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The hygienist’s blog – coming back bigger and better

It’s a worrying time for everyone, including dental hygienists and therapists at the moment. You don’t need me to tell you that being self-employed and unable to work is a worst nightmare come true. I am hoping the government comes up with an initiative to help everyone in our position. I am searching for ways I can utilise my skills for the greater good. In the meantime, is there something we can do to keep our minds active and allow us to feel like we are keeping our scaler free ‘hands in it’?

Now’s a good time to contemplate how to move forward in the career you are desperate to get back into. Many of us are going to be trying to re-fill our diaries and get the work flowing again. I see this as an opportunity to spread awareness. When the time comes to work again, I want to come back bigger and better than ever before. Here is how I am going to do it, so I thought I would share my tips with you:

Get social media savvy
Shaz Memon wrote a top selling book on Amazon titled ‘Instagram for Dentists’, which is worth reading. Social media at the minute is the way that people are staying in touch with the outside world. With not much else to do, visitors to these platforms will sky rocket.

If you don’t have a business Facebook or Instagram account, you could set one up. Have fun giving your advice and tips to the world to help you feel like you still have an element of being able to create behaviour change in people and improve oral health across the nation.

I plan to do Instagram and Facebook live sessions with other clinicians to help keep motivation and morale up. Come join me @clairelouiseonline on Instagram, or Claire Louise Aesthetics on Facebook.

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