Amanda Hill, RDH is Navy wife and mom of three teenagers. She has lived all over the world but is currently in the suburbs of Washington DC. Amanda graduated from Old Dominion University in 1996 with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She recently joined the DentalPost team and is really excited to see what work life looks like outside the operatory, all while keeping one foot in clinical hygiene one day a week. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys travel, cooking, volunteering, exercising (okay maybe not enjoys, but does it….) and most especially spending time with her family.
One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. I have worked as little as two days a month when my kids were little. It was perfect. But for as flexible as the work days can be, once you commit to a day the flexibility ends. You […]
Lastly, in our article series, we come to our youngest group, Generation Z. This group is classified as those born in 1996 and later. Gen Z grew up surrounded by the latest and greatest technology. They are just beginning to enter the workforce and their preferences are still being figured out, but being the youngest […]
Moving is hard. Not just the packing, house hunting, school searching and don’t even get me started about finding an emergency contact for your kid’s paperwork, but if you hold a professional state license it could be a career ender. I have been a Navy wife for over 20 years and a Registered Dental Hygienist […]
As we continue on in our article series, we come to the group that seems to be a butt of generational jokes, but all jokes aside there is much to be understood about the Millennial generation and how to tap into what motivates them. Millennials are classified as those born between 1977 and 1995. This […]
Let’s move down the years to the Gen Xers. Gen X was born roughly between 1965-1976. They were raised during a time of change that negatively impacted the family. Divorce and a trend to double income households left them often on their own. Formative events during their lifetime: Fall of the Berlin Wall Challenger explosion […]
Understanding each generation and why they are the way the are, will help us to not only work better together but give us the opportunity to tailor our communication and responsibilities, leading to greater job fulfillment. Let’s begin with the Baby Boomers, usually born between 1946 and 1964. For many years they were the largest […]
I recently attended a dental convention and on the exhibit hall floor I heard the same complaint over and over again: “It’s so hard to find good staff and even harder to keep them.” There was a resounding generational complaint, “These Millennials just don’t have any commitment.” A dentist who is obviously a Baby Boomer […]