36 episodes

Do you want to become a dental hygienist? The Dental Hygiene Basics Podcast (also referred to as the DH Basics Podcast) is hosted by Dana, a dental hygienist and dental hygiene educator. While there are several resources that help students during and after dental hygiene school, there are few available for those who are applying to dental hygiene school. Dental Hygiene Basics was founded to provide insight into the admissions process, display alternative career paths for dental hygienists, and highlight the path to a successful first year of dental hygiene school. Dana has worked with first year dental hygiene students as an educator, and she has seen the struggles they face throughout the application process and their first year of school. Dana believes that preparation powers performance. By sharing personal stories, Dana and her guests motivate, encourage, and prepare future dental hygiene students for these experiences. The goal is to help YOU become a registered dental hygienist!
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Do you want to become a dental hygienist? The Dental Hygiene Basics Podcast (also referred to as the DH Basics Podcast) is hosted by Dana, a dental hygienist and dental hygiene educator. While there are several resources that help students during and after dental hygiene school, there are few available for those who are applying to dental hygiene school. Dental Hygiene Basics was founded to provide insight into the admissions process, display alternative career paths for dental hygienists, and highlight the path to a successful first year of dental hygiene school. Dana has worked with first year dental hygiene students as an educator, and she has seen the struggles they face throughout the application process and their first year of school. Dana believes that preparation powers performance. By sharing personal stories, Dana and her guests motivate, encourage, and prepare future dental hygiene students for these experiences. The goal is to help YOU become a registered dental hygienist!
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    Freshies Co. Founder, Alexis, Carving Her Path in Dental Hygiene

    Freshies Co. Founder, Alexis, Carving Her Path in Dental Hygiene

    On this episode of Dental Hygiene Basics, Dana sits down with Alexis, a registered dental hygienist and entrepreneur, to discuss her inspiring journey into the field. Alexis shares her personal story of overcoming challenges such as being a working mom through school. Alexis also delves into the importance of sustainability in the dental industry and how she promotes eco-friendly dental products through her business, Freshies Co. This episode highlights the demands of dental hygiene education, the significance of self-care, and the diverse opportunities within this profession. Tune in to hear Alexis's advice for students and growth in dental hygiene. 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.
    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: bold.org/scholarships/dental-hygiene-basics-scholarship/
    Timestamps:
    (00:00) Freshies Co. Founder
    (07:46) Alexis’ RDH Origin Story
    (11:16) Being a Mom through Hygiene School
    (12:54) Applying to Hygiene School Three Times
    (16:40) Working through School
    (19:40) Paying Tuition and Fees
    (20:50) Difficulties with the Application Process
    (25:25) Managing Stress through Dental Hygiene School

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    • 34 min
    Know Before You Go: The Cell

    Know Before You Go: The Cell

    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
    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: bold.org/scholarships/dental-hygiene-basics-scholarship/
    Timestamps:
    00:00 Intro to The Cell
    01:27 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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    • 5 min
    The Importance of Networking Before and During Dental Hygiene School

    The Importance of Networking Before and During Dental Hygiene School

    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.com
    Timestamps:
    (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

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    • 12 min
    Bethany's Journey to Dental Sleep Medicine

    Bethany's Journey to Dental Sleep Medicine

    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.com
    Timestamps:
    (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

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    • 39 min
    Dana Discusses What All It Takes to Become a Registered Dental Hygienist

    Dana Discusses What All It Takes to Become a Registered Dental Hygienist

    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.com
    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

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    • 9 min
    Shaping Smiles and Minds with Billie Lunt (Host of the Happy Flosser RDH Podcast)

    Shaping Smiles and Minds with Billie Lunt (Host of the Happy Flosser RDH Podcast)

    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.com
    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) 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

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    • 48 min

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