Take care of YOU! We have been hearing more and more about Repetitive Strain Injuries, Fatigue and Pain which leads to a shortened career of Dental Hygiene! Take time for yourself. We get so busy during the day that we often don’t take even a couple of minutes to stretch throughout the day. Make it an effort to stretch and move your body. Hydrate frequently throughout the day by drinking water. Eat healthy snacks on the go! Go out for a walk (if you have time over lunch) to clear your head and re-energize yourself for the afternoon. Meditate for 5 minutes (there are lots of free aps). In order for us to create career longevity we need to pay attention to the little things we do every day. What we do or don’t do every day matters.
"We all have those clients who are not brushing long enough, or too hard or miss areas. Try the Oral B Genius. This powerbrush has Position Detection and connects via Bluetooth so that your clients can track their brushing.
"Join QA Coach and receive webinars that are related to your SMILE Portal! Linda McLarty, from Germiphene and an Infection Prevention and Control Specialist, along with Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH walk you through the Infection Control portion of your Practice Profile. This week Kathleen will be recording David Goodman, from Heaven Can Wait, regarding the Medical Emergency portion!
"If you are a ‘Temp Dental Hygienist’, there is a new app that can help you find work! “TempStars is Canada’s premium dental hygiene temp agency, our cutting-edge mobile technology makes it easy for dental offices to find a good dental hygienist fast.” Click here for more info!"
"If you have completed Ultrasonics I and II, we encourage you to keep going to receive your “Excellence in Ultrasonics” series framed certificate. Elevate your skills and knowledge, proudly display your certificate on your wall and add this accomplishment to your resume. The Ultrasonics III is now being held in the new Dentsply Sirona facility in Woodbridge, ON. Join us offsite at this wonderful location!"
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"Re-taking courses is a great thing! If you have taken a course at rdhu in the past, it may be time for a refresher!
I wanted to share with everyone the great day I had at Essentials for Documentation. I learned a lot of new information that I will be able to use starting tomorrow. (I had previously taken the same course 5 years ago ( May 2012). I was hoping that I would feel that I received value in taking the course again.) I certainly did, as well as spending time with like-minded peers and receiving a certificate for my Smile Portal.
It happens to be a 3 hour drive and my co-worker/friend and I considered possibly leaving an hour early... we ended up being the last 2 people to leave the building!! After finding out about our long drive home, Anna Louise shared that we would probably be discussing each other’s learning nuggets and that this process/discussion is considered Peer to Peer for our Smile Portal! We were thrilled!! And she was right, we started right in the car "creating" new templates/ideas for our office. Thanks again for a great day."
"Make sure your Emergency Medical Kit is up to date! Emergency medical equipment must be kept close at hand and available to all team members. Necessary equipment includes a portable oxygen tank and an emergency medical kit. It is important that the oxygen cylinder is full and the medical kit is checked frequently for expired medication."
"If you are struggling to keep your mirror from fogging up when you are using the ultra-sonic scaler (cavitron), pour a bit of mouthwash into a cup and dip your mirror in the mouthwash and your mirror will be fog free."
The winner for submitting the Tip-of-the-week during the first quarter is Robin Southorn, RDH!
Robin wins a yearly subscription to Dental Hygiene Quarterly! Congratulations Robin!
For every tip you submit, your name will be entered into the draw! The next winner will be selected by June 30th.
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