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Jennifer Howard, RDH, BS, MCM

Jennifer Howard, RDH, BS, MCM
Jennifer Howard, RDH, BS, MCM, is the National Hygiene Mentor for Pure Dental Brands and the Founder and Creative for the Holy Beautiful Ministry for Women. She is an author and speaker and loves the practice of dental hygiene and the ability to help people live healthier, more successful lives. She is a 500-hour yoga instructor and recently moved to the mountains of Virginia from Texas. She has her Associates in Applied Science, her Bachelor’s in Science and Religion, and her Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry and Discipleship. Jennifer recently got accepted into the Doctor of Strategic Leadership program at Liberty University, and she loves to garden and hang out with her dogs.

Mentoring with a Heart: Develop a Template for Dental Hygiene Success

While mentoring has always been a valued concept, mentoring within the dental field in recent years has become the key differentiating factor for clinical success, teamwork, and employment longevity. Mentoring is defined as "a relationship between two people with the goal of professional and personal growth."1 An article in the Clinical Teacher states, "The importance of mentorship within health care...