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Mary Jensen, RDH, MS

Mary Jensen, RDH, MS
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Mary Jensen, RDH, MS, has practiced dental hygiene for 38 years, including three years in Switzerland. She is the Lead Oral Care Specialist with the HyLife Oral Health Alliance—a network of dental hygienists that provide weekly oral hygiene care to dependent seniors. Most of Mary’s weekly clients reside in Memory Care Communities. Along with her passion for the overall health of seniors, is her passion for mission trips. Mary has competed over a dozen trips with Alliance for Smiles. AFS provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries. Mary has provided dental hygiene care on four continents and six countries. She is the recipient of the: Young Caring Clinician Award 2015; Volunteer of the Year Alliance for Smiles 2016; Philips Heart to Hands Award 2017.

Decades of Dental Hygiene: Kym Dallstream Believes Volunteering Led to Career Opportunities

We’ve met some amazing dental hygienists, all at different points in their careers: Fran Tourdot, age 82. Barb Orth, age 75. Renee Ahlf, age 67 and Kelli Dash, age 56. The next chapter in our Decades of Dental Hygiene introduces us to Kym Dallstream, RDH, BS, age 42. Kim is a nonstop volunteer and has used the networking connections...

Decades of Dental Hygiene: Temp Agency Owner Reflects on Changes in her Business

Dental staffing agencies have evolved along with the rest of the profession, and a recent interview with Kelli Dash, RDH, in Illinois reveals her perspective about how temping has changed for dental hygiene. These interviews shared in the Decades of Dental Hygiene column gives us a glimpse into the rich history of dentistry. I have enjoyed interviewing Fran Tourdot, Barb...

Decades of Dental Hygiene: Renee Ahlf, RDH, MS

The dental hygienists interviewed for this Decades of Dental Hygiene feature continue to impress me. We have met Fran Tourdot, RDH, an 82-year-old elder care advocate. We tried to keep up with 75-year-old Barb Orth, RDH, BS, a 5K runner who is still temping. This month, meet 67-year-old Renee Ahlf, RDH, MS, whose dental hygiene career is nothing short of...

Decades of Dental Hygiene: Barb Orth still Temping in her 70s

In the last “Decades of Dental Hygiene” interview, I highlighted 82-year-old Fran Tourdot, RDH, and her career. This next “Decades of Dental Hygiene” interview is with Barb Orth, RDH, BS, who at age 75, is still going strong temping after a fantastic career in private practice and some teaching. Barb and I met for lunch. She had just come...

Decades of Dental Hygiene: Tourdot’s Journey Notable for the Variety of Adventures

History is defined as the study of past events that are connected with someone or something. Have you ever given a thought to the history of dental hygiene? So much can be learned from the dental hygienists who came before us. A wealth of knowledge and experiences are available for those who’d like to know! I had the pleasure of...