Tips on how to be a happy hygienist

April 16, 2015

Issue 4

When it comes to work, it’s easy to measure things like compensation, time off and productivity. It’s a lot harder to put a score on happiness. But no matter what we talk about when we talk about our career goals and job satisfaction, what we’re really talking about ... is happiness.

When it comes to work, it’s easy to measure things like compensation, time off and productivity. It’s a lot harder to put a score on happiness. But no matter what we talk about when we talk about our career goals and job satisfaction, what we’re really talking about ... is happiness.

Pharrell Williams sings about it, bookstores are packed with books about it, the Declaration of Independence name-checks it, and the granddaddy of all big thinkers, Aristotle, called happiness “the chief good, the thing toward which all other things aim.”

We all want to be happy.

That’s why Modern Hygienist partnered with Hu-Friedyto create the Happy Hygienist Campaign: To help foster more Happy Hygienists. In 2014, we conducted a comprehensive study on career satisfaction among dental hygienists. We asked detailed questions about work relationships, office environments, patient care, schedules, instrument satisfaction and more. Close to 1,000 working dental hygienists provided us with deep insight into what matters when it comes to being happy at work. Now, we are unveiling the results in this free e-book.

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While the answers themselves may not be surprising, what came to light was the consistency in responses. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the only hygienist in a rural solo practice, one of many in a large urban practice, or an independent hygienist with your own practice: The same things matter when it comes to being happy as a hygienist.

YOU TOLD US: What makes your day as a hygienist better

In this e-book, we will explore the results of that survey. More importantly, we will provide concrete tips to help you improve your career and be a happier hygienist.

Why? As Colorado hygienist Liz Miller says: “More happy hygienists means more happy patients, and more happy patients mean more happy hygienists!”

And that’s nothing but good.

Want to learn more? Download our free e-book by clicking here.

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