Kathleen's Blog - June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020 at 4:00 AM
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Thank you to all of you who registered over the weekend for the Donley, Botbyl and Ryerse Collaborative program 'Beyond the Pandemic: How Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Emerge Stronger'.

If you haven't seen any of these presenters before, you will be in for a treat! They were our guests on The RDH View on Friday. We had fun and at the same time, learned a lot! This session is now available for viewing. Click here to watch if you missed it!

Dr. Tim Donley, Dani Botbyl, RDH and Beth Ryerse, RDH have sifted through tons of research since the beginning of the pandemic and continue to do so. They have spent hours putting this program together to help us emerge, stronger than ever. They started this collaborative effort by publishing an article together. Click here to read their article. From there, this learning series was conceived.

This program is more than receiving 4.5 hours of CE. This is about collaboration. Working together to help us be stronger, as a team, during and beyond the pandemic.

There is such a disconnect right now between many dentists and dental hygienists that I really want to encourage you to join in on this program AND invite your dentist to register as well. (If you are independent, please invite your team to register!)

We often take our own courses (specific to dental hygienists or dentists) and often work in silos. We can get excited about what we have learned at a course and come back and try to get everyone on board. Sometimes, that is a difficult thing to achieve (I am sure you have experienced this yourself!).

We need to take some courses together and make it a collaborative effort.

Collaboration is all about people coming together to contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective, project, or mission.

This is a great opportunity for you to set aside the time to participate in this learning series and then schedule time after the series to discuss as a team and create a plan to implement. (Remember to track your execution and follow-up to see if change is happening; otherwise, chances are, that change won't happen!)

Take note of key items that you would like to implement into your practice.

By collaborating:

o It helps us problem-solve

o It brings our team closer together

o It allows us the opportunity to learn from one another

o It opens up new channels for communication

o Collaboration boosts morale across our teams

o It makes for happier team members when we feel we are being heard and together come up with a solution...which leads to higher retention rates and loyal team members!

o Collaboration makes us more efficient clinicians and in these times, efficiency is key!

Following the series, I would love to hear how your team has changed, what gems you picked up from this series and what changes were made to your practice to benefit your clients and your practice!

Enjoy your week! Thank you for reading and for being a part of rdhu.

Please find info below for what is coming up and have a great week ahead!

Kindest regards,

Kathleen