This week Matt chats with Tia S. Meyer, RDH about her journey in dental hygiene and her role as a leader within a DSO in South Dakota and Nebraska. They discuss implications of the term “non-traditional,” and the importance of redefining its meaning and prioritizing inclusion in our profession. Matt … [Read more...] about What does “non-traditional” really mean?
Did you know podiatry and oral health are closely connected? This week Matt chats with Dr. Elizabeth Sanders DPM, AACFAS, DABPM and Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF about their collaborative efforts to educate the dental and medical community this very topic! Learn what inspires their work and … [Read more...] about Putting your Foot in Your Mouth
This week Matt is joined by Stephanie Botts, RDH, BSDH, CEAS about the prevalence of pain in dental hygiene and what we can do inside and outside the operatory to feel better and ensure career longevity. Stephanie is a certified ergonomics specialist with a passion for helping the oral health … [Read more...] about Pain-free Practice is Possible
This week, Matt chats with Annette Smith, RDH, MSDH, about her experience as an educator and member of the ADHA Task Force on Return to Work. They also discuss Annette’s quest to advocate for dental hygienists’ ability to administer local anesthetic and her upcoming role as the Texas Dental … [Read more...] about Quest For Advocacy Leads To A New World
This week Matt talks with Kelli Jaecks, MA, RDH about her journey as both a dental hygienist and entrepreneur. Kelli is an author, speaker and influencer and is passionate about education on a variety of topics. Listen to find out if Matt and Kelli find a way to make a link to the number 100 during … [Read more...] about Our 100-ish Episode
Matt chats with Tammy Filipiak, MS, RDH who is a past ADHA president and leader in the DSO space about her role with Smile Brands. They discuss her recent Johnson & Johnson / ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene, leadership and much more. Episode Highlights Tammy’s background and … [Read more...] about ADHA past president, award winner, DSO leader and mentor
On this week’s podcast, Matt continues his chat with Laurie Clark, RDH, AP, BADH about her work as a dental hygienist at Dignity Health in Arizona. Listen in as she shares her experience working in a primary care setting and being part of the medical team. Plus, Matt reflects on his time at the ADHA … [Read more...] about Medical-Dental Integration in Arizona Part 2
This week Matt chats with Michelle Gross-Panico, DHSc, RDH, Manager of the Community Oral Health Department at Dignity Health in Arizona for the first of a two-part episode on medical-dental integration in the state. Matt and Michelle discuss the many aspects of how oral health is woven into the … [Read more...] about Medical-Dental Integration in Arizona: Part 1 of 2