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We’re back from another incredible RDH Under One Roof event! This year, we traveled to the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas to learn and share alongside our extended RDH family. After hearing from nearly 40 unique speakers, we’re feeling energized about the future of dental hygiene and what our friends in dentistry are doing.

What is RDH Under One Roof?

This three-day, high energy event brings thousands of dental hygienists together to discuss the biggest topics in dentistry. This year’s major themes covered dental health and habits including public health, the impact of vaping, opioid addiction, and ever-growing teledentistry. From hands-on workshops to networking events, this is truly a one-of-a-kind event for dental hygienists.

Biohacking Your World”

I was honored to speak to a packed room on how we can “biohack” our lives and careers to “10x” our productivity. The interactive session offered tips on how to maximize time and gain more energy so we can be the best version of ourselves – both in our personal and professional lives to better support our patients. A big “thank you” to everyone who attended the session – I loved meeting you all, and look forward to a more productive and fulfilling future together! 

2019 Highlights

RDH UOR was action-packed and filled with passionate movers and shakers within the industry. Here were some of our biggest takeaways:

  1. Dental Hygiene Has Left the Mouth!  
    The industry is trending toward total body health. In fact, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, new research shows that more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms. Healthcare as a whole is researching the oral-systemic connection from the mouth and it is making RDHs front line health professionals.
  2. Hygienists Are Redefining Their Careers.  
    With advancements in technology, hygienists are also adapting. Whether it’s taking control of their schedule by temping or moving into public health, myofunctional therapy, and teledentistry, we will continue to see great changes in how RDHs work.
  3. Science Was All Over the Exhibit Hall Floor. 
    At the forefront of dental hygiene is innovation. Dental hygiene is making huge strides in laser technology, toothbrush design, subgingival air polishing, and ergonomics. These are all aimed at helping not only patients become healthier, but clinicians too!
  4. The Climate of Companies is Changing.
    Hygienists are being put in the power seat in practices. As the culture of companies continues to push toward greater collaboration, many more are seeing the value that the hygienist has in dental offices. The hygienist is increasingly becoming the key decision-maker to lead the patients in the right direction of care.
  5.  The Importance of Knowing Yourself.
    Kindness, self-awareness, and understanding why you do what you do will lead to great job satisfaction and higher performance overall. Take the time to learn your strengths, examine your personality traits, and study of data of “you” to better understand yourself and others and ultimately become a better RDH.

To all the friends and partners we saw at our booth, thanks for stopping by. We’ll see you at RDH Under One Roof in Denver in 2020!


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