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* 1. Wearing the necessary PPE during the pandemic may cause you to perspire more, make it more difficult to breathe, cause headaches, and have other effects. So what are your tips for getting through the day without coming home feeling exhausted and/or sick?

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* 2. What is the best way to handle another colleague who is not following established infection control protocols? Who would you talk to first and what would you say?

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* 3. What are your best tips for dealing with a patient who is anxious about coming back to the office?

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* 4. What tool (instrument or technology) do you currently use that you can’t live without? Why?

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* 5. Today's world is filled with difficult patients, possible staff shortages, and tight economic times. What do you do to stay positive while at work?

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* 6. What are the biggest barriers to hygienists returning to the operatory?

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* 7. If you could give one piece of advice to the other RDHs who read these stories, what would it be?

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* 8. With this article, we would like to use your first name. If you're OK with that, please tell us your first name.

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* 9. How many years have you been a hygienist?

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* 10. In what state do you practice hygiene?

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