Finding a mentor within your profession is an important way to grow, and the mentee also can give a vast amount of knowledge. Partnering someone fresh out of school with someone seasoned in the profession can give both parties a fresh outlook on patient care and professional experience.
New dental products and procedures undergo thorough testing and investigation, so it can take a while to get to market. However, it's important for dental hygienists to be aware of the newest technologies — even ideas that are still in the pipeline — to be able to discuss them and the evidence behind them with curious patients.
Almost half of Americans over 30 years-of-age have periodontitis, a statistic that all dental professionals want to change. One established method of behavior change used in health care is the transtheoretical model of behavior change. Dental hygienists can use this model with their patients to create behaviors that support better oral health.
As a dental hygienist, you do your best to provide your patients with top-notch care in a fast-paced environment. But this can leave you exhausted by the end of the work day. The following article will provide you with some valuable tips on how to relax after work.
Do you ever find yourself considering going back to school and getting a bachelor's degree, if you don't already have one? Have you wondered what the benefit would be if you were to further your education? Are you curious about what roles a dental hygienist can have outside of the clinical setting? If you have questions about returning to school and wonder where to begin, continue reading to see the potential benefits of getting a bachelor's degree.
Increasing patient compliance with home dental care practices can be difficult with patients who have poor hygiene habits and a history of periodontal disease or gingivitis. But there are many reasons why patients don't grasp what dental hygienists tell them at their hygiene appointments. Gum Health Physical can help you break down those barriers and increase patient compliance.