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Making the Most of Time Off

No thanks to the coronavirus, dental hygienists across the globe have been terminated from their positions. Faced with the loss of work, this challenging time just got a lot harder. If you are one of the many unfortunate individuals struggling with the very same scenario, there is a silver lining.

Now is an excellent time to take advantage of your isolation to determine what the next chapter of your life looks like. Join me as we discuss the best ways to make use of your newfound free time.

A Great Time for Reflection

It’s not exactly a state secret that the life of a dental hygienist can be hard. Depending on how long you’ve been in the field, you may find being fired to be a breath of fresh air. Now you have time to reflect on your career and give it some serious thought.

Were you happy with your position? Has this time made you consider becoming an independent contractor? Doing so could lighten your hectic schedule so that you have more free time in your life.

Get More Schooling

What better way to make use of your free time than to learn new skills? Now is a great time to increase your value so that you have a better chance with prospective dental employers. Obviously, money is tight right now.

But did you know that there are courses available online that won’t cost you a dime? Below are just a couple of classes that will greatly benefit your job search. Dental practices will certainly take notice of your broad skillset.

Implant Dentistry

Taking this free course will serve you well, as implant dentistry is quite limited among dental schools. You will learn the basics of implant dentistry while understanding the procedures for treatment.

WHO Respiratory Virus Course

This course will improve your knowledge of viruses, making you a valuable asset to dental practitioners. Due to the recent pandemic, dental hygienists with a better understanding of infectious diseases are sure to be hired over those without.

Better Yourself

Why not broaden your self as a dental hygienist by learning mindfulness techniques? This course will help you learn how to reduce anxiety and stress in the workplace. It’s a great way to improve your life, both personally and professionally.

Build an Online Presence

This is important if you’re thinking about becoming an independent contractor. Your goal should be to attract potential clients. A great way to do this is by taking a course that helps you build your brand.

Learn Career Development

As a dental hygienist, learning essential skills can help you take your career to the next level. This course provides you with the tools you need to establish goals and see them through.

Update Your License

To continue practicing, dental hygienists must regularly update their licenses. This is usually done every one to three years. This simply consists of completing your educational hours by state.

Now that you have all this free time on your hands, why not get this out of the way? It will be one less thing you need to worry about. Fill out our form or download our app to join the Stynt network!


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