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
“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.
“Volunteering in dentistry”
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.
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.
“Master your clinical schedule”
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.
“Independent Contractor vs Employee”
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.
“Advice from an expert recruiter: All about interview questions”
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.
“Insurance, Disability and Liability”
May 20 – 12pm – 1pm
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.
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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)
We talked with Prof. Marlana Thomas, RDH, about her journey from being an RDH to being a full-time faculty member. Do not miss this interview!
I had the pleasure to interview Ms. Jennifer Hasch, BS, RDH. She generously shared her expertise in Public Health and Advocacy. Read on and watch the video! There’s a lot of information to learn!
If you are looking for tips to create a striking and head-turning dental hygiene resume, then the search is OVER! Read on and learn a lot of tips and advice from Doug Perry.
We are glad to have the opportunity to publish this blog written and proudly shared to us by Rebecca Comstedt, RDH. It is a very interesting story that will make you stop, think and contemplate at the relationship between learning and experience.