Last week I received 3 emails from leaders that I follow regarding 'Personal Branding' so I was thinking about how this relates to dental hygienists. Unlike the branding you would have for your practice, this is more about YOUR brand and what makes YOU stand out from the crowd.
Having a personal brand can help you excel in your career. It can get you the respect you deserve in your practice and help you get the position or job you want! It is about being ‘that’ person that everyone would like to ‘go to’ when needed.
Along the way, I have heard from many offices that they have ‘that’ dental hygienist in their practice. You could be the ‘one’ who is great with communication and can close case treatment recommendations. You could be the ‘one’ who is known for her/his positivity in the practice – always smiling and willing to help out. You could be the ‘one’ who is well educated in microbiology and uses the microscope and treatment modalities that go along with that. You could be ‘the one’ who is really dependable or the ‘one’ who is great with instrumentation and sharpening of instruments…the list continues.
What makes you the ‘one’? What can you do within your practice to be known as ‘that’ person?
I remember when I was practicing clinically, I was known as ‘The Sharpenator’ or the ‘Sharpening Queen’ and would sharpen everyone’s instruments (hence why I started my own instrument company way back when!) I was known as ‘Hawk Eye’ in another office when I was living in BC because I never missed a thing in the mouth. I was known as the ‘Happy Hygienist’ in another practice because I was always positive and smiling. What are you ‘known’ for? What makes YOU unique and stand out from the crowd? What is your personal brand that ‘shows up’ every time one of your colleagues sees you?
I am looking forward to the summer as I will be known as your ‘QA Coach’! I will be helpful, dependable and will ‘show up’ for you! The Mission Possible project starts up next week where I will be helping those CDHO Registered RDH’s work on their QA Records over the summer! And if you think you can’t spare a half hour or hour each week, you can save the information shared for when you have time in the fall. We have run this program a few times over the years and have always received great feedback, so I look forward to doing it again! You will receive helpful emails every week. We will hold Live Facebook chats in our private Facebook group so that you can have your QA questions answered to the best of my ability! I look forward to working with our QA Coach members. More information on how to join will be found below.
Thank you for reading and I really appreciate your continued support and your feedback and comments! Please find information below regarding what’s coming up! Have a great week!