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Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association

Student Graduation Packet2017

Your Profession Your Future Your Voice

www.texasdha.org

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Table Of ContentsPresident’s Message

……………………………………………………………………………Membership Benefits…………………………………………………………………………..ADHA/TDHA/Contact Information……………………………………………………………TDHA Meetings and Texas RDH License Requirement…………………………………..Texas Component Contact information

……………………………………………………..Employment Red Flags…………………………………………………………………………Interview Do’s & Don’ts

………………………………………………………………………...Sample Interview Questions…………………………………………………………………..Sample RDH Cover Letter and Resume

……………………………………………………..Networking Opportunities……………………………………………………………………..Resources and Links

……………………………………………………………………………

Transitioning to Professional Membership

…………………………………………………

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President’s Message

To the Class of 2017: Welcome to your new career of Dental Hygiene, I am so proud of each of you for your accomplishments. I am the 2017-2018 President of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association. I have been a hygienist for 39 years and have proudly worked for Dr. Phillip Hinson for those 39 years. The relationships that I share with my patients is so amazing, sharing the family stories, knowing of births, graduations and sadly deaths.  Our practice has a handful of four generation families

(the Grandparents are in their 90’s), we have lots of three generation families.  I cherish the memories that I share with all my patients.  I look forward to going to our practice each day and it

is our practice. Dr. Phil thanks me very much on a regular basis, that I help him to build the practice and how much he does appreciate me. It is my hope for Class of 2017, that you find your Dr. Phil!

I am also proud that I have been a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association for 39 years. Your membership allows you to stay connected.

Over

the years, I have made lifetime friendships that I will always cherish.  

Once again, Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dental Hygiene! Congratulations, Cindy

Crisler

, RDH

President of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association

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Contact Information

TDHA Contact Information

ADHA Contact InformationADHA Office: 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60611

ADHA Website: www.adha.org Phone: 312.440.8900

President:

Cindy Crisler, RDH

c.crisler@texasdha.org

817.925.7601

President- Elect:

Cindie Pierce, RDH

c.pierce@texasdha.org

817.733.2023

1

St

Vice President:

Marian

Tajchman

, RDH, MS

m.tajchman@texasdha.org

361.290.1723

2

nd

Vice President:

Joanna

Allaire

,

RDH,

MDH

j.allaire@texasadha.org

281.312.1517

Secretary/Treasurer:

Chriszelda

Luna,

RDH

c.luna@texasdha.org

832.414.1667

Immediate Past President:

Lynda Bean, RDH, BSDH

l.bean@texasdha.org

254.681.4623

Student Affairs Committee Chair:

Eliska Gauthier, RDH, BSDH

e.gauthier@texasdha.org

337.274.0254

Membership Director:

LeeAnn Winkler, RDH, BSDH

l.winkler@texasdha.org

972.839.7511

TDHA Office:

PO Box

28181

Austin

, TX 78755

TDHA Website:

www.texasdha.org

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TDHA Meetings

There are several types of meetings that are held throughout the year. Those meetings include component meetings, committee meetings, board of trustee meetings, and annual session

Component Meetings

are the local meetings for TDHA. Each component determines how and when to hold these meetings. Some are

tied with continuing education opportunities and some meetings are not. Some components have chosen to combine meetings in order to offer members more at these meetings.

All

component members are welcome to attend.

Committee Meetings

are held either at a pre-determined interval or as necessary depending on the committee.

All

committee members are usually expected to attend and any other members are welcome.

Board

of Directors Meetings

are held

quarterly.

These meetings include reports from the board, component

trustees, and committee

chair.

These are the meetings where the business of TDHA is conducted. Component Trustees and Committee Chairs report their doings over the last quarter and issues are discussed.

TDHA Annual Conference

is the big meeting each

year.

At this meeting our House of Delegates is held and bylaws and rules are changed as necessary. This is also the meeting where elections are held and new board members are installed for the next year. All members are encouraged

and welcome to attend

this meeting.

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Many things are required to keep your TX RDH license current:

Continuing education hours: 12 hours per annual renewal period (8 must be technical and scientific, only 6 may be self-study/4 risk management) CPR certification Jurisprudence every 3 years 4. Documentation is important. Each RDH must keep proper

documentation for 24 months after each renewal period.

