TIPisode Building Confident Students


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This week on A Tale of Two Hygienists TIPisode we are speaking to all the clinical educators out there! We are joined by Shelley Brown, MEd, BSDH, RDH from Hygiene Edge to talk about helping students build confidence.

Episode Highlights

  • Let the student lead
  • Set them up for success
  • Show confidence in them
  • Have the student use confidence language
  • Give them compliments


“Her lack of confidence in her skills caused me not to trust her with my health.”

“If a patient can’t trust us, it doesn’t benefit either party.”

“They need to feel the responsibility of a successful appointment.”

“If they are not on the right path, ask them questions to guide them on the right path.”

“We won’t be there forever for the student to fall back on so they need to learn to troubleshoot and find the answer for themselves.”

“My instructor will come and confirm my findings.”

“When a student has confidence they relay competence to the patient.”


Hygiene Edge: https://www.hygieneedge.com

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