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?
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.
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
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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!
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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!
? Hot topic ahead! Many of us are thinking, what’s the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Employee? Good news is, we’ve tackled it for you! Feel free to watch this! ?
Think you’ve found a unique trick to stand out from the crowd? What if you future employer have seen it before. Want some Interview tips from an expert recruiter? Instead of reinventing the wheel, why not take these expert tips to make your job search go smoothly? Feel free to watch and learn!
Ever had questions about Insurance, disability and liability? You are on the right place! We’ll answer all of your queries! So exciting and informative indeed! So keep scrolling below to view this video and to learn more! ?
You may have a million questions in your head as you are ready to take off (and say goodbye school!). ? I have been there and I can tell you from my experience that if you are not prepared, the real world can be TOUGH.
I call it the real world because school, was honestly NOT what you will see in a dental practice. At school, you learn the gold standards. And hopefully, you continue with the best practices you learned. However, there is so much more to learn.
? Nod quietly if you asked yourself the following questions:
- How do get my license
- Do I need insurance before I apply for a job?
- How do I apply for a job and what do I put on my resume?
- I was told that new grads get taken advantage of, how do I prevent that?
- How do I speak professionally to my new employer, so he/she respects?
- How do I track my production so make sure that I get paid correctly and how ask for a raise down the road?
- Should start temping or should I apply for a full-time job?
- I heard that we will need CE credits. What are they and how do I get them?
- What if I want to do more – teach, volunteer, etc.?
If you can say “yes I had those questions and I still don’t have answers,” this webinar is for YOU!
No one has ever compiled a webinar series just for the new grads, ever! ?
We did a survey and hundreds of students wanted to find answers. So, we decided to make it an official:
NEW GRADS ONLINE BOOTCAMP
- Series of 5-7 webinars (online)
- Style: talk show (inspiration: Ellen show) combined with useful information
- Hosted by StudentRDH/DentalToaster CE online.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
“Insurance, Disability and Liability”
May 22nd – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Susan Cotten, BS, RDH, PMT Founder at Susan Cotten Oral Cancer Consulting LLC
Susan is the owner of Oral Cancer Consulting and works as an Integrative Dental Hygienist. She also serves on The Oral Cancer Foundation RDH Advisory Board and is an advisory member of HPV Free Colorado. Susan is passionate about oral health and particularly oral cancer.
“Advice from an expert recruiter: All about interview questions”
May 22nd, 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST
Cindi Roloson, RDH. Clinical Team Director at Dental Care of New Jersey
Cindi is the Clinical Team Director at Dental Care of New Jersey. She leads a team of more than 25 dental hygienists and 40 dental assistants in five offices providing training, mentorship and retention development, while overseeing strict hygiene protocols, as well as production and reporting of ROI analysis.
“Independent Contractor vs Employee”
May 28th, 4-5:00 pm EST
Audra Morris, Owner/President at Dental Auxiliary Service – Austin
Audra is the owner of Dental Auxiliary Service in Austin, a full-service dental staffing agency serving job-seekers and dentists’ offices in Austin and Central Texas. They also provide temporary and permanent employment services for dental hygienists, dental assistants, business assistants, office managers, and dentists.
“Volunteering in dentistry”
June 6th 4-5:00 pm EST
Dorothy Ferreira, MSDH, RDH
Dorothy has been working in the dental field for 38 years. Dorothy attended Bergen Community College’s Dental Hygiene program and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laud with a bachelor and master’s degree in dental hygiene from Fones School of Dental Hygiene. Besides her clinical work in private practice and teaching at Bergen Community College, Dorothy has vast mission experience having volunteered on 16 missions with Alliance for Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides cleft lip and palate surgery for children in underserved countries.
“Master your clinical schedule”
June 7th, 8-9:00 pm EST
Dr. Joy, BSDH, MHSc, RDH, AADH. Founder of Dr. Joy, RDH.
Joy is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH and the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student planner. She is currently a full-time faculty member at Fortis College in Landover, MD. Joy also serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA, SRTA, and CITA examination boards and is President-Elect for the Maryland Dental Hygienists Association. Joy uses her skill and expertise to implement cutting-edge training in dental hygiene instrumentation and to promote innovation in areas of instrumentation design and techniques.
