Michelle and Andrew created ATOTH in 2015. Their first episode launched in November of that year. The goal of this podcast was to help clinicians become more confident in their clinical practice, but also, to add some humor and fun back into the occasional monotony of dental hygiene. These two RDH’s interview experts, and all-around amazing people, to bring you the most-current best practices in dentistry.
Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH
Michelle brings over 20 years of experience to her numerous roles in dentistry. A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina with a Bachelor's of Health Science and the University of Bridgeport with a Master's in Dental Hygiene Education, she focuses her career on expanding the knowledge of her colleagues in all aspects of health care. Her passion for dentistry and its connection to overall health extends to her community and global efforts. Currently, she is the co-founder and co-host of the longest-running podcast for dental hygienists, A Tale of Two Hygienists, the co-founder of Level Up Infection Prevention and TriviaDent, a practicing dental hygienist, and Client Success Manager for MouthWatch.
Andrew Johnston, RDH, BSBM
Andrew has been practicing hygiene since 2009. He started his career working in pediatrics and as a restorative hygienist in a private practice setting. He then moved into a multi-location group practice where he does both traditional hygiene and some restorative. He has a passion for education and humanitarian work. This profession has been great to him and he feels it his duty to make it great for everyone else.
"I've taken away a pearl or two from every podcast, things that have made me be a better and more informed hygienist. They are interviewing all the heavy hitters, the "who's who" of hygiene all in one place! It's like a dream-team DH convention without the registration fees. Michelle and Andrew discuss topics from a clinical standpoint as well as things to inspire you outside of private practice hygiene. Well done you two!"
"I listened to this podcast for most of my time at dental hygiene school. Michelle and Andrew are entertaining and informative. I would highly recommend to all first year students or soon to be hygienists out there who love to learn beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Each week there's something fresh and entertaining to fill in your study breaks. Awesome podcast with fantastic guests and hosts!"
"This review is long overdue and I want to start by personally thanking Michelle and Andrew for their time, commitment and passion in bringing the dental hygiene community such a high quality, relevant and much needed podcast!
No matter where you’re at in your dental hygiene career or what position you fill in your dental office, there is something here for you; all of the “big names” in our profession are here; from the seasoned veterans to the up and comers and they’re very generous with their vast amount of knowledge.
Thank you both again, I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and every podcast has helped me become a better hygienist and has re-ignited my enthusiasm for dental hygiene!
And to all of my fellow listeners to this podcast: if you haven’t yet written a review please consider “paying it forward” for Andrew and Michelle. It is very easy to do!"