This month many of us will celebrate Independence Day with family, food, and fireworks. Personally, I have numerous memories of the places and people I’ve shared fireworks displays with. At the top of my list is my experience at Gils Rock in Door County, Wisconsin. Watching sparkling explosions over Lake Michigan is mesmerizing as everything reflects off the water. It’s truly a sight that lingers as a great memory.
Now, you’d have a hard time convincing my dog that there’s anything special about fireworks, but as the minutes pass she calms down and realizes the noise will subside. Who knows what memories she holds onto.
Adding to July memories, we will once again embrace the high energy that is RDH Under One Roof on July 20–22 in Nashville. For the first time UOR hit sold out status, and we thank the dental hygiene community for confirming that the RDH team fulfills your professional needs. Fireworks may not fall from the sky, but I guarantee the excitement will equal the memories we all hold from the Fourth of July.
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Some UOR attendees this year will be building memories with a new network of dental hygienists you meet during RDH Evolution. The wealth of knowledge you embrace will fill your 2023 with additional new celebrations.
In this month’s issue of RDH magazine, we introduce our readers to the winners of the Cellerant Hygiene Best of Class awards. Within our pages you’ll find products—selected by licensed dental hygienists—that support the success of the clinician. We also share the final article submission we received from Winnie Furnari, and it’s about how the profession is moving from patient-centered care to person-centered care. The message she shares is how we can alter our daily routine to care for people and their personal needs rather than considering them just patients. Winnie provided many of us with memories, and her final message will be long-lasting.
Melia Lewis provides us with a summary on loupes and what features to consider before purchasing them, and Amanda Zubricki shares her wealth of knowledge to build our awareness for patients with hearing loss. If you’re in need of some pointers for anesthesia, be sure to read the CE course by Katrina Sanders about alternative injection techniques.
As you enjoy making personal memories this month, be sure to embrace the moment, be present, and create some spontaneous memories as well.
Until next time, enjoy each day!
Editor's note: This article appeared in the July 2023 print edition of RDH magazine. Dental hygienists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.