Keynote speaker — On Friday, Aug. 6, RDH Under One Roof features Jeanne Robertson, a North Carolina humorist who will present, “Humor: A strategy for success for dental hygienists.” With the striking physical characterstic of height (her Web site describes her as “bare–footed with her hair mashed down, she's 6'2” in her size 11 stocking feet”), she has been a professional speaker since 1976, collecting numerous awards during her career. Her presentation will help the RDH UOR audience fine–tune their sense of humor, as well as understand the dynamics of being funny in the dental setting. (Another note of trivia is that Ms. Robertson competed in the Miss America Pageant as a young woman and earned the Miss Congeniality title). For more information about other general session speakers at RDH Under One Roof, visit www.rdhunderoneroof.com.
Lodging — The host hotels for RDH Under One Roof are quite visible from a distance at Walt Disney World. The roofs of the Swan and Dolphin hotels feature, naturally, swans and dolphins. The swans are 47 feet tall, while the upended dolphins stretch out to 63 feet in height. The Swan and Dolphin Resort is generally considered to be on the upscale side of Disney's resorts. The rooms feature Westin's Heavenly Beds, as well as the amenities of a safe for valuables, ironing equipment, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, and coffee maker. Each room's 32–inch HDTV is plugged into Walt Disney's Resort Information System, so it's extremely difficult to miss out on a single event occurring at Walt Disney World. The hotel is smoke–free. Four guests are permitted to a room. The rates range from $174 to $224 a night (not including taxes). Reservations can be managed at www.rdhunderoneroof.com. A phone number and e–mail address for Preferred Convention Services is also provided at the Web site. The rates above, though, apply only through the room block managed by Preferred Convention Services. Book your rooms early!
Tip of the month — RDH One Under Roof typically stages three types of seminars. The “general sessions” are usually hosted in larger rooms where more seating is available. These seminars are part of the tuition — no additional fee. Usually, there are plenty of seats for attendees who wish to listen to a presenter. But it would not hurt to arrive a few minutes early. The other two seminars are called hands–on workshops and small group workshops. The rooms are smaller and contain a precise (smaller) number of seats. Sometimes an additional fee is assessed, so look for the fees when you register, and sign up early. Also, make plans to arrive early. A waiting list is compiled, and tardy attendees run the risk of losing their seats.