{1 - 24} GreyGrey
{25 - 49} GreenGreen
{50 - 499} BlueBlue
{500 - 4999} OrangeOrange
{5000 - 24999} RedRed
{25000+} BlackBlack

Please confirm that you would like to report this for an admin to review.


CITA

I recently relocated to NC and have to take the CITA in order to be licensed (I could not obtain licensure by credentials since I did not have enough hours accumulated). It has been extremely challenging to secure a patient since I am not working at a practice and do not have a network established. For any of you who have also been in this situation, do you have any pointers on how this process can be made easier?



Confirm that you would like to Remove Email Alerts for your question. You cant undo this and you will not be able to re-subscribe.


3 Answers

What about any nearby DH programs, they might be a resource. How about offering to shadow at some offices that might be willing to help you find a patient. Certain non-profits might be able to help, there are plenty of people who can’t afford cleanings that would appreciate a free one.
This does sound like a tough situation. Good luck!

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


My friend who faced a similar problem befriended a local dentist and screened her patients in their office. She placed an ad on Craigslist and met the respondents at the office, and even took FMX as needed (she paid the office for the FMX). It’s tricky when you are unlicensed as far as perio charting but somehow she did it anyway. She also spoke with anyone she met at local coffee shops etc as a way to network. She found patient but it was a little nerve wracking to be sure.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


I agree with looking into a local DH clinic for patients. I know someone who went to a local free dental clinic ran by volunteers to help the underserved. They are in desperate need of dental care and would be very grateful. Just be sure they aren’t too hard lol (or have too much decay). You can try to screen family or friends just by visually looking but without xrays or an explorer that can be risky. Or explain your situation to a dental office. They may let you come in and screen some of their patients or bring in someone with you you have in mind for xrays and perii charting.

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.


You must be Logged In to Answer this Question

Already a Member, Log In
Not a member yet? Sign Up

Search

Categories

Like Kara RDH on Facebook!