February 14, 2021

#65 - @Geriatric_Toothfairy Black Visibility in Dentistry with Sonya Dunbar RDH MHA

Sonya Dunbar RDH, MHA, The Geriatric Tooth Fairy

Happy V-day, Peeps! 

Sign up for the upcoming National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference here: https://nmdconference.com/

March 4-6th

Sonya Dunbar speaks on the Future of Modern Mobile Dentistry!


We are so excited to have on the US Navy Veteran, author, entrepreneur, public speaker, teacher, and philanthropist, Sonya Dunbar RDH AKA The Geriatric Tooth Fairy! Sonya’s vitality and effort to push our dental community forward culturally and medically is clear in her words and her life’s work. She walks us through the early days of giving free dental care to her Grandmother’s friends and soon dedicating her time to comprehensive geriatric dental care.

Sonya shares her experience of dishing out an industry-shattering speech at RDH Under One Roof 2020 and shares her experience of black invisibility in the white-dominated dental field and at dental conferences. Her long list of accomplishments makes her one of the most remarkable and dynamic peeps in the field today.

We cover some of these topics and much more:

  • How can we approach geriatric dental care as hygienists?
  • How do you educate seniors on dental care?
  • How can we address a lack of diversity in dentistry?

Sonya Dunbar’s Biography: 

The Geriatric Tooth Fairy Sonya Dunbar, also known as the Geriatric Toothfairy, is a Registered Dental Hygienist, TEDx, and national public speaker guided by over 28 years of dental experience in private practice, skilled nursing facilities, and academia. Sonya and her husband, Gerald Dunbar, are the owners of Mobile Dental Xpress, providing comprehensive dental care to long-term care facilities. In addition, Sonya is a Geriatric Oral health educator and trainer. Sonya is a US Navy Veteran and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Gerontology.Sonya is a serial entrepreneur and successful Cultural diversity workplace coach that increase cultural awareness, knowledge, and communication through interactive educational workshops. She is a Key Opinion Leader on culture and diversity for Crest & Oral-B and known philanthropist. She is the Co-Founder of the National Mobile & Teledentistry Dental Conference, The American Mobile Dentistry & Teledentistry Alliance, and a published author of Golden Nuggets For Life, Co-Author of Modern Mobile & Teledentistry and The Tooth & Nothing but The Truth Books. And if that is not enough, the National Day Archives LLC has proclaimed November 9th of each calendar year as The Geriatric Toothfairy Day.


Find Sonya online:

IG: @geriatric_toothfairy

Sonya’s Videos along with The Suave & Sassy Senior Show: Geriatric Toothfairy Facebook Channel

Youtube: The Geriatric Toothfairy Channel

Preorder her upcoming book: https://thetoothandnothingbutthetruth.com/ 

All of Sonya Dunbar’s Links: Linktree


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