I LOVED temping as a dental hygienist when I wanted a more flexible schedule, but I also had some major horrible experiences. Let me help you work for better offices if you plan to be a temp dental hygienist as well!
Even now, if I wasn't a practice owner myself, I would still be a temp! You can take days off when you want, you won't get hassled by your 'boss' for calling in sick, you don't have to get advance notice for vacation time...being a temp means you work when you want and how you want!
You won't get benefits, but honestly, who cares? These days, most full time dental professionals don't get benefits anyway! The other concern is, you may feel your schedule may not be busy enough if you don't work for an office full time. Guess what? You can be busier! Offices need temps, and they appreciate you so much more!
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With 18 years experience as a dental professional and her own practice, Andrea can help you with education, instruction, advice, and counselling on various dental concerns during an online dental hygiene consultation.
For example, an online dental hygienist can help you determine your level of pain or urgency of your issue.
Andrea can help you understand how and what treatments would benefit your oral and overall health.
--Virtual Dental Hygiene Consultation with Andrea https://dentalelle.podia.com/onlineconsult
Does your child have a tongue tie? What does it look like, when it should be corrected, what can happen if it isn't fixed, and more!
I explain it all in the video below. Tongue ties can lead to poor speech, poor mouth development, facial features not developing in 'an aligned way', etc.
When you invest in either your dental hygiene or dental assisting program, you invest A LOT OF MONEY. This means you need to follow through and pass your courses right?! If you struggle (as many students do) with the heavy course load, maintaining a job, studying nightly...let a tutor help you!
Tutoring is offered fully online and is much more cost effective than hiring private tutors. Click here for more info, for the 'Dental Hygiene Student Academy' and 'Dental Assisting Student Academy' the only couse of its kind that offers FULL TUTORING online for Canada and USA.
I explain how the program works in the video below:
There are so many teeth whitening questions out there! Does it harm the teeth, does it thin the enamel, is teeth whitening safe??
Teeth whitening technicians - let me help you answer the most common questions about the teeth whitening procedure! You want to gain clients, not lose them! You will need to know how to answer their common questions effectively :)
Watch below or click here.
You're worried about how online studying can help you pass the exam? Are review books or in person better? You need structure, you need to know how/what/and when to study.
I've been tutoring since 2005 and back then, it was difficult to convince students that online tutoring was just as good as in person! NOW, online learning is much more the norm. But, when it comes to board exam prep, is it the same?
I go over the specifics in this video below. Why online studying is EASIER and you can focus a lot better that way. You can learn more and take your study notes anywhere. Carrying textbooks is never fun.
Let me help you!
Review of teeth whitening kits, strips, toothpastes and what actually works and what DOESN'T. Key ingredients and products you want to look for...click video below to watch:
--DISCOUNT on this kit use promo code 'dentalelle2022' here: https://wickedwhite.com/product/advanced-led-professional-take-home-whitening-kit/ *if for some reason the promo code doesn't work, let me know by emailing me here and I will quickly get you a new one!
Have fun teeth whitening!
Are you confused about moving and what different states require to maintain your dental hygiene license? 5 min video and I will explain!
Basically, it depends where you will be working. For example, if you took your dental hygiene education in Canada and wrote your board exam in Canada...but moving to the States, you will need to take the STATE exam.
If you're moving within the STATES (not outside) you won't need to take the board exam again BUT your dental hygiene credentials may be different. Can you administer local anesthetic where you live now? We cannot do that everywhere. Can you have your own dental hygiene practice now? We cannot everywhere.
Watch the video above for more details , its under 5 min so nice and fast for you! But, all in all, I suggest contacting your local dental hygiene association where you're locating to and they can guide you on EXACTLY what you need.
The American Academy of Periodontology Classifications are created to help dental hygienists diagnose and treat periodontitis. These guidelines should be followed so we are all consistent in our client charting.
--Up to date radiographs, and charting
--Determine CAL (pockets and recession combined) and bone loss from radiographs
--Does the client smoke? Do they have diabetes (uncontrolled)?, What is their percentage of bone loss?
Example of a statement: Stage I, < 15% localized horizontal bone loss (teeth 17,36), Grade B (smokes 3 cigarettes a day, sometimes 5).
Watch video below for templates and full details!
A recent post in a Facebook group I'm in - someone posted something along the lines of "My daughter wants to be a dental hygienist, I said NO WAY!!! What do you all think? I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy!"
My thoughts below (although you probably already know what I think LOL).
My name is Andrea Twarowski, owner and operator of Dentalelle Tutoring.