Dental Hygienist

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Dental Hygienist for the last 3 years; wanting a career change

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  1. Dental Hygienist turning Nurse (hopefully)

    Count me in the club too! I'm a RDH who graduated in 2004 and decided to go back to nursing school to expand my career opportunities and for many of the reasons others have described. I actually got accepted to a local nursing program and was suppose...
  2. Do you think fluoridating our water is bad for us?

    This is a very good, logical train of thought, and I appreciate your clear thinking. Yes, water fluoridation works (i.e. reduces tooth decay) So, I supposed we could work towards improving the system except right now we are basically experimenting wi...
  3. Regulation Proposed to Help Protect Health Care Providers from Discrimination

    I have a friend who is a Jehova's Witness and we have spoken on this matter of conscience several times. She would actually love to be a nurse so that she could become a CRNA, but she has decided to abandon that dream because she knows that in nursin...
  4. Do you think fluoridating our water is bad for us?

    I would like to add a few facts and opinions. First off, I voted: "YES" that I think fluoridated WATER is bad for us. But, I think that what happens is people get kind of lazy with their fact-checking and story telling and pretty soon you have thousa...
  5. Anyone hear about MHCC or Clackamas yet?

    Nice to meet you Spotty44!!! Can't wait to meet you face to face. Yeah....I'm dreading how to break this to my employer. It is further complicated by the fact that I (we) don't start till Jan 2009....so I really need to continue to work full-time and...
  6. Anyone hear about MHCC or Clackamas yet?

    I got into MHCC for Winter of 2009 as well. :yeah:WooHoo!!! I was really nervous because it was the only school I applied to but Hooray!!! Too bad I have to wait 7 months before I can start school though. Anyone else on this message board planning t...
  7. Linfield Accelerated prgram worth the tuition?

    I think if you crunch the numbers you'll still find out that you come out ahead (financially) going to community college...even WITH the longer program. Even if you later choose to do a ADN-BSN bridge you'll still be ahead financially...however mon...
  8. What do you expect from your charge nurse?

    mark.
  9. Portland and New Grads

    Not to be a butt-head about details...but I don't even see how it is possible that there will be 1500 new grads this spring....do you mean ANY general college graduates or just nursing grads? ....because last I checked there are only 7 nursing schoo...
  10. Tired of people commenting on my salary

    Not quite $70K...I was about $500 shy last year...but the point is that it's still NOT a lot of money for an american adult trying to live an adult life in a big city with student loans, a mortgage, health insurance, saving for retirement, etc.... It...
  11. Which Nursing Schools Require an Interview in addtion to the GPA?

    In Oregon most of the schools use an interview/points based process as far as I know. The exception is PCC (portland community college) which uses a lottery until 2010 as the previous poster mentioned. I know for sure that Mt Hood Community College ...
  12. What experiences have you had with a doula?

    Hi there....I am only mildly familiar with a doula. In general terms, what services do they provide? Are they a patient advocate? Post-partem support? Also...how are they paid or contracted? Hourly, weekly, per birth, per service level etc. Seems ver...
  13. Tired of people commenting on my salary

    Mostly the public has no idea that dental hygienists make good money, which is fine with me...but it seems like those that do know feel compelled to comment on it. Yeah, it bugs me. It doesn't exactly make me mad or offend me but more like makes me w...
  14. Well, I am a doctor

    Gosh...pulling the doctor card makes me want to barf. Recently the dentist I work for had to go out of town for a few ways to be at the hospital with his dying grandmother. The grandma (RIP) was 88 years old...from what I understood she was basicall...
  15. Writing Telephone Orders/without calling doctor

    I'm not a nurse (yet) but I have to deal with issues of protecting my dental hygiene license even when dentists and office managers tell me to do things that are illegal. It is a tricky situation for sure...of course the obvious answer is "Don't do ...