A 1969 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Anita Rodriguez practiced traditional dental hygiene in private practices for over 30 years. In 1999, she followed her passion and began providing preventive dental services to elders and adults with special needs with her mobile dental hygiene practice, ElderCare Dental Hygiene Services. Her mission is to make professional preventive dental care as convenient and affordable to her patients as possible.  In 2004, Anita completed her baccalaureate degree at the University of Washington, including certificate programs in special needs and geriatric oral health care through the Dental Education in Care of the Disabled (DECOD) Program, and business administration through the University of Washington School of Business. She is recognized as a state and national leader in the advancement of her profession, and a champion for improving access to dental health care for underserved and forgotten populations. Anita has presented at local, state and national levels on special needs dental care and options for community dental hygiene practice. In 2007, she established one of the first Senior Center dental access programs in the nation. She is a consultant and trainer to hygienists in Washington and other states for developing innovative dental hygiene businesses. She has held various offices in the Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association at local and state levels since 1992, and qualified as the American Dental Hygienists' Association's first student intern in 2003. In 2007 she received top state professional honors with the WSDHA Martha Fales Award. In 2000, Anita and colleagues founded the Alliance of Dental Hygiene Practitioners, an organization that mentors and supports dental hygienists in Washington and other western states who have hygiene practices or are interested in developing community practices.
RESIDENTIAL DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE Saturday, June 9th, 2018 -10 am to 4 pm Please RSVP to catnaps2@msn.com or 360-306-3602 Before April 1st, 2018 How do you build a business to address the oral health care needs in your own community AND earn an income that will support you and your family? This course will open your eyes to the unlimited business potential in your own communities, give you the “bigger picture” of residential care, detail the many facets of operating a successful practice, and guide the first steps of your journey towards being an independent dental hygiene practitioner. Once the basics are demystified, hygienists experience an empowering sense of freedom and creativity to put passion into a plan and then into action. Course materials include a binder and CD of forms, templates, power point presentations, promotional materials, and sample correspondences. 5 hours of one- to-one consulting after the initial training are also included. The cost of the course is $1950, with a minimum of $500 down and the balance on a monthly, no-interest payment contract. You will earn 5 hours of Continuing Education credit for the initial all-day training. Instructor: Anita Rodriguez, RDH, BSDH SENIOR CENTER DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE Saturday, May 5th, 2018 -10 am to 4 pm Please RSVP to catnaps2@msn.com or 360-306-3602 Before April 1st, 2018 Where do your senior patients go for their regular dental care after they retire? Without dental insurance, most of them DON’T!  Most retirees do not have dental insurance and postpone going to a dentist an average of 5 years because of the high costs charged by private dental practices.  In 2007, Washington dental hygienists piloted an alternative - a first in the nation - providing dental hygiene services in senior centers. Thousands of seniors have received care since 2007, and more of these programs are needed in every community. They are connector programs - providing affordable and convenient preventive oral health care to the “silver tsunami” of baby boomer retirees, referring clients to local dentists who will fix “one tooth at a time”. Recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of the top nine innovative, preventive oral health care programs in the nation, they not only fill the gap in oral health care for older adults, they are profitable and sustainable for hygienists! This course will walk you through the steps to creating one or more of these very gratifying programs in your own community. Course materials include a binder and CD of forms, templates, power point presentations, promotional materials, and sample correspondences. 5 hours of one-to-one consulting after the initial training are also included. The cost of the course is $1950, with a minimum of $500 down and the balance on a monthly, no-interest payment contract. You will earn 5 hours of Continuing Education credit for the initial all-day training. Note: Hygienists may want to attend both trainings, so the cost for both classes including course materials for each, is $2990 with a minimum of $500 down and the balance on monthly no-interest payments. Instructor: Anita Rodriguez, RDH, BSDH
Anita Rodriguez, RDH, BSDH
RESIDENTIAL DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE Saturday, June 9th, 2018 -10 am to 4 pm Please RSVP to catnaps2@msn.com or 360-306-3602 Before April 1st, 2018 How do you build a business to address the oral health care needs in your own community AND earn an income that will support you and your family? This course will open your eyes to the unlimited business potential in your own communities, give you the “bigger picture” of residential care, detail the many facets of operating a successful practice, and guide the first steps of your journey towards being an independent dental hygiene practitioner. Once the basics are demystified, hygienists experience an empowering sense of freedom and creativity to put passion into a plan and then into action. Course materials include a binder and CD of forms, templates, power point presentations, promotional materials, and sample correspondences. 5 hours of one- to-one consulting after the initial training are also included. The cost of the course is $1950, with a minimum of $500 down and the balance on a monthly, no-interest payment contract. You will earn 5 hours of Continuing Education credit for the initial all-day training. Instructor: Anita Rodriguez, RDH, BSDH SENIOR CENTER DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE Saturday, May 5th, 2018 -10 am to 4 pm Please RSVP to catnaps2@msn.com or 360-306-3602 Before April 1st, 2018 Where do your senior patients go for their regular dental care after they retire? Without dental insurance, most of them DON’T!  Most retirees do not have dental insurance and postpone going to a dentist an average of 5 years because of the high costs charged by private dental practices.  In 2007, Washington dental hygienists piloted an alternative - a first in the nation - providing dental hygiene services in senior centers. Thousands of seniors have received care since 2007, and more of these programs are needed in every community. They are connector programs - providing affordable and convenient preventive oral health care to the “silver tsunami” of baby boomer retirees, referring clients to local dentists who will fix “one tooth at a time”. Recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as one of the top nine innovative, preventive oral health care programs in the nation, they not only fill the gap in oral health care for older adults, they are profitable and sustainable for hygienists! This course will walk you through the steps to creating one or more of these very gratifying programs in your own community. Course materials include a binder and CD of forms, templates, power point presentations, promotional materials, and sample correspondences. 5 hours of one-to-one consulting after the initial training are also included. The cost of the course is $1950, with a minimum of $500 down and the balance on a monthly, no-interest payment contract. You will earn 5 hours of Continuing Education credit for the initial all-day training. Note: Hygienists may want to attend both trainings, so the cost for both classes including course materials for each, is $2990 with a minimum of $500 down and the balance on monthly no-interest payments. Instructor: Anita Rodriguez, RDH, BSDH
A 1969 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Anita Rodriguez practiced traditional dental hygiene in private practices for over 30 years. In 1999, she followed her passion and began providing preventive dental services to elders and adults with special needs with her mobile dental hygiene practice, ElderCare Dental Hygiene Services. Her mission is to make professional preventive dental care as convenient and affordable to her patients as possible.  In 2004, Anita completed her baccalaureate degree at the University of Washington, including certificate programs in special needs and geriatric oral health care through the Dental Education in Care of the Disabled (DECOD) Program, and business administration through the University of Washington School of Business. She is recognized as a state and national leader in the advancement of her profession, and a champion for improving access to dental health care for underserved and forgotten populations.
Anita has presented at local, state and national levels on special needs dental care and options for community dental hygiene practice. In 2007, she established one of the first Senior Center dental access programs in the nation. She is a consultant and trainer to hygienists in Washington and other states for developing innovative dental hygiene businesses. She has held various offices in the Washington State Dental Hygienists' Association at local and state levels since 1992, and qualified as the American Dental Hygienists' Association's first student intern in 2003. In 2007 she received top state professional honors with the WSDHA Martha Fales Award. In 2000, Anita and colleagues founded the Alliance of Dental Hygiene Practitioners, an organization that mentors and supports dental hygienists in Washington and other western states who have hygiene practices or are interested in developing community practices.
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