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How to find your happiness again

June 19, 2024
When they realized burnout in dental hygiene is very real, these two RDHs set out to make a difference and help their peers be happy again.

L’Diamante Consulting founders Laura Bettencourt and Danielle Avila want their fellow hygienists to be as happy in their careers as they are. Through their consulting, they work with hygienists one-on-one who are interested in elevating their careers and finding their happiness. They also speak at dental events to share their message. 

The two friends realized just how real burnout is in the dental hygiene profession. Many RDHs who want to change course or find new ways to enjoy the op have no idea where to start. That's where L’Diamante Consulting comes in. Danielle and Laura want all hygienists to feel empowered to take control of their careers, whether that's in the operatory or in another setting. 

Some of the key ways to enliven your career is to figue out what your strengths are, and then building new habits to create an environment that you'll thrive in. They are also big believers in networking. They've atteneded many networking events, including RDH Evolution, where they shared their message of support and mentorship.

They encourage all hygienists not to give up and to shine their unique light in the profession. Everyone has something to give.

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About the podcast

RDH Magazine Podcast is the community of voices you love from RDH magazine, brought to your podcast feed every week. You can expect to gain education and have the RDH magazine community in your ears to complement the content you enjoy online and in print each month.

About the Author

Danielle Avila, BSDH, RDH

Danielle Avila, BSDH, RDH, is a leader who empowers hygienists. With more than 15 years of dental experience, she is a clinical hygienist, writer, and speaker. Her expertise is in team harmony and boosting confidence. As a career coach, Danielle helps hygienists reignite their passion and achieve work-life harmony. She aims for all hygienists to thrive and shine. Contact her at [email protected].

About the Author

Laura Bettencourt, BSDH, RDH

Laura Bettencourt, BSDH, RDH, has more than 15 years of clinical experience. A mother, wife, writer, speaker, RDH, and cofounder of L’Diamante Dental Coaching, she excels in leadership, compliance, hygiene excellence, and periodontal protocols. Laura is dedicated to inspiring growth, empowering clients with confidence and clarity. Committed to education and mentorship, she instills a positive attitude in all aspects of life. Contact her at [email protected].

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