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RDH Community Connections welcomes new members

Dec. 19, 2023
RDH is building on the success of the RDH Community Connections program by concentrating on all community connections and welcoming its 2024 members!
Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH, Chief editor, RDH magazine

RDH is building on the success of the RDH Community Connections (RCC) program by concentrating on all community connections and not limiting the focus to social media. Our readers let us know we needed to broaden the vision, so we listened and changed. The RCC program will now embrace all communities where an RDH may build a professional connection—study clubs, public health programs, locally, or personal networks are all examples of where dental hygienists are champions at building communities. 
 
RDH Community Connections identifies dental hygienists who have a mission or cause to further promote dental hygiene initiatives. RCC members are the upcoming influencers of the profession, reflective of their efforts in their own communities and networks and with a desire for continued professional advancement.
 
Patterson Dental has been the proud sponsor of the RCC program since 2020. In 2024, Patterson will continue to recognize dental hygienists and the communities where their actions make a difference. Be sure to attend the Patterson Welcome Reception honoring the RDH Community Connections program at RDH Under One Roof in Denver, Colorado, in July. 

2024 RDH Community Connection members

Fleur Bruna, RDH

Joffree Bunleang, BSDH, RDH

Yanira Casasola, MPH, BSDH, RDHAP

Vilma Cordero, MHSc, RDH

Jeannette Diaz, MPH, MS, RDH, RDHAP, FADHA

Amanda Hale, BS, RDH

Kevin Ohashi Lopez, MHA, BSDH, RDH

Caitlin Parsons, RDH, C-IAYT, CEAS, RYT500

Maryam Shamuel, RDH

Jennifer Stanley, RDH

Annie Walters, MSDH, RDH

About the Author

Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH | Chief editor, RDH magazine

Jackie Sanders, MBA, RDH, has over four decades of continual career development and experience in dentistry. As the chief editor of RDH magazine, she strives to remain a proactive personality in the continual advancement of the profession. She has been defined as a motivated trendsetter and dependable colleague and is inspired by her true passion of helping others to achieve their personal goals. 

Updated February 28, 2022