A common question I get as a tutor is definitely 'how do I start to study?'. There is SO much material to know, but you don't want to study too much, or not enough for the boards.
In my full Board Exam Prep Academy course, I teach students exactly what they need to know. I have all modules supplied for you, video lectures dating two years back (so lots to study!), mock exams, case studies, private facebook group between us and other students, and weekly live tutoring! But, if you want something concise right now, go ahead and download the FREE 10 week study guide on the main page here.
I have one for dental assisting students and dental hygiene students. Good luck! Let me know if you need anything!
Dentalelle Owner + Tutor
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Been there and done that! I've been to school for dental assisting, hygiene (twice!) and restorative hygiene. I've had instructors that dislike me FOR SURE. Granted, I'm a confident one, and I wouldn't hesitate to correct the teacher EVER if I knew she was wrong. Is that bad? Well anyway...
Worst part about an instructor 'not liking you'? She can make your student life hell...literally. Let me share some examples of what I had to go through (does crying everyday after clinic sound familiar??) and how I pushed through...
I can help! Look into the Dentalelle Student Program here, I will help you every step of the way! Full access to all tutoring, modules, lectures, mock exams, case studies and full support by me!
The Dental Hygiene program is INTENSE, and that's putting it lightly!
After all that hard work, sleepless nights, no life, studying like crazy, doing anything to get patients' for clinicals...now it's time to take the exam! After studying like crazy for the exam, and finally passing... now...
It's time to interview for your first job!
I've sat in on several interviews with work and I can give you some insight on what to say, what NOT to say, what to avoid, how to dress...
I LOVE my loupes and can't work without them now. I mean, I CAN, but I feel I'm not able to see as well. I wish I had my loupes sooner! There are SO many out there and I recommend doing your research before purchasing.
They are expensive but also worth it. I paid for mine when I was a student in restorative hygiene and I paid approx $2000 I believe. It was via payment plan so much easier on the credit card.
Watch the video below for my loupes, and I talk about other loupes I've tried and why I didn't like them as much. Also, make sure to get the light! Yes, an extra expense, but SO worth it. Once you see the difference of what a light can do on your loupes, you will be amazed.
-Andrea Majewski - Dentalelle
Ok, it's been a while since I've written a blog post! I've been focusing on my YouTube channel and uploading a few videos a week :). Check it out here.
What have I been up to? Well since my last post, I'm now married (last name now Majewski not Twarowski, so you may still see both last names), we have three fur babies, had a move, and went on our honeymoon to Maldives! Super busy!
Best of all, I've been tutoring students full time now! I no longer work full time as a Restorative Hygienist, but now I am a temp Dental Hygienist and Restorative Hygienist where needed. The change? Oh I love it!
I love being able to focus on my tutoring and working from home. Being a temp means I can basically work when and how I want. If I need a week or two off, I can take that off anytime without feeling the 'heat' from my boss. If I wanted to pick up extra hours, I can also do that anytime!
Watch the video below that I have on advice for new temps. I WISH I had this advice when I started. A few things to make your job sooooo much easier. Otherwise, you will be super stressed trust me...
Andrea Majewski - Dentalelle
My name is Andrea Twarowski, owner and operator of Dentalelle Tutoring.