December CE

Join us for our last CE of the 2022!

Seminar Information: 

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022

Location: GADHA Zoom Webinar platform 

Time: 6:30 PM Membership Meeting

7:00 PM Lecture start

CE units – 1.5 Maximum
Cost to attendees: Free – $25

Course Title:

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Mental Health in Dentistry

Talks of burnout, stress, anxiety and depression have never been so widely talked about in the dental profession as it is today. With the increase of stress from the COVID-19 pandemic and increased demands of being clinical dentistry, it is no wonder so many dental professionals are leaving the profession and reporting feelings of burnout. This course will identify symptoms of burnout and ways to combat burnout in dentistry. I will take clinicians through my personal journey with burnout and what I did to reignite my passion for dentistry. 

This course will also focus on mental health disorders and its impact on oral health. This course seeks to identify signs of anxiety and depression in our patient population. The goal of this course is to bring awareness to mental health issues in patients and clinicians. The course will also provide resources and strategies when dealing with patients with anxiety and depression, and other mental health disorders. 

Course Objectives: 

The learner will be able to 

  1. Identify signs of burnout in dental practitioners.
  2. Modify their care for patients suffering mental health disorders.
  3. Assess the patient’s oral health status and its correlation with the patient’s mental health.

Speaker :

Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH, has been compassionately blazing trails personally and professionally for more than 10 years. As a clinician, educator, author, and champion for public health issues, she inspires industry colleagues with unique stories that include triumph over abuse and discovering her identity as “The Latina RDH.” Celebrated as her family’s first college graduate, Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry She now hosts A Cuento De Dos Higienistas podcast. Amber is recipient of numerous national and state awards and academic scholarships including being named 2021’s Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know & 2022 Sunstar Award of Distinction recipient. Amber is the co-author of Smiles Por Vida a Spanish & Spanglish not for profit children’s dental book. Amber also has a monthly column with RDH Magazine.  A powerful speaker and advocate, Amber is one of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s powerhouse allies for underserved populations. Her leadership has included the influence of oral health public policy in her home state and beyond as she motivates and empowers clinicians through presentations of perseverance and resilience.  Amber is also the founder of Latin RDH, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the Latin dental hygiene community. 

Parmer Lane Family Dentistry position available!

Great Opportunity!

Parmer Lane Family Dentistry has an opening for a Registered Dental Hygienist in Northwest Austin. We provide a fun, professional environment so that you can focus on exceptional customer service. We provide training so that you can merge seamlessly with your new team. At Parmer Lane Family Dentistry we are focused on preventative treatments for our patients. We are looking for someone that is looking for a new place to call home.

Monday & Tuesday
7 AM – 4:30 PM

1 hr lunch

Wednesday & Thursday

6 AM – 3 PM

1 hr lunch

  • Competitive pay based on exerperience
  • 401 K
  • Porfit sharing
  • Team CE
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid time off
  • Uniform

*Provide resume with desired hourly wage

October CE 10/13/22

Virtual Webinar on October 13th!

Our October CE welcomes Speaker Speaker Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA and her course “It’s Never Been a Better Time to be a Dental Hygienist: An Exciting Review of Career Roles, Opportunities, & Pathways for the Modern Hygienist.” As usual, ADHA members receive this CE for free and our guests can register for $25.

Our raffle this month benefits Texas HyPAC.


It’s Never Been a Better Time to be a Dental Hygienist: An Exciting Review of Career Roles, Opportunities, & Pathways for the Modern Hygienist
with Speaker Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 – 6:30 PM CDT

Speaker Name: Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA

Bio: Melissa K. Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA, affectionately known as @thetoothgirl, is on a powerful mission to transform the future of dentistry for both patient and practitioner. An award-winning speaker, key opinion influencer, and hygienist, Melissa represents a new generation in dentistry through a focus on inclusion, practitioner well-being, and innovative technology. She is a 2022 recipient of the Sunstar Award of Distinction, the dental hygiene industry’s highest honor, and is a top dental content creator nationwide. Melissa works closely with product/service companies and DSOs to drive conversations on brand strategy and development.