Texas RDH License Requirements

For more information or details on the requirements see

http://

www.tsbde.state.tx.us

/

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TDHA Components

Austin Concho Houstonwww.austindentalhygiene.org Facebook:Concho Dental Hygiene Society www.ghdhs.org

Nancy Cline, RDH, MPH Kelley Cole, RDH Janessa Bock, RDH

n.cline@texastdha.org k.cole@texasdha.org

j.bock@texasdha.org  Bay Area

Corpus

Christi

North Texas

www.CBADHS.org

Facebook

: @

ccdha.rdh

Facebook

: @NTDHS1234

Connie Groves, RDH, BS

Daniel

Van Pelt, RDH

Taylor

Wing, RDHc.groves@texasdha.org

d.vanpelt@texasdha.org t.wing@texasdha.org Brazos Dallas Rio Grande ValleyMarque Mathis, RDH www.ddhs.org Facebook: @rgv.dhsm.mathis@texasdha.org Breezy Bonney, RDH, BSDH Gladys Arjona, RDH, Med

b.bonney@texasdha.org

g.arjona@texasdha.org

 

Central

Texas East Texas San AntonioFacebook: Central Texas Dental Hygienists’ Society Facbook: @Etdhs www.sanantoniodhs.org Traci Morrison, RDH, BS Kristen Sparkman, RDH Celia Aviles, RDHt.morrison@texasdha.org k.sparkman@texasdha.org c.aviles@texasdha.org  Collin County Ft. Worthwww.gccdhs.org www.gfwdhs.orgCarli Smith, RDH, BS Sarabeth Ballard, RDHc.smith@texasdha.org s.ballard@texasdha.org

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Job Searching Tip

1. Look at the office website. Does it seem like a place you’d want to be a patient? To work? 2. Search everywhere. Newspaper, online job sites, online newspapers, friends, family, past classmates and teachers, etc.

3. Use a variety of keywords in online searchingRDH, hygiene, hygienist, dental hygienist, dental , etc.

4. Take resumes to offices near your home. Just because they’re not advertising, doesn’t mean they won’t need someone in the near future.

5. Sign up with a local temp agency.

You can contact your local component for agencies in your area

Remember, you will want to like the office as much as you want the office to like you! If it doesn’t seem like a place you’d want to work, don’t work there.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Job Interviews

Do’s

Don’ts

DO wear pants and shirt or a dress; it should be simple, conservative and classic in a neutral color, such as black, brown, navy or tan.

DON’T wear

jeans, anything too

short or low cut.

DO keep your make-up and jewelry understated and natural.

DON’T have long, painted nails, or large flashy jewelry.

DO make sure your hair is clean and neat.

DON’T wear a ball cap or hair hanging in your face.

DO wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in.

DON’T wear tennis shoes, flip flops, shoes with

holes in them.

DO arrive 10-15 minutes early.

DON’T arrive late. If you have

to,

pull

over and call to let them know you are running late.

DO be prepared to complete a formal job application. Have contact information for previous employers, a pen handy, and write neatly. Fill out the application completely.

DON’T

speak poorly of previous employers.

DO

b

e genuinely glad to meet your interviewer. Greet her/him by formal name (Dr. Smith, etc.), stand up straight and walk with energy.

DON’T greet the doctor by his/her first name.

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DO’S AND DON’T OF JOB INTERVIEWING

DO’S

DON’TS

DO bring a copy of your resume.

DON’T come unprepared.

DO

follow up with the office after.

DON’T

chew gum.

DO

ask question.

DON’T

answer with one word answers.

DO

turn your phone off or silence it.

DON’T

Talk on your phone or text at any

time while

in the office.

DO show enthusiasm. Positive feedback from you may determine if you get a second interview or the job.

DON’T

discuss marital status, age, race, religion,

dependents

, health or national origin.

Do be a good listener, as well as a communicator. Be aware of nonverbal communication.

DON’T

lie or exaggerate your accomplishments.

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Interviewing for your first RDH job

Questions to Ask An Interviewer: What are the expectations of this position?Tell me about the equipment and working environment in this office.

What is the overall office philosophy for dental treatment? preventive/periodontal protocols? What hours are for this position?

How is the length of appointment determined?What qualities do you like in an employee?

How are instruments, products, and uniforms selected?What instruments and techniques are already used in the practice?

How is after hours care handled?

How long do you (dentist) plan to practice?

What are the future goals of the practice?

What is the next step after this interview?

May I have your business card?

Experience:

What were your strengths/weaknesses at your last job?

Name 2 or 3 things that you wished you would have done better at your last job?

What qualifications do you have that will help you be successful in this position?

In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?

How do you know when you are doing a good job?

What outside activities are you involved in?

To which professional associations do you

belong

?

Openers:

What do you know about our office/organization?

Why are you interested in this

position?

What qualifies you for this position?

Tell me about yourself. Interests/Hobbies

Motivators:What are your short/long term goals?How does this position fit into these goals?What are the rewards you expect from this position? What do you consider a reward?How do you value what you do?How should others value what you do?Behavioral:

How do you work under pressure?

Tell me about a situation when you were under

pressure

. How did you react?

Would you do anything differently?

What have you learned from your mistakes?

How would you deal with administration decisions/ philosophies with which you do not agree?

What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort? What 2 or 3 accomplishments are most proud of in your life so far? Why?

