How much should I ask starting pay out of school for a dental hygienist for traverse city, mi?

Question by lm: How much should I ask starting pay out of school for a dental hygienist for traverse city, mi?
I start the dental hygiene program this fall and will be finished june 2010. I am wondering what the starting pay is for a dental hygienist in traverse city, michigan as of today. I have been on and all the like. I am looking for an actual dental hygienist in the area who can give me a better figure. Thanks for the help!

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Answer by ChipinCA
As a dental hygiene student you can join the American Dental Hygienists Association, and your State DHA, they will also have a local chapter (society/group affiliate) get involved with your local group as they do yearly salary surveys. They will let you know average and hi/low salaries, plus benefits and perks. This is great information while negotiating employment. good luck

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Question by Bandit: Oral piercings and infections?
I have heard that oral piercings get infected easier than normal because your moth is dirty, but I have also seen that they don’t get infected easily because your mouth is constantly producing new saliva.

So which is it??

Also, are tongue WEB piercings safe?

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Answer by dentalhyg
If you think about it, the body is going to view the piercing as something foreign- or something that shouldn’t be there. First of all, oral piercings can damage periodontal tissue. Constant contact between the jewelery and gums and tooth structure can cause recession, chipping of the teeth, nerve damage and constant inflammation. The mouth itself is not “dirty” but it home to millions of tiny micro organisms that do have the potential to cause infection. Just because our salivary glands are producing saliva, this does not mean pathogenic micro organisms may/ may not be present.

An infection can become life threatening if it’s not treated promptly, which is why if you do opt for an oral piercing you should maintan proper recare visits to the dentists office.

According to the American Dental Association, “oral piercing carries a potential risk of endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart valves or tissues. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the piercing site in the mouth and travel to the heart, where it can colonize on heart abnormalities. This is a risk for people with heart conditions and, in the worst of cases, results in death.”

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I need extensive dental work need in house financing?

Question by nwatkins_79: I need extensive dental work need in house financing?
I am a single mom and do not have enough established credit to get a card. Most of what I need are root canals and crowns. I was quoted 12,000. I have insurance but they only cover 1,000 a year. I am in pain and the dentist said if I dont fix them now it will be to late to save them. Does anyone know a dentist in the Atlanta GA area that will work with you. And not up charge everything I can only affort about 200 a month.

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Answer by s0ul_exp0sed
thats sad, i wish i knew something or somebody that could help ya.

there are people on this earth that have a home in cali, a home in ny, a home in florida, a home in aspen, 6 cars to their name, motorboats, cellphones, laptops, plasma tvs,

but someone with nerve shattering pain cant make it go away. Im broke, and in the red, but if iwas in the black, id help out.

if i was you, id dentist shop till i couldnt shop no more. beg em, someone will listen

good luck

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