Charlotte Smiled... ramblings of a dental hygienist that never sits still.
Charlotte Smiled... ramblings of a dental hygienist that never sits still.
I've been a dental hygienist for twenty years...with quite a few side gigs. All of those hustles came from a genuine curiosity about the world around me and a fascination with people and technology. #YOLO
CharlotteSmiled

Hi, I'm Charlotte!

Hi, I'm Charlotte!

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"Dental Hygiene Hell" was the phrase coined by my classmates back in 1998.  I'm sure we weren't the only wanna-be RDH's that thought our program was one gigantic stress inducing, social life strangling, time devouring tornado.

We were neck deep in pharmacology, chemistry, root morphology, histology and all of the other various complicated topics thrown at us at a ridiculously hight rate of speed.  I remember wondering, "How in the world am I going to remember all of this and will I really use it while I'm scraping the plaque off of people's teeth?"  

As it turns out, that program at Saint Petersburg (once Junior) College was the one thing I needed to find that happy niche that all people search for. Have you ever studies Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?  Every single level of that pyramid has been covered because I found a career that makes me happy and well balanced.  

Hence my own "Hygiene Heaven".  


Now, don't get me wrong.  There are days I want to go home, drink a bottle of wine and hibernate for days.  There are patients that no matter how well I try to give them the information and tools to live a healthy life, they continue to destroy their bodies.  There are moments I could strangle my coworkers with the suction cords and stab my boss or myself in the eye with a scaler.  

Enter "Hygiene Hell".


Anyway, more than fifteen years of clinical experience have provided me with some pretty funny and interesting stories so I thought it might be fun to start a blog.  

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