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Happy New Year! So Much To Be Thankful For...

By Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH President   

As the New Year is quickly approaching I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you…

Thank you to those of you who came to our beautiful new facility in Stoney Creek, Ontario.  Thank you to those who came more than once :) Having the opportunity to meet you and get to know you all on a personal level is such a thrill for me.

Thank you to those of you who joined our 2013 Power Group.  We hope you enjoyed the Powerful Series of webinars and were able to take away some powerful tips that can help you in your dental hygiene practice. Our 2014 Study Group webinars are all planned with some great topics coming your way!

Thank you to those of you who participated in our webinars and online courses from the comfort of your home.  I am thrilled that we are so fortunate to be able to share education this way.

Thank you to our Portfolio Manager members.  Thank you for your positive feedback and continuous support.  Beth and I are so thrilled to be able to help demystify the Portfolio process.

Thank you to our dental hygiene facilitators, Jenn Turner, Jeannette Kulik, Nadine Russell and Sue Ellen Umali.  You truly help make the day run smoothly.

Thank you to the rdhu team, Dale, Michelle and Chelsey, who are so dedicated to helping our members.

Thank you to our presenters and corporate partners who help us deliver foremost current education and technology.  We couldn’t do this without you. A special thank you to our corporate partner and my personal friend, Jo-Anne Jones, who’s guidance and wisdom always helps us propel to the next level.

Thank you to the cast of The RDH View, Jo-Anne Jones, Beth Ryerse and Anna Louise Tolan.  You each are a joy to work with, fun and so knowledgeable; I look forward to our 2014 webcasts.  We have some great shows planned for this year!

I am really excited for next year.  This year, we started focusing on helping empower the dental hygienist to think outside the box.  We have written articles and delivered webinars to help spread the message on what is possible.  We will continue on this mission in 2014.  I am elated by the number of emails and phone calls from our members saying that because we suggested something, they were able to find work, or to bring value to their practice and are feeling revived about our profession.  There are so many great things coming our way that I am truly looking forward to 2014.

We are opening a new location in Belleville Ontario, for those of you who live East of Toronto and have never made the trek out to Stoney Creek.  We are coming to you.  This doesn’t mean that you still can’t come to Stoney Creek.  :)  It means you now have 2 locations to choose from.

Bev Woods will be the Educational Coordinator for rdhu East.  Bev has years of experience that she is excited to share and bring to rdhu!  Stay tuned for more information…

The best thing for me this year, is that I have heard from so many how they have learned so much this year from their experience at rdhu.  Some have new business ventures, some have a new understanding of our Quality Assurance program and look forward to planning in the future years, some have an increased skill and see a great improvement with their clients.  I feel so fortunate that a dream that I had 5 years ago now has grown into something that we all take pride in.  Our membership is now over 8000.  We could not have done this without your help and guidance.  So I thank you.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!  May 2014 bring you much health and happiness, success and fulfillment.

See you next year at rdhu!

 


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