Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)?

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Hickory:
"Typical small town."
Pros: The traffic is bearable. The people are often pleasant.
Cons: It is 20 minutes from home.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Portland:
"Portland is an excellent, small community to work in."
Pros: I work 3 miles from home, and my children's school.
Cons: There are limited jobs available because most people keep their jobs here forever.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Tacoma:
"What I wished I knew."
Get ready for lower pay, not a great chance of full-time work or benefits. Be prepared to be asked to Sell dentistry I.e.: Crowns, Night Guards, Whitening. Not to be utilized to your full potential of your education and second guessed by your employer.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Zillah:
"Love it."
Pros: I love being a hygienist, it's a job that I look forward to! I love restorative hygiene, it's always different!
Cons: I don't like the office I'm at currently. I'm being micromanaged, and I'm not being given the hours I was told I would get.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Media:
Pros: Job satisfaction, making people smile, the flexibility, hours, new materials, equiptment, patients, talking to new people, list goes on and on.
Cons: No clear expectations of employee production and not being valued & utilized for your true abilities, no incentive to value employee solution/opinion on problems. No compromise.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Loma Linda:
Pros: Building relationships with patients and staff. Teaching people how to keep their mouths healthy.
Cons: Pressure to produce... Shortened appointments in order to see more patients a day.

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in Stockbridge:
"Perfect Fit."
The dynamics of every dental practice are very different. Find a practice that shares the same vision you have for dental health and where you have the freedom to implement treatment as you are comfortable doing so based on your education and experience. Never underestimate the value of small consistent changes in moving patients to a state of better oral health.