Chances are you weren't able to catch all the news on RDH this past month. As usual, there was quite a variety of insightful articles from many industry leaders. But which ones had most of your peers tuning in? Here’s a look at the most popular articles on RDH in January 2024.
The state of hygiene salaries
Salary discussions always get dental hygienists involved, and DentalPost’s 2023 salary survey is no exception, where 1,802 RDHs shared their opinions. The good news is, salaries are on the rise. But the twist is that satisfaction among dental hygienists is actually on the decline. What’s the reason for this dichotomy?
Might license portability finally become a reality?
Dental hygiene license portability has been discussed for years. It would make a lot of people’s jobs much easier. License portability is a great idea that hasn’t been able to gain momentum. But that’s about to change. Licensure portability is a policy that the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has prioritized. Activating the Dentist and Dental Hygienist (DDH) Compact in 2024 is high on their list of goals.
Why did hygienists leave their last jobs?
It’s always interesting to hear what people who are in the same position as you have to say about the state of things in dental hygiene. And dental hygienists are an outspoken group. So, when given the opportunity to provide feedback about why they had switched jobs, dental hygienists spoke up.
Fighting the dreaded canker sores
Canker sores. Most people get them, and everyone hates them. As common as they are, there's still a lot of mystery that surrounds them. Why do they occur? Is there anything that can prevent them? What’s the best treatment? There are a lot of schools of thought about all these questions.
Helping patients fight dry mouth
Among the many things dental hygienists help patients deal with on a regular basis is dry mouth. Xerostomia is a minor issue for some patients, and a life-altering problem for others. Like anything, solutions for dry mouth evolve. What are some of the latest tools you can share with your patients who suffer from dry mouth?