Student to RDH, What Do I Need To Know? ?

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:


  • Series of 5-7 webinars (online)
  • Style: talk show (inspiration: Ellen show) combined with useful information
  • Hosted by StudentRDH/DentalToaster CE online.


? Insurance, disability and liability – Susan Cotten, RDH – May 22nd, 12 NN EST
?Advice from an expert recruiter – Cindi Roloson, Dental Care of New Jersey – May 22nd, 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST
?Independent contractor vs employee – Audra, Dentalauxaustin – May 28th, 4-5:00 pm EST
? Should you go to grad school? – Jasmin Haley, MS, RDH, BeyondtheProphy – June 8th 4-5:00 pm EST
? Master your clinical schedule – Dr. Joy, RDH – June 7th, 8-9:00 pm EST
? Volunteering in dentistry – Dorothy Ferreira, RDH – June 6th 4-5:00 pm EST
? Money talk, pay off your loans – Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, Millenial Mentors and star of Ask Amber – TBD
? Resume building – Doug Perry  – TBD
? How to start your CE journey – TBD
? Clinical challenges that will hit you as a new grad – TBD
? Special talk with real new grads, their advise – TBD
? Insurance billing – Susan Duncan – TBD



“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?”

June 8th 4-5:00 pm EST
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.


“Resume building”

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.


And more!

?How to start your CE journey – TBD
?Clinical challenges that will hit you as a new grad – TBD
?Special talk with real new grads, their advise – TBD
?Insurance billing – Susan Duncan

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