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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

May 29, 2020

This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are joined by Teresa Duncan, MS. This week Teresa talks to us about opportunities available if you decide to step away from Dental Hygiene. 

Teresa is a speaker and writer with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Her areas of expertise include proven accounts receivable and insurance methods, and helping doctors and managers establish solid management systems. A recipient of the Educator of the Year Award by the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries – a component of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, she understands the importance of continuing education.

Episode Highlights

  • Recommendations if you are thinking about stepping outside of Dental Hygiene 
  • Resources
  • Keep up that license



“More of you are looking at opportunities beyond being in the operatory” 

“Conflict resolution, unfortunately, is one of those things we learn on the fly, but there really is tried and true systems behind it”

“Some corporate positions are mentoring newer hygienists” 

“You will have a steady salary, and you will have benefits” 

“If you have a niche, and you are really good at something, narrow in on that” 

“You are going to want to brush up on your business skills” 

“Communications and conflict resolution skills are key” 

“Check into that dream job that you wanted a couple of years ago, chances are with all the shifting that is going on, that it might be available” 


“Don't worry about the cons, start going what if, what if, what if” 



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