August 8, 2022


Slick Healthy

Advisory Board Spotlight: Lisandra Maisonett and Karen Davis

Lisandra Maisonett, BS, RDH, PHDHP, EFDA, CDA

What is your “why” powering your passion for dental hygiene?

I grew up in a one-dad or mum residence the place my mom did her very best to deliver for us. She excelled at aligning us with mentors who served us believe in ourselves and what we could complete in daily life. I have normally needed to spend this forward by serving as a mentor and inspiration for other folks. My aim is to assist reignite passions among the my colleagues who experience burned out or will need a reminder about why they entered this profession. Dental hygienists are exceptional and can make a change in the lives of their people by delivering services that greatly enhance their overall health and fitness. Inspiring dental hygienists to embrace and enjoy their career is what ignites me. If I can encourage even just one hygienist, then I have created a distinction.

What is your emphasis for 2022?

My purpose for 2022 is to generate a motion that will choose our profession by storm. The Dental Cleanliness Health Alliance of Pennsylvania’s Countrywide Endeavor Pressure is completely ready to sign up for in with movers and shakers from across the country who will work endlessly to ensure that the community and our legislators are educated and fully grasp we are not “tooth cleaners.” The providers we supply can and will help save lives. It is time to get regard for our profession! It is time dental hygienists are used to their fullest possible in delivering care for the underserved. This alliance will provide expert development opportunities for dental hygienists and, most importantly, take this occupation to yet another level. We have been about for 100 a long time, and our time is now!

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH

Why would you opt for dental cleanliness all in excess of once again?

The explanation I’m so grateful I selected to be a dental hygienist is an straightforward solution: the individuals I get to interact with! I’ve dealt with clients for 42 yrs and have used 36 of those a long time in the similar dental follow. April Fool’s Day is our favourite vacation to celebrate, so we’ve protected the gamut of nuts pranks. In 1999, I expanded the pool of good individuals I get to know in this career when I started out my possess continuing schooling enterprise. I am blessed with so quite a few people I am honored to know and treatment for as a final result of getting a registered dental hygienist.

What is your aim for 2022?

My target for 2022 emerged as I gave the closing application at RDH UOR in
Indianapolis in July 2021. The audience was stuffed with progressive, forward-imagining dental hygienists. I returned home and formulated a approach for my future. I have cherished anything about my talking vocation, but in 2022, I will be presenting new and remarkable information in quite a few acquainted areas, and it will develop into my swan song for the speaking circuit with a crescendo and celebration in February 2023 at the Chicago Midwinter Dental Assembly. More leisure and household time will be welcome following these an astounding job as a continuing training speaker.

Editor’s take note: This posting appeared in the July 2022 print edition of RDH magazine. Dental hygienists in North The us are suitable for a complimentary print subscription. Indication up here.