One complaint many hygienists have had about this profession is the lack of benefits. It is never too early to make solid investment choices. Financial advisor Juan Acevedo discusses investing in your education and why where you pursue your education is just as important as what you choose to study. Juan will be lending his expertise in future pieces geared towards helping you understand how to optimally manage your finances.
Career options in dental hygiene outside of clinical practice is a topic of great interest to many hygienists. How can you use your expertise and education to create new, fulfilling career paths? Ruth Marsiliani discusses her transition from clinical practice to sleep apnea educator and practitioner. Also this month, we discuss the dental hygienist as a private contractor. I am aware some hygienists do not like this arrangement, but it may very well be perfect for other hygienists. The theme for this month's newsletter is options, options, options! You have options in how you proceed in your careers. Do not be fearful: be bold. Be creative. Be innovative.
Read the May issue:
Higher education or indentured servitude? Why you probably shouldn't go "all in" yet
Thinking about an alternate career path? Try sleep apnea!
RDH to business pro: How being a private contractor can help you
Ethics in dental hygiene
Diana Macri, RDH, BSDH, MS.Ed., MAADH, is the editorial director of RDH Graduate, a monthly newsletter that targets dental hygiene students and recent graduates new to the profession. Macri is a registered dental hygienist in New York City and co-author of the hygiene blog Empire Hygeniuses. Currently she is an assistant professor at Hostos Community College and continues to practice in a multi-specialty practice in Staten Island. She is a strong advocate for the profession and seeks to promote its expansion and visibility. She practices and teaches in New York City, where she happily resides with her three sons.