Sarah Varney RDH BSDH & Christine Diehl RDH BS
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Today we are joined by the dynamic duo that are building up a generation of leaders that will elevate the dental industry. Sarah Varney and Christine Diehl are the founders of DSO Hygiene Excellence, an accreditation program geared toward dental hygienists. Sarah and Christine talk us through the systems needed to measure success as hygienists and the difficulties we face as a profession. These entrepreneurs dish their thoughts on effective leadership, patient care and system implementation in the dental office.
We cover some of these topics and much more:
- How can we measure if our patients are getting the best care?
- What are the most important factors for a hygienist to track in order to measure their personal performance?
- How do you talk to a patient about fluoride and other periodontal therapy?
- Should hygienists be paid hourly or on a percentage basis?
DSO Hygiene Excellence Team Bio:
Christine Diehl RDH BS
I have 28 years of clinical Dental Hygiene experience. I practice a patient centered approach with an emphasis on the oral systemic connection. I graduated from Parkland College with my degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor's of Health Sciences from Northern Illinois University. Over my career, I have attended a multitude of continuing education, including the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2003 and received an Associate Fellowship from the World Clinical Laser Institute. In 2007, I co-founded White Velocity, a tooth whitening company.We sold exclusively through high end salons and spas. This venture gave me an appreciation of the business side of dentistry.In 2019, Founded CE2 at Decision One Dental. June 2020 Founder and CEO of DSO Hygiene Excellence. My goal is to elevate the profession of dental hygiene by giving hygienists the tools needed to be the Best!
Sarah Varney RDH BSDH
Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree, employed by Kendall Pointe Dental since 1988. Received an Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree in 1995 from Parkland College in Champaign, IL and graduated with Honors from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT with a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree in 2008. Obtained certifications: Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2003, an Associate Fellowship and Dental Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute in 2004, Ultimate Soft Tissue Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute in 2013, Administer and Monitor Nitrous Oxide, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2010, Inspired Hygiene Mastermind Member and Advanced Periodontal Coach in 2011. Member of the Illinois Dental Hygiene Association and the academic honorary society, Phi Kappa Phi. In 2008, became the charter recipient of the Irene Newman award.In June 2019, Founded and became the Program Director for CE2 at DecisionOne Dental.Applied to the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Executive MBA program in May 2019. Received admissions in August 2019 into the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Executive MBA program, Chicago campus, Class of 2021.
June 2020, CEO and Founder of DSO Hygiene Excellence, an organization of dental hygienists in the pursuit of excellence in patient care within the DSO space with an emphasis on leadership, business and national collaboration with other like-minded hygienists to elevate our profession and patient outcomes
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