A Florida newspaper published an article about a former hygienist who relocated her floral shop. That’s great. We can always use more flowers in the world. The article, though, quoted her as saying, “I didn’t want to clean teeth. It was just a very negative environment. It just got too negative for me.”
Probably just a bad office. Everyone knows it’s hard to switch jobs in Florida.
The cover photograph is our fifth acknowledgement of the recipients of the Sunstar Butler/RDH magazine Healthy Gums Healthy Life Award of Distinction. The 39 recipients appear below (the “not pictured” recipient is Beth McKinney of Washington, D.C., who missed the photo shoot in 2005 due to illness).
By my count, I have seen 23 of them in various places after their award ceremonies. Since I don’t travel that much, it always pleasantly surprises me when I encounter one of them. I continue to be awed by what they mean to the profession on a daily basis.
Nine have written articles for RDH (only five did so prior to winning the award). A few are very active on a state level, or even nationally. They are exemplary representatives of the profession, according to the award’s judges. Regardless of the honor and the efforts undertaken to be considered for the award, the recipients always remind me of someone - you! So many dental hygienists overcome negative obstacles with grace and integrity. The judges always moan about how hard it is to choose just eight recipients from the field of applicants every year.
You should be in the photo next year. Click here to view photo.
My thanks to Sunstar Butler for their role in acknowledging these distinctive dental hygienists.