“Should you go to grad school?”
Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA. Beyond the Prophy® Co-Founder
Jasmin is the Founder of Beyond the Prophy® and Co-founder of MOMgienist®. She has over 15 years combined experience as a dental hygienist, educator, and dental assistant. Jasmin helps the hygiene community to Think Beyond the Prophy by inspiring and empowering professionals to give the best patient-centered care, reach their greatest potential and explore career options that promote excellence.
“Money talk, pay off your loans”
Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, founder of Millenial Mentors and star of Ask Amber
Amber is passionate about disease prevention, expanding roles of Registered Dental Hygienists, and creating efficiencies in current systems to better serve our patients. She is a practicing registered dental hygienist, Clinical Consultant for RDH Magazine, host of #ASKAmberRDH, owner of Millennial Mentor™, and featured author in RDH Magazine and DentistryIQ.
Doug Perry, GetHiredRDH
Doug Perry is the owner of GetHiredRDH.com and a nationally-recognized job hunting and personal branding coach for dental hygienists seeking clinical or non-clinical employment. His passion for personal branding and job hunting for dental professionals started as an effort to help his dental hygiene wife, Tracie Perry, land her first clinical job in 2010. Doug has worked with thousands of dental hygienists across the country to develop resumes, cover letters, and more.
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Floss this, floss that, more floss, floss is everything… It seems like floss will save the world. That’s what we usually hear and believe. But there is so much more to interdental care than floss.
These messages are from Michelle Strange BSDH, RDH, international speaker and famous host of A Tale of Two Hygienists.
Then what else is above floss?
One of the options is interdental brush. That is not something we are used to if we are a new grad or worked with the habit of talking mainly about floss. The course Floss is NOT everything. Consider interdental brush and oral irrigation does NOT discount the usefulness of flossing.
But it show meta-analysis that can open our options to interdental care options that may be more beneficial than floss, such as the interdental brush.
Here is a short guideline on how you can BEST “Prescribe” the right shape/size interdental brush for your patients.
Hello fellow dental professional,
To share with you, we have thousands of users and subscribers at DentalToaster. Our main focus is to provide quality CE courses, that are consistent (like you would expect your toaster to grill you the perfect piece of bread), and fun.
And to add even more value, we would like to send some awesome newsletters to all of our subscribers. This is what I am currently thinking:
- There will be sections in the newsletters (NEW news, public health, wellness, HOT news, etc.)
- The way the newsletter is written will be more “personal” and fun, not like the articles in magazines.
- We can feature magazine articles from various sources too, to not be biased. The writer can add his/her own twist and interpretation.
- This will NOT be a research-based paper.
The goal? To be THE fun newsletter dental hygiene needs.
My inspiration for DentalToaster Newsletters comes from this famous newsletter called the HUSTLE. Their fantastic team digests business news and rewrite them in informative and extremely humorous manners. People like me learn and laugh at the same time. For this reason, they have millions of subscribers and have BIG silicon valley investors backing them up. Can we create something this exciting in dentistry? I hope so…
Think about it, what if dentistry news could be like that?
So what do we need?
- A writer who is deeply informed about the dental world and knows what’s up every month/week.
- OR writers who can occasionally write sections.
- An editor who can combine the sections and make a fun newsletter.
Our audience at DentalToaster is young. We have thousands (even more) of the new generation of RDHs and DMDs.
If you are interested in a position as 1) a writer or a section 2) an editor for the entire newsletter 3) writer for the entire newsletter,
How to apply? -????
- Send to ClaireJ@dentaltoaster.com a summary (3-10 sentences) or your favorite dental related article, product, TedTalk, etc. that happened within the past 30 days.
- Schedule a call with me here. We are hiring immediately.
- Send to ClaireJ@dentaltoaster.com your bio and any other material that can help us understand your skills.
- Leave us your email.
Have a wonderful week,
Claire MS, RDH (Founder of DentalToaster CE online)