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Robert Sandusky, DDS, MS on “For the Love of Teeth, Now and Then.”

Robert Sandusky, DDS, MS has been in the profession for 53 years! He is a Doctor of Oral Surgery and has a lot to share. Curious to know how dentistry was in the 80s? Knowing what happened in dentistry before we started practicing was mind-blowing. In this video Dr. Sandusky shares his experience and advice to help our new grads be successful.

When we all are educated, everyone wins!

Dr. Sandusky graduated from Northwestern University Dental School and completed his formal education with a post-graduate degree from Marquette University Dental School. He has been an attending faculty member at Northwestern’s TMJ clinic and attending staff at Children’s Memorial Hospital.

He was instrumental in the early research and development of today’s popular Bonding materials, doing initial clinical trials of sealants, restorations, and veneers. This leads to teaching and lecturing about bonding. Dr. Bob is one of the founding members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Naomi Amador, RDH on “Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)”

🧐 The field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is growing at a rapid pace. That’s why it is important that we let ourselves continue learning about it. Naomi is full of passion and wisdom, I am sure you’ll have many key takeaways from this conversation.

It’s a good idea that you familiarize yourself with what’s the latest with Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT). Every patient needs to be looked at from a variety of approaches in order to be successful in treatment.

Dr. Alan Stern on, “How to lead with LOVE”

When we leave for work, we don’t leave our humanness at home. Jack Ma once said: “Human beings have the souls, have the belief, have the value; we are creative.”

The single most important factor that differentiates a good leader from a great leader is LOVE. So, what does leading with love look like in the workplace? Find out more!

Brandi Evans, RDH on “RDH Survival Skills”

Though dental hygiene schools are excellent in teaching many valuable skills, our current academic curriculum doesn’t teach many aspects necessary to succeeding and thriving in the REAL RDH life in general.

Why watch this interview? Because it is informative, and some of these true to life experiences can teach us the most important skills that we will use in our RDH lives, with the highest stakes.

Dr. Ankur Gupta, DDS on “Why Dental Hygienists Are Crucial Members Of The Team?”

A healthy working environment promotes an atmosphere that fosters friendship and loyalty. By working together, dental teams can find solutions that work best.

When we all create a safe space where we all can work together as a team without the fear of criticism, new ideas and perspectives will start blooming. How to start? Continue reading below.

Dr. Laura Mach on “What Makes A Good Team?”

If not all, I know many of us want to be a part of a good team. But do we know what makes a good team? To have a good team, there is no surefire recipe for success.

A combination of solid leadership, communication, and access to good resources contribute to productive collaboration. It all boils down to having people who understand each other and work well together. Continue reading below!

Entrepreneurship 101 – Get Your Business Plan Worksheet!

Do you ever wonder how is it like to be an Entrepreneur?

Do you want to have your own business? Do you want to do something for yourself? Do you want to earn more? Of course you do! We all do! If you are reading this post, you are probably already having something brewing in your head.

In 2014, when I graduated from dental hygiene school. I went through the challenge of studying for the national dental hygiene board exam (we know how painful that is!) and knew that a new boards review solution was needed.

Fast forward 2019, StudentRDH is one of the top choices for anyone studying for their boards. And many other businesses stemmed our this one idea too:

  • SmarterDA: Dental assisting exam prep
  • DentalToaster: CE online
  • WakeUp Memory: Systems to improve your brain
  • Inspire the Future Summit: Dental hygiene educators’ conference

Along the way, I picked up some really important skills that can help anyone become an entrepreneur. Of course, I will have many decades to hustle, but I have a feeling that I will not stop. The journey is painful, but it is rewarding. It is similar to going to dental hygiene school. There are an endless amounts of tests and hurdles along the way.

Some challenges involve money, people, or ideas. Some days, we wanted to throw the towel, scream at people, and give up. But the light at the end of the tunnel is so bright, and most of use, RDHs do not regret going to school and getting that degree.

Entrepreneurship is similar!

In my course, I talked about the harsh reality. And what they call “the valley of death.” Isn’t that scary? there is literally a term in business that is called the “valley of death.” But look at the beautiful uphill that you see after the nightmare?Dental hygiene business dentaltoaster

It just means that you have to hold on to your seat belt really tight and keep moving. But you can only continue if you believe in your value 100000%. If you have doubts about yourself, you would want to get out of the darkness and quit. That’s why we need a business plan. Here, I would like to share my favorite “small” business plan exercise.

It is called the “Lean Canvas model!

Adopted by millions of entrepreneurs around the world. Before you write your 50 pages business plan, start here, start small, with the minimum.

Everything fits into one page and you will everything component that moves the business clearly. Then, if you want, to can make a more elaborate business plan.

Take an hour to go to your favorite coffee shop. Give yourself permission to plan your future.

Try this exercise, Click Here!

I hope to see you extra super successful! And my email is ClaireJ@DentalToaster.com if you want a 20 mins free consultation.

With lots of encouragement,

Claire, MS, RDH

Introducing Baretoothapparel + Dentaltoaster Shirt Giveaway!

StudentRDH and Dentaltoaster in partnership with Baretoothapparel.com wants to give you a chance to win a fabulous t-shirt! ?

Let’s Meet Baretoothapparel Owner, Brittany!

My name is Brittany and I recently graduated dental hygiene school in June. I am now working as a dental hygienist four days a week and I feel so blessed to get to do what I love! I currently live in Washington State, but I was born and raised in Alaska.

I started this apparel shop because I wanted to provide a variety of clothing that was trendy, but still had an emphasis on dental. I really love designing dental shirts and it fills my heart to see people wearing my designs!

I really love designing dental shirts and it fills my heart to see people wearing my designs!

How To Join?

How to win a FREE shirt by Baretoothapparel.com? Sign Up below! ? Or you can also tag TWO of your friends on our post on DentalToaster’s Facebook or DentalToaster’s Instagram page! Tik tok, Tik Tok! ⏰ The winner will be announced one week from now! ?

Indeed, bare teeth are happy teeth, see more of what they can offer by checking out www.baretoothapparel.com ?

Looking for High-quality CE courses, find them at https://www.dentaltoaster.com/

You can start any course for FREE and we are PACE approved!

Amber Auger, MPH, RDH on “Money talk, pay off your loans” ?

Let us all get to the very basic of loaning and how to save your money. Honestly, loans aren’t as simple that. ? Don’t worry because Amber and DentalToaster CEO and Founder Claire Jeong, MS, RDH will be breaking everything down for you. ?

It’s a good idea that you familiarize yourself with what’s available, especially with regards to loans and your money. Learn all about Money management and paying debt!