Thank you Yvette!

We want to give a huge thanks to our outgoing president Yvette Wagner. We typically present a plaque of appreciation during our May CE, however, since we went virtual this year we had to meet up this summer. Here’s a small sample of just how much you mean to us, Yvette!

I’m very appreciative of Yvette when she listened to my challenges at work and encouraged me to stand up for myself. Thank you, Yvette, for your support!

Julia Levitt

Thank you, Yvette, for your service as GADHA President.  You were a calm and gracious leader for our Component.

Nancy Cline

I appreciate how Yvette is also willing to serve with a smile. As GADHA President, she served on the ACC Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee this past year. Thank you, Yvette!

Michelle Landrum

I’m very proud of you Yvette. You stepped up to be our President and did a great job! I hope to keep working with you for a long time.

Kirsten McGee Young

I’ll never forget the short time I was able to spend with GADHA in Austin. Thank you for being such a welcoming, genuine, and supportive presence always.

Heather Milner

Thank you, Yvette, for making our members feel welcomed!

Josette Chen

Yvette, your mentorship is so special to me. Thank you for being so calming and naturally pragmatic. Your humor relaxes me on stressful days and your smile is simply contagious. I hope you enjoyed your year of presidency and can’t wait to serve with you again.

Melissa Vetter

Full-Time RDH Position!

Rose Dental Group and Avery Ranch Dental, both Strive Dental Management companies, have a long-standing reputation of serving the greater Austin community for over 25 years. We are excited to announce that we are currently seeking customer service oriented Registered Dental Hygienists to join our dynamic team! Our hygienists work in a highly collaborative environment and will be partnered with one of our dental leaders. Our practice has a strong culture of teamwork, mentoring and gratitude, as well as an ongoing commitment to the delivery of high-quality patient care. 

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for patient data collection and documentation, patient education and the delivery of preventative and periodontal dental treatment as part of the Doctor-directed oral hygiene team.

• Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene required
• Registered Dental Hygiene license in Texas required
• Current CPR certification required

• Guaranteed base compensation of $73,000 for full-time positions or 35% of net production – whichever is greater 
• Signing Bonus ($1,000)
• Participation in health and other fringe benefits

• Northwest Austin
• North Austin
• Round Rock
• Southwest Austin
• Avery Ranch

If interested, please contact or call 512-493-2224. We look forward to hearing from you!

Unique RDH Position!

Council Oak Perio Looking for Full Time Hygienist

As a hygienist, you are well aware that periodontal disease has been linked to so many other systemic health issues. Our Periodontal practice in Central Austin is dedicated to helping our patients on their road to health and we are seeking the right hygienist to join our team. The right candidate will be one who is passionate about their profession and excited by the opportunity to see the impact their service can have on patients’ lives.

If you are ready to grow in your career, here is what our team wants you to know:
 – We are a collaborative, hardworking, humble team who is united in our goal of bringing health and smiles to our patients for life
 – Work-life balance is important to us. We serve our patients Monday through Thursday from 7 am – 4 pm. In December we work Fridays so we can take time off over the holidays.
 – We have comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Check those out here:
 – You will work out of a bright, light-filled hygiene room with turn over time between patients.
 – We hold weekly team meetings that help us learn, grow and support one another
 – You will have the opportunity to participate in our hygiene study club
 – Start date is August 3, 2020

Our ideal candidate will be:
 – Passionate about their profession
 – Compassionate, kind and personable
 – A team player
 – Willing to learn
 – An exceptional communicator. Spanish would be a bonus.
 – Experienced with at least 2 years as an RDH

We know there are many opportunities for you to choose from right now and so we are offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus which is conditional on a 2-year commitment.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

If the above excites you, then we want to hear from you! 

Please send your resume to or call 512-453-1600. 

Looking for The Best!

~ Part-Time but will become Full-Time ~

We are looking for the BEST! The best personality, the best clinical skills, the best teammate. We have a beautiful new office which is rapidly growing. Inside we have all the tech: fully digital charting, photos, xrays, CT scan, all the toys! Our first priority is always customer service. We want our patients to have a one of a kind dental experience, each and every time they are in our office. We also work hard, work as a team, and hold each other accountable. Training, and continued training, is something we highly value. This means you will learn from experienced dentists and office managers. This is a growing opportunity, and an opportunity for you to put your stamp on an office. If you feel strongly about your skills, and are looking for a long term home, please send us your resume at and we will get back to you shortly. Days, times, and pay can be discussed at that time. Looking forward to meeting you!

Posted 07/04/20   

ACC Summer DH Patients Needed!

Dear GADHA Members,

Austin Community College will be having summer clinics this year. Would you or someone you know like to be a patient for our students this summer before school starts?

We are looking for patients who are periodontally healthy (no periodontal pockets greater than 4mm and no recession) and who visit the DDS regularly. We see children 6 years and older, adolescents, and adults.

ACC follows the CDC guidelines and OSHA recommendations for infection control and have made changes to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We will be screening everyone in the department on a daily basis as well as our patients before they enter the treatment area. Everyone in the department will be wearing masks at all times. This is true for patients too unless they are being worked on. We will be practicing social distancing and are asking patients to show up on time for their appointments rather than early.

To minimize aerosol production we will be hand scaling and not using the air/water syringe, ultrasonic, or polishing teeth.

Fee: $20 for a comprehensive exam, cleaning, and x-rays if you do not already have them.

Time commitment: 3 to 4 appointments (each appt is 3 hours in length)

Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday  morning and afternoon appointments

If you would like to be a patient this summer you can call (512) 223-5710 to leave a message and your call back number or email Teri Frank at

Thank you for your consideration on behalf of the students, faculty, and staff.

Take care and stay safe.


Kimberly McDougall, RDH, MS First-Year Clinic Coordinator

GADHA President Melissa Vetter has volunteered as a patient mentor since 2016.