the previous articles in the Different Stages of Career series, click...

Different Stages of Career: Midstream Hygienists Agree on “Understanding Your Worth”

As I mentioned in part one of this series, Different Stages of Career, part two will focus on a dental hygienist from Massachusetts, who wishes to remain anonymous. She did attend the same dental hygiene school with Mary Reis, RDH (who was featured in part one). The goal of having two hygienists with the same career experience is to...

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