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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Aug 31, 2022

On this special episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists we are joined by Alyssa Delgado, RDH at RDH Under One Roof conference to talk about diode lasers and local anesthesia!


Special Thank You to our guest co-host Erika Flateau for joining us on this interview and others!


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Episode Highlights

  • Keys to success
  • Propelling yourself through negative feedback
  • Starting a business: The unexpected
  • Diode Lasers 
  • Pre-Procedural Use
  • Coding
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Patient and clinician procedure 
  • Why did you choose this
  • Prilocaine - The Underused Wildcard 
  • A Message to students and new grads




“I used that negative feedback to propel myself with my career into places that I would not have gone otherwise.” 


“The nitty gritty of starting a business was easier than I thought it would be.” 


“Balancing all of the balls in the air, and being a one woman show has been the biggest challenge, and learning when to say yes, and when to say no to opportunities.” 


“The no’s are there to make room to further your yes’s.” 


“When you look at SRP alone with a diode laser it wins every time, even 3 months after the therapy.” 


“The research is there if your are looking at the right thing, you should look at the bacteria, that is where it shines.” 


“I’ve seen the laser do a fantastic job of reducing the microbial count pre-procedure.” 


“Anatomical variation can be so intimidating but for me I look at it as an opportunity to learn, and use your tactile sensitivity.” 


“Ask yourself why you chose the particular anesthetic that you did and evaluate your why.” 


“If you feel stagnant in your career, seek out more information and challenge yourself to see what is out there. Greatness is on the other side of your comfort zone.” 





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