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...

Today’s RDH Honor Awards 2019 Recipient: Debra Snelling, RDH

A special thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring the Today's RDH Honor Awards and for their unwavering commitment in supporting the profession of dental hygiene. In Sugar Land, there’s a six-foot giant tooth named Tillie who crusades against dental disease. All of the words in the preceding sentence are true and not plagiarized from a comic book. Tillie is worth...

Today’s RDH Honor Awards 2019 Recipient: Mandy Macachor, RDH

A special thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring the Today's RDH Honor Awards and for their unwavering commitment in supporting the profession of dental hygiene. Gauri Mona Patel and Aaron Seubert are the dentists at Bayshore Dental, which is in a north Milwaukee neighborhood known as Whitefish Bay. Whitefish Bay is a very family-oriented community, with a diverse demographic....

Today’s RDH Honor Awards 2019 Recipient: Jennifer Geiselhofer, RDH

A special thank you to Dentsply Sirona for sponsoring the Today's RDH Honor Awards and for their unwavering commitment in supporting the profession of dental hygiene. The blue-and-white van is easy to spot on the streets of Denver. The elliptical logo for Dental At Your Door stands out high on the blue rear side of the van. After almost five...

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...

Hygienist Profile: Getting to Know Whitney aka Teeth Talk Girl!

The Today’s RDH Hygienist Profile is an ongoing series that features dental hygienists who have expanded their career beyond clinical work, are putting a unique spin on dental hygiene, or have gone above and beyond as a preventive specialist. To kick off the Today’s RDH Hygienist Profile series, we interview Whitney, RDH, BS, also known as Teeth Talk Girl!...

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