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Pat Alden

One word to describe my experience attending ADHA's Center for Lifelong Learning Conference in Nashville, TN….WOW!!

If you have never attended ADHA's Annual Session, you should consider going. My favorite part of the experience was meeting so many bright, accomplished and amazing professionals. Hygienists across this country are breaking down barriers, creating new norms and accomplishing great things. It truly is an exciting time to be a dental hygienist!

One of the keynote speakers was Mike Rayburn. He is a renowned...
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Sarah BorsdorfName:  Sarah Borsdorf

Residence:  LeClaire, IA

Family: Husband, John, and daughter Jacqueline

How I got interested in dental hygiene:  I have always had an interest in the health field and had pleasant experiences when going to the dentist. When I started researching career paths while doing a project in high school, my dad told me to find a job that was “warm in the winter, cool in the summer and you don’t have to work weekends.” At the time, dental hygiene fit that bill!  

My favorite dental hygiene instrument:  The PDT Montana Jack

Changes to dental hygiene practice:  I value the comprehensive dental experience patients have at well-rounded dental offices. The inclusion of everything from a thorough medical history review and blood pressure check; custom dental hygiene treatment; hard and soft tissue exam; explanation of treatment needs and options; and financial coordination makes for a well-cared for and loyal patient. Of course, teamwork throughout the dental office where each member works to their level of education and expertise makes the whole thing work!

Memorable dental hygiene moment:  Throughout my career as a dental hygienist, I have had the opportunity to work and grow with many great dental hygienists, dental assistants and dentists and built a client base of wonderful loyal patients.

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December 15 ~ Distinguished Service Award (word doc) and Hygienist of the Year Award (word doc)

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