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And another tip I picked up is if the patient has a lot of stain, polish them first with a coarse grit and minimize the amount of scaling you have to do. Then polish again at the end
Question: Tips and tricks for new hygienists | August 29, 2014
We only have coarse, so I use that on everything.
Question: Prophy paste grit | August 29, 2014
By “flappy” I meant “flabby” lol
Question: Tips and tricks for new hygienists | August 24, 2014
I would love a blue boa, it would almost be worth buying one for myself, although then I would have to keep buying the curly ejectors.
I heard another tip about flappy elderly patient cheeks sucking the saliva ejector and blocking the flow. Try putting a dry angle in there. I am going to try that tomorrow. Keep the tips coming!
I would like suction tips too. I know the curly saliva ejectors work well but if you don’t have those, what do you do? 🙂
Question: Tips and tricks for new hygienists | August 22, 2014
I’m European. We are not known for our perfect smiles. My classmates all had blinding white perfect teeth, it made me feel a little inadequate at times. I have a mouthful of amalgams, wisdom teeth growing in all shapes and my lower anteriors are crooked. Terribly crooked. I have fluorosis on #9 right out there in front lol. It didn’t stop me getting a job almost straight out of school, in a prestigious practice. In fact I think it helps with my patients because I can sympathize with them. They don’t see this blindingly perfect smile, it puts them at ease a bit.
Question: New student without perfect teeth | August 10, 2014
Well, I have never worn a gown. I probably should, but I’m very hot natured, and I would probably get a heat stroke. I wear my scrubs and change them each day.
As for masks – ewwwwwwwwwwww I change my mask every patient, it has been proven that masks get saturated by our breath, and aerosols in around an hour, and therefore ineffective in filtering stuff that is going IN YOUR LUNGS!
I would put my foot down on that particular issue, and I would use a new mask for each patient. If you are not “allowed” I would hand in my notice and buy a box of masks to see me through my notice.
Question: Using same mask all day | July 29, 2014
That seems a lot. I don’t remember my exact numbers, but my first semester was around 20, second, around 25, summer around 10, last semester was less because we had to see only class III and IV and they took more appointments.
Am I reading this right, you saw 55 patients in one semester?
Question: How many patients did you see in school, total? | June 30, 2014
I have had a few interviews lately. It’s very nerve wracking!
these are the questions I was asked:
Tell me about yourself
What are your greatest strengths
What are your biggest weaknesses
Tell me about a situation where you were unhappy in your job and how you overcame it
What is your stance on SRP
How would you feel if you thought your pt needed SRP but the doctor disagreed
How would you explain to a patient the difference between a prophy and periodontal maintenance
Luckily I had brushed up on my answers to these types of questions beforehand, but I still felt afterwards I could have done better. But I get flustered!
Question: Job Interview Questions | May 7, 2014
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