1 RDH covers from the July 1997, September 1997, and March 1998 issues.
2 RDH’s first Web site directory appeared in the January 1997 issue. A feature in June 1997 was the first to employ an “online chat” throughout the entire article as a writing style.
CE, circa 1997
3 Two articles by Drs. Timothy Hempton and Esther Wilkins led the way into the current generation of offering continuing education in untraditional formats.
Votes for you
4 The number on the January 1998 cover represented the number of Washington state citizens who voted for the independent practice of dental hygiene in November 1997.
5 Dianne Glasscoe wrote a Guest Commentary for the April 1998 issue, leading to the monthly appearance of her Staff Rx column by the following January.
6 In the October 1998 issue, RDH printed the results of a state-of-mind survey. Only 47 percent said they enjoy dental hygiene too much to ever consider leaving the profession, and 40 percent wished their next patient would look like George Clooney or Mel Gibson.
7 Dental hygiene students at Tulsa Community College offered a seasonal greeting in December 1998. The students did keep a straight face for most of the photos, but we liked the gaiety expressed in the merry photo used.