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Dental Hygiene Basics

Your Path to Dental Hygiene School


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  • 33. Know Before You Go: The Cell

    05:45
    Get ready to dive into the essential concepts that you should know before starting dental hygiene school! This episode covers the basics of cellular biology and how it ties to your education throughout courses like pharmacology, radiology, and histology. Don't miss out on this helpful review to excel in your future classes! See the full transcript HERE. Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERE. Slide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.com Timestamps:00:00 Intro to The Cell01:27 The Cells of the Oral Cavity 02:16 Why are Cells Relevant to Dental Hygiene?04:00 The Phospholipid Bilayer 04:52 Reach Out With Questions!

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  • 32. The Importance of Networking Before and During Dental Hygiene School

    12:33
    It's not what you know, it's who you know! Learn networking tips on this episode and hear about Dana's captivating transformation from a shy individual to a confident networker in the dental hygiene field. Explore the significance of networking early in the hygiene application process, joining pre-dental societies, and seeking shadowing opportunities. Discover the benefits of building relationships with professionals through in-person and online networking. Tune in to this episode for valuable insights on long-term career success and personal growth in the dental hygiene community. See the full transcript HERE. Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERE. Slide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.comTimestamps:(00:00) Intro(02:24) How to Start Networking(05:47) Using Social Media(07:41) Ways to Network for Specific Hygiene Programs(09:00) Building Relationships and Maintaining Them
  • 31. Bethany's Journey to Dental Sleep Medicine

    39:01
    Bethany Montoya, creator of Human RDH is a dental hygienist specializing in dental sleep medicine. She takes us through her incredible career journey, from music education to finding her true passion in dental hygiene. She shares how she overcame challenges, including expulsion from high school, dropping out of college, and being a mom in dental hygiene school through determination and hard work. Bethany also emphasizes the transformative power of mentorship and building a supportive network for personal and career growth. Don't miss this inspiring conversation! See the full transcript HERE. Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERE. Slide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.comTimestamps:(00:00) Bethany’s RDH Origin Story(06:40) Specializing in Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorders(16:08) Bethany’s Struggles in High School(28:30) Her Hygiene Application Process(31:00) Balancing Kids and Hygiene School(33:26) Final Advice for Students
  • 30. Dana Discusses What All It Takes to Become a Registered Dental Hygienist

    09:54
    Did you know that after you graduate dental hygiene school, you are still not considered a registered dental hygienist? Well, unless you take and pass all of your state/national board exams first! I had an interesting discussion with a student that I tutor for the national board exams. She stated she did not know she would need to take a board exam when she decided to go to dental hygiene school! After this discussion, I decided I needed to share ALL of the steps that it takes to become a registered dental hygienist in your state. FYI: graduating from dental hygiene school is only the start of it! Be sure to check out ADHA.org for your state requirements!Looking for more resources? Check out www.dentalhygienebasics.comSee the full transcript HERE Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERESlide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.com
  • 29. Shaping Smiles and Minds with Billie Lunt (Host of the Happy Flosser RDH Podcast)

    48:38
    Are you feeling jitters for an upcoming interview for dental hygiene school? In this week's episode, educator and podcast host, Billie Lunt shares her perspective as a professor who is on the application committee! She talks about her #RDHoriginstory and how she developed a passion for dentistry, which all started when she developed a geminated tooth! Her advice is invaluable to those looking to get into hygiene school. You'll get to learn how she recommends students prepare for this life-changing transition and how to stay afloat despite the many hurdles that come with hygiene school. I love that she prioritizes students' well-being and is always seeking ways to improve her program. You can find her on Instagram @the_happy_flosser and on her podcast "The Happy Flosser RDH" for tips and tricks when you get that acceptance letter! Looking for more resources? Check out www.dentalhygienebasics.comSee the full transcript HERE Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERE Slide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.comTimestamps: (00:00) Billie’s RDH Origin Story (08:01) Interviewing Tips (14:04) The Truth About Two-Year Hygiene Programs (22:55) Being A Successful Dental Hygiene Student (37:07) Costs to Expect (38:34) Learning Clinical Skills
  • 28. Transform Your Dental Hygiene School Application with a Powerful Personal Statement

    12:57
    On this episode of the Dental Hygiene Basics, Dana shares valuable insights on crafting a compelling personal statement for dental hygiene school applications! She emphasizes the importance of a substantial personal statement reflecting passion and journey. Dana stresses the need for proofreading and seeking feedback to enhance the quality of your statement. She encourages applicants to highlight their achievements, motivations, and personal stories to stand out to the admissions comittee. Additionally, Dana advises addressing weaknesses, showcasing personal growth, and gaining dentistry-related experience through volunteer work. Looking for more resources? www.dentalhygienebasics.comSee the full transcript HERE Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERESlide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.com Timestamps: (00:00) Insider Tips for Personal Statements(02:46) Ideal Length of Statement (03:54) Grammar and Writing Skills(05:52) Must-Haves for Your Personal Statement
  • 27. Laura and Danielle Talk Preventing Burnout in Dental Hygiene

    35:06
    Danielle and Laura (L'Diamante Dental Coaches) delve into the hot topic of preventing burnout and promoting overall well-being in the dental hygiene profession. By promoting healthy habits in hygiene school, students can create longevity for their career to be the best providers they can be! Through their valuable insights and strategies to mitigate burnout, they empower listeners to thrive in their careers and achieve their full potential. If you're looking into becoming a dental hygienist and want to reach your professional goals, this podcast is a must-listen for practical guidance and support from industry experts!Looking for resources? Check out www.dentalhygienebasics.comSee the full transcript HERE Want a question answered on the show? Fill out the DHB Questionnaire HERESlide into my DMs HERE: Instagram: @dentalhygienebasics Facebook: Dental Hygiene Basics Twitter: @DH_Basics Email:DHBasics@protonmail.comTimestamps: (00:00) Danielle and Laura’s RDH Origin Story(08:05) Burnout in Dental Hygiene (15:29) Applying to Dental Hygiene School(18:54) Preventing Drop-Outs(22:51) Advice for Applicants (26:38) Struggles in the Program (27:51) Tips for New Hygienists- Preventing Burnout