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Dental Hygienist in Germany: Cindy M. Canada-Flores, RDH, RDA

Meet a hygienist living her dream as a dental hygienist in Germany. From California to Germany, Cindy enjoys her new life and wishes she had made the move sooner!

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International Dental Hygienist Sarah Twiford, RDH, BSDH

Living or studying abroad was always the dream of this international dental hygienist, Sarah Twiford. After backpacking around Europe in 2016, she felt she had to see more of Europe. See how Sarah came to work as an international dental hygienist in Germany.

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Dental Hygiene Germany: Challenges During COVID-19

What is the best way to practice international dental hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Since dental professionals are uniquely vulnerable when it comes to the transmission of upper respiratory diseases, we are unsure about just how much risk to take on to help our patients.

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Eat The World Culinary Tour: Augsburg

Eat The World culinary tour of Augsburg was a lovely experience. They took us on a historic and culinary walking tour of Augsburg. They also offer tours of other interesting cities in Germany.

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EAZF ZMF/DH “Up to date” Course Review

This EAZF ZMF/DH “Up to date” course review is based on the course from February 2020. Each course is offered in different cities by different instructors. I approached this course reluctantly due to my personal opinions about Germany‘s ‘dental hygiene‘ practice. The following a review of my experience.

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Dental Hygiene Preceptorship – More Harm Than Good?

What is dental hygiene preceptorship, really? Are you a preceptorship trained ‘hygienist‘? If not, do you know any? Have you ever worked with one? I work with them every day. I assure you that a preceptorship trained ‘hygienist’ is no less proud of her title than I am.

So who, would you say, should rightly bear the title ‘dental hygienist’? Do you even need a college degree to practice dental hygiene? I mean, it’s just cleaning teeth after all, right? I’ve taken the liberty to provide a few facts about the training received on both ends of the scale. Then I’ll let you decide for yourself whether preceptorship is good for dental hygiene or not.

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Dental Hygiene Politics: A Brief History

Have you ever asked yourself, “How did dental hygiene, as we know it, begin?” While I remember learning the history and politics of dental hygiene during my studies, the details seemed to vanish into thin air under all of the other hygiene school pressure.

However, I recently came across this entertaining article, “Dental hygiene’s grand history”, by Laurie A. Milling, published in RDH magazine in 2010. Then I saw that there was more where that came from, such as this “100 years of dental hygiene timeline”. After reading these pages, along with a few others, I was so pleased to see how far dental hygiene has progressed as a profession in the US.

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Roentgen Memorial Museum Tour

The Roentgen Memorial is a museum in honor of the work and life of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, Ph.D. It is a must-see for all dental professionals. This museum tour puts the man Roentgen and his work in context as the ‘man who discovered x-rays.’

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Find Your Dream International Dental Hygienist Jobs

International dental hygienist jobs are easy to find online. Below is a comprehensive list of the best job board websites and resources.

These help you find dental hygienist jobs in Germany and Switzerland and beyond.

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Why Dental Hygienist Contracts Are Vital To Success

Dental hygienist contracts are one of the most beneficial documents to have while living and working abroad.

U.S. dental practices do not normally employ a dental hygienist contractually, so this information may be new to you.