career

Is it time to talk with your boss about compensation?
Is it time to talk with your boss about compensation?With a new tax act passed by the government, now is the time to speak with your boss about a possible raise or promotion.
Are you suffering from burnout?
Are you suffering from burnout?In a world of long hours and grueling work, it’s no surprise that many hygienists are experiencing stress and strain.
Should you go to work if you’re sick?
Should you go to work if you’re sick?With only so many sick days to go around, more employees are heading to the office when they’re ill.
Lessons learned from applying to work at a dental school
Lessons learned from applying to work at a dental schoolWhy interviewing for this position was a sobering experience.
A day in the life of a dental hygienist
A day in the life of a dental hygienistBeing a hygienist certainly isn’t easy, but it does offer its own unique rewards.
Wild swings in the practice of clinical hygiene
Wild swings in the practice of clinical hygieneThe trend of lower pay and unreliable schedules is affecting many American workers, including dental hygienists.
Survey reveals 48 percent of hygienists don't feel adequately compensated
Survey reveals 48 percent of hygienists don't feel adequately compensatedLack of recognition and no opportunity for advancement were cited as major concerns.
The perks of dating a dental hygienist
The perks of dating a dental hygienistWhat it's like to have a friend with benefits — dental benefits, that is.
The clinical procedure that can make or break your career
The clinical procedure that can make or break your careerBeing able to recognize and diagnose periodontal disease is critical for hygienists.
Corporate vs. private practice: which is better for hygienists?Exploring the pros and cons of these workplace settings.