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Dental Hygienist #410859
06/29/11 01:41 PM
06/29/11 01:41 PM
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does Ambergris have a dental clinic that would be in the need for a Dental Hygienist (paid or volunteer)

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Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: bren] #411041
07/01/11 10:46 PM
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Only if you are Belizean born,,its a very common occupation for nationals..Non Belizeans would never be able to get this type of work


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Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: bren] #411085
07/03/11 02:16 AM
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A dental hygienist is very different than a dental assistant. Training is much more technical and longer. I suspect there aren't many Belizean hygienists. The pay would not compare to what you are accustomed to either!
That said, Cooper is correct the jobs do go to trained Belizeans first, as they should.

Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: bren] #411086
07/03/11 06:41 AM
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Bren, I don't believe there are any Belizean dental hygienists on San Pedro. There are four dentists and I think one American hygienist who works with her dentist husband.
Your best plan is to visit with the dentists here and ask them if they could use your services.If they do, perhaps they would help you obtain the necessary work permit to work in this country, which you would need even as a volunteer.

Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: bren] #412224
07/20/11 11:24 PM
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Whats different here is that the Dentist are the hygienist. No separation as in the U.S. Boy it saves you alot of money with the under gum scaling etc. Dentistry is one thing that is well covered and done well here. Lots of them as well.


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Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: bren] #412455
07/25/11 04:13 PM
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Dr Mark and his wife Joan, rock, state of the art dental clinic. Felt like I was home for a minute.

Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #412461
07/25/11 05:24 PM
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San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
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Agree on Dr Mark and Joan at Blue Dolphin. I have had a crown put in and my husband, a bridge. Both jobs have been complimented by our stateside dentist.

Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: chunkyruth] #418950
10/15/11 07:55 PM
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thanks for the information. we'll be there for 2 weeks starting Nov. 5th. I'll check out the clinic and see what I learn

Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: chunkyruth] #419377
10/21/11 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by chunkyruth
Agree on Dr Mark and Joan at Blue Dolphin. I have had a crown put in and my husband, a bridge. Both jobs have been complimented by our stateside dentist.


What did each of these jobs cost?

Re: Dental Hygienist [Re: PROBUS] #419378
10/21/11 12:58 AM
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San Pedro/Maplewood, mn, usa
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$1950us for a 3 tooth gold bridge in 2011 and $800us for a porcelain crown in 2009. About 2/3 the price of our US dentist.

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