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About to start the DH program next month and I am a NERVOUS WRECK! Advice??

Hi everyone! I am new to this board and looking for advice. I am starting the program next month and even the thought of it gives me anxiety. I get stressed/overwhelmed very easily and I’m already scared of failing! I guess I came on to see if anyone could help calm my nerves and get advice from anyone who is going through it currently/has graduated. Thank you so much!!



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First, I’d like to give you a big congratulations on being accepted to hygiene school! Being nervous is totally normal! However, I hope you are more excited than nervous. Put the thought of failing right out of your head. You don’t want to psych yourself out before you even start! Easier said than done, but give it a try. It’s all about hard work, dedication, and taking one day at a time. I actually wrote an article a while ago that may help you. Here’s a link: http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-35/issue-11/content/reflecting-on-hygiene-school.html
Use this time to relax before school starts, you’ll be glad you did. Again, congrats to you!

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Congratulations on your acceptance into the program! My one bit of advice is to find a study buddy, perio pal, whatever you want to call her/him. One person who has the same study habits as you and someone who will lend support when you need it, and vice versa.
My “hygiene wife” and I were fast friends, formed a strong bond through school and still have a great relationship today, personal and professional. Oh, and look for a board patient that you can share with another student, and have a back up patient. Good luck!

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