Articles with the tag "dental hygienist"

Sample Resume for Dental Assistant

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We’re adding more resume samples to our website! This one is appropriate for a certified dental assistant who is currently employed. Check back often to find an example that suits your professional experience. About this resume Place your name and contact information at the top of the resume, centered. Write a brief summary below your contact information. This two- to four-line description of your core skills should capture the employer’s attention so they read the full resume. This resume is contained to a single…  continue »

3 Fast-Growing Healthcare Jobs for Women

3 Fast-Growing Healthcare Jobs for Women
What do dental hygienists, physical therapy assistants and fitness trainers have in common? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they are three of the fastest-growing careers for women in the United States. The bureau projects increases in demand for these three professions in excess of 30 percent this decade. Experts attribute the growth of these professions to an aging population, a growing desire to make healthy lifestyle changes and an increased emphasis on preventative dental care. Dental hygienists Employment of dental hygienists…  continue »

Temp Jobs for Dental Hygienists

Temp Jobs for Dental Hygienists
As a dental hygienist you’re probably always on the lookout for that perfect job in the dental office that suits you perfectly. But have you ever considered that the perfect job may be jobs, and the perfect office may be offices. In other words, temping may be a good choice — at least “for now.” According to Diane Zack Seigal, founder and president of RDH Temps in Dennis, Mass., temporary employment can be a useful tool at the beginning of a…  continue »

Business Skills Make Dental Hygienists More Employable

Business Skills Make Dental Hygienists More Employable
If you’re a dental hygienist, you’ve spent years honing your clinical skills, ensuring you’re an asset to any dental practice. By adding business skills to your clinical/technical toolkit, you can create a package that will help you snare a position with a top-notch practice and — most importantly, of course — a fatter paycheck. “Every practice needs to make patients feel they’re the most important part of the business. If everyone in the practice has good business skills, things will run…  continue »

The Best Places to be a Dental Hygienist

The Best Places to be a Dental Hygienist
If you’re a dental hygienist (DH), you undoubtedly already know you have a great career: You work with people of all ages, have a high degree of autonomy and are probably earning more than $60,000 annually. In fact, “Forbes” magazine puts dental hygiene at the top of its May 2012 list of “10 Best Jobs That Don’t Require a Four-Year Degree.” So the world agrees that you’ve found yourself a great career. But perhaps you’d love to take your good…  continue »

Dental Hygienists: Why Senior Patients Need Extra TLC

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According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau report, there are now more Americans age 65 and older than at any other time in the country’s history. For that reason, seniors constitute a fast-growing group of dental hygiene patients. By learning how to refine your treatment approaches to suit the needs of this key demographic, you can make yourself more marketable in the employment environment of the future. Reject outdated ways of thinking Your first step toward upgrading your senior sensitivity is to reject…  continue »

Where to Take a Dental Hygiene Career

Where to Take a Dental Hygiene Career
Let’s say you’ve been a dental hygienist for five or 10 years. And, while you love your work and your patients, you’re ready for a new challenge. But dental hygiene is dental hygiene – there’s nowhere to go other than clinical practice and more clinical practice. Right? Wrong! After working in a clinical setting for years, many hygienists have found routes to new – and often surprising – destinations, including public health and private industry. Here’s a look at two…  continue »

How to Boost Your Dental Hygienist Career

How to Boost Your Dental Hygienist Career
As a dental hygienist you are in a unique position to assess and help patients modify their dietary habits. There is a clear connection between nutrition and the incidence of both dental caries and periodontal disease, so it makes perfect sense to work with patients to help them improve nutritional habits. And your ability to help patients make this important change in their lives is one more important item to add to your toolbox of skills. Wouldn’t it be nice…  continue »

Dental Hygienists: Check Out These Online Courses

Dental Hygienists: Check Out T hse Online Courses
If you’re a dental hygienist it’s hardly news that you need to keep up a regular schedule of continuing education courses to stay licensed, which translates to staying employable. And it’s easier than ever before to get a steady diet of courses that will nourish and support your career. This is especially true in this age of online, remote learning. Chances are you can get many of the credits you need without ever getting out of your sweats. Know your state’s…  continue »

Sales Jobs Give Dental Hygienists Reasons to Smile

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If you’re an experienced dental hygienist, you might consider transitioning your skills to a job outside of the dental office. In fact, your dental hygiene education and clinical experience could be your ticket to a position in the lucrative sales field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are currently about 440,000 sales representatives for scientific and technical product companies — a category that incorporates medical and dental sales. And the BLS expects employment in the field to grow…  continue »