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I usually do 4.5 per week. Usually eight hr days but one day a week I do a ten hr day. It balances out though since I only do fives hrs on Fridays 🙂
Question: How Many Days Per Week do you Work? | July 25, 2014
Typically they will replace within a certain ammount of time but you will have to check with your rep! They can usually make it happen!
Question: Broken Cavitron Tips | July 25, 2014
It’s hard when you are temping because you never really know what a doctor will want since they are all different! My office I look At radiographs with patients And explain Any suspicious lesions to them at that time. When I get the doctor I suggest my diagnosis and see what they say. Mist of the time they agree w me. After working w the same dentist for awhile you will get to know how they diagnose and if they are conservative or liberal w treatment.
Question: What does your dentist want you to do? | July 25, 2014
I work in a crazy busy office so our sterilization area is usually backed up. I always go there first if I don’t have a pt. if I still have time after that I usually go try to fill my schedule.
Question: What else are Hygienists doing in their office besides hygiene related duties? | July 25, 2014
I know at the school I went to you need a masters to teach classroom courses but it could be a masters in anything. A
Masters in education would absolutely suffice from what I understand. At my school the clinic professors just needed their bachelor’s degree.
Question: Bachelors degree and still can't teach? | July 20, 2014
I recently went to a great hygiene course by one of the leading periodontists and he said that metal probes were better to use on implants than plastic ones and that we should be probing at every visit. I do use an ultrasonic tip when cleaning implants but it is the plastic coated cavitron implant tip.
Question: Implant care at recare | July 20, 2014
Keep your grades up! That will help you to get Into a hygiene program when you are done with your pre req’s. Also try to get all of the pre req’s done before you get into the hygiene program, that way you will be able to focus your time on the core hygiene classes instead of trying to do everything at once.
Question: Starting prereq classes for DH school, any tips? | July 20, 2014
We treat it case by case. I have some ortho patients who just use OTC fl rinses and can be maintained on 6mrc but I have some who I have on 3mrc and on prescription toothpaste or mi paste.
Question: What is your office's protocol for teenagers in ortho treatment? | July 1, 2014
I explain that we need to remove the local irritant (plaque and calc) before it causes more damage and that if we wait six months the build up will be too much and will have caused damage and possibly further bone loss. Most people who have gone through SRP understand and do not want to have any more bone loss. Showing them x rays always helps too.
Question: PM vs. Adult prophy | July 1, 2014
I have some patients who like this product. I spoke w our sonicare rep about this (she is amazing and is a hyg. Herself) she said that it was not designed for anyone w pocketing above 3mm. She said it was good for ppl w healthy tissue who just need to floss. I don’t personally recommend it much because most people have at leat a few loc. 4mm pockets.
Question: Sonicare Air Floss? | July 1, 2014
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