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Sample Cover Letter

Dear Dr. Doe, I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and am interested in the dental hygienist position that was advertised in last Sunday's Star Tribune. I am a recent graduate from the Normandale Community College dental hygiene program. Since graduation, I have primarily worked as a temporary dental hygienist for Dental Temps, LLC in the city of Anywhere. This has given me immediate experience in a variety of dental offices. I have worked for some of the top dentists in Minnesota, and have treated a wide variety of patients of all ages and health needs. My dental hygiene regimen can be tailored so that it's in line with a particular dental office's best practices. I am skilled in oral prophylaxis, root planning and soft tissue management. I am also experienced in exposing diagnostic radiographs, updating medical histories and periodontal charting. Educating and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral health is one of my passions.

I am confident that my RDH knowledge and background in dental hygiene is what your dental office is seeking for this position. My enclosed resume has further details for you to review. I look forward to having the opportunity to discuss, in person, your dental hygienist needs in the future.

Sincerely, Jane Smith, RDH

Jane Smith, RDH Resume enclosed

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Sample Resume

Jane Smith, RDH 123 Main StreetAnywhere, MN 54321 (952)-555-5555 lastname@emailaddress.com

OBJECTIVE To obtain a position as a dental hygienist in a friendly dental office where patient care is the top priority.

SKILLS AND PROFICIENCIES -Review

and document health history, noting any possible contraindications to dental treatment. -Expose

diagnostic digital dental radiographs.

-

Complete intra/extra-oral exam and periodontal evaluation.

-

Perform oral prophylaxis, root planning, and soft tissue management.

-

Utilize

magnetostrictive

and piezo ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments.

-

Administer of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation.

-

Perform whitening procedures, including fabrication of custom whitening trays. -Apply cavity prevention agents such as

fluoride

and sealants. -Demonstrate oral hygiene techniques, specific for each patient to achieve optimal oral health. -Educate patients on risks of oral diseases and benefits of preventive care. -

Set up re-care appointments using

Dentrix

, Eagle Soft and XL Dent software systems.

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Sample Resume (Cont.)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Dental Temps, LLC – Anywhere, USA Active Dental Hygienist on a temporary basis for various dental practices in the metropolitan areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul.EDUCATION

Normandale Community College –Bloomington, MN

Associates of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene HONORS, AWARDS AND LEADERSHIP

Dental hygiene class presidentMary Homemaker Exceptional Student Award PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

CPR certification

National Dental Hygiene Board Examination Certificate -State of Minnesota

Local Anesthesia Certification

State of Minnesota Dental Hygiene License #A1234

Member of Minnesota Dental Hygienists' Association –

Member of

Normandale

Community College Alumni

REFERENCES

Available upon request

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Networking Opportunities

Attend an TDHA Component Meeting Participate on a TDHA Committee Attend TDHA Annual Session, www.texasdha.org

Attend ADHA Annual Session, www.adha.org

Join TDHA email list info@texasdha.org Attend Hygiene on the Hill Legislative Awareness Day

Attend Professional Conferences

RDH UOR, ADHA CLL, Career Fusion, The Texas Meeting, Southwest Dental Conference, Smiles At Sea

Check out Social Media

Online networks where hygienists can communicate about patient care, new products, and CE. Most local components have a Facebook page!

Take Advantage of TDHA CE Opportunities and Leadership Development courses

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Helpful Resources

American Dental Hygienists’ Association: www.adha.orgAmerican Dental Association: www.ada.org American Dental Assistants Association: www.adaausa.org Texas Dental Association: www.tda.org

International Federation of Dental Hygienist’s: www.IFDH.orgWorld Health Organization: www.who.int

Medicare: www.medicare.govCenter for Disease Control & Prevention: www.cdc.gov

HIPAA: www.hhs.gov OSHA: www.osha.gov

National Library of Medicine:

www.nlm.nih.gov

Who Represents Me (My Texas Senator and Representative: www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us

National Government:

www.house.gov

www.senate.gov

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Transitioning to Professional Membership

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association invites you to stay connected with the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists. At ADHA, we have made it easy for graduating student members to stay connected. You can transition your student membership to active membership for free. As an active member, you will have even more opportunities and benefits.

Unleashing Your Potential Transition to ADHA Active Membership

We encourage you to maintain your connection to ADHA and the dental hygiene profession. With ADHA, you will: Increase your professional edge by taking advantage of state and local networking and continuing education opportunities.

Explore your career options by using our Employment Guide and online Career Center.Get discounts on professional items such as loupes, books, scrubs, car rentals and insurance just to name a few.

You will find all of your member benefits online at

http://benefits.adha.org

.

The transition from student membership to active is simple and free.

Just follow these easy steps:

Celebrate your graduation and licensure!

Contact ADHA in one of three ways.

Login online to your ADHA account and click the

“Convert to Active Member”

link.

Call ADHA at 312-440-8900 and press 1.

Email your

name, ADHA

member ID number, license number and state of licensure to member.services@adha.net.

Enjoy your Active membership at no additional charge!

Take advantage of your membership and transition today!

Questions?Please contact ADHA Central Office

Member Services staff at:

member.services@adha.net

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