Chief hygiene officer and director of social strategy for Cellerant Consulting Group, she leads the Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Awards, an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies and products in the dental space.

An expert in teledentistry and mobile healthcare delivery, Turner is cofounder of the National Mobile & Teledentistry Conference and is a founding board member of the American Mobile & Teledentistry Alliance, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit membership association.

Turner is creator of the I Heart Dentistry Network, a community focused on supporting under-recognized groups of dental professionals and is cofounder of The Denobi Awards Gala, an annual red carpet awards program honoring outstanding individuals and unsung heroes who move the dental industry forward. Learn more at

Course Title: It’s Never Been a Better Time to be a Dental Hygienist: An exciting review of career roles, opportunities & pathways for the modern hygienist

Course Description: It’s a new day in dentistry, and the future for dental hygienists is strong and bright! With ever-increasing roles and responsibilities both inside and outside of the dental op, this course will review the pathways available for modern hygienists – influencer, advisor, educator, entrepreneur and more! It’s never been a better time to be a dental hygienist…this is our time to shine! 

Course Objectives: 

  1. Understand the role of the dental hygienist in the past and present, including a deep dive into state practice acts to discover the many variations of clinical roles hygienists hold  
  2. Discover the latest current opportunities dental hygienists have both inside and outside of the op 
  3. Learn from personal stories of dental hygienists who hold unique roles in dentistry, such as entrepreneur, advocate, and manager 
  4. Address the barriers dental hygienists commonly face when expanding outside of their traditional role 

Seminar Information: 

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Location: GADHA Zoom Webinar platform 

Time: 6:30 PM Membership Meeting; 7:00 PM Lecture start

CE units – 1.5 Maximum

Cost to attendees: Free – $25

September CE 9/8/22

Promotional flyer for September 8th 2022 continuing education


From Burnout to Bravery: Beating Burnout by Becoming Whole Again
with Speaker Kari Carter-Cherleus, RDH, DA

“From Burnout to Bravery: Beating Burnout by Becoming Whole Again” with Kari Carter-Cherelus, RDH, DA

According to the World Health Organization, burnout syndrome is a result of chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Healthcare providers suffer from burnout at an alarming rate. Healthcare providers who suffer from burnout may deliver less than satisfactory patient care due to their overwhelming stress level. This interactive discussion will provide an overview on how to identify burnout and successfully implement strategies to overcome the damaging effects.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
– Recognize the signs of burnout
– Identify effective strategies to address and manage burnout
– Reframe the clinical mindset to recover from the trauma associated with burnout

Kari Carter-Cherelus RDH, DA is a public speaker, consultant, and an author. She authored the book The Ultimate Guide for Dental Hygienist Burnout to help dental hygienists in all stages of their career. She uses her platform as CEO and Founder of KMC Strategic Solutions to help improve the work culture in teams and organizations as well as to coach individuals. You can contact her at or

August CE 8/18/22

Virtual Webinar!


Improving Patient Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (1.0) CEU
with Speaker Jeannette Diaz, MPH, MSDH, RDHAP, RDH

Title: “Improving Patient Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”

Description: Health inequities persist for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). People with IDDs experience poorer oral health and challenges accessing care. This course will evaluate barriers to care, identify complex factors contributing to oral health, and equip the dental provider with strategies to improve patient care for people with IDDs.

Course Objectives

1. Evaluate barriers to oral care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs)

2. Identify complex factors related to oral health of people with IDDs

3. Discuss strategies to improve patient care of people with IDDs

Speaker: Jeannette Diaz, MPH, MSDH, RDHAP, RDH

Jeannette Diaz is dually licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) in California. Jeannette has 15 years of clinical dental hygiene experience, including owning and operating a portable dental hygiene practice. Jeannette’s RDHAP practice primarily serves older adults and people with special healthcare needs. Jeannette currently works as a dental liaison for the California Department of Developmental Services and is an adjunct faculty at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene’s online graduate program at MCPHS University.