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“I read the article you co-authored with Lynne Slim "Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy Then and Now: Changes Since the Early 80's" in the May/June issue of Access and thought it was great. Nice job to the both of you!”
Ann-Marie DePalma, RDH, BS
Columnist RDH magazine
“Thank you so much for your support and contributions during the launch of Modern Hygienist.
Know that I have the utmost respect, faith and admiration for your contributions to dentistry.”
Executive Editor: Modern Hygienist Magazine
"Colleen, I always like your positive responses. You are always so upbeat about everything you do. It is contagious to readers in our group!”
Lynne Hollister Slim, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
Moderator, Perio Therapist Yahoo Group
“What a GREAT job you did on both articles in Access and Contemporary Oral Hygiene magazines. Well Done!”
Anastasia Turchetta, RDH
International Speaker/Assisted Hygiene Consultant
“I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your perio article in Access magazine with Lynne Slim. It was great to refresh the time line of periodontal disease and treatment. It was a wonderful collaboration of your knowledge.”
Rachel Teel Wall, RDH, BS
Inspired Hygiene Consulting
“I wanted to congratulate you on the published articles you authored in both RDH and Contemporary Oral Hygiene Magazines!!! Way to go! Keep up the great work!!”
Keri Kilgore, RDH
PDHA Board of Trustees
“Author Colleen Rutledge, RDH in the December 2006 issue of Modern Hygienist suggests patients should be scheduled and charged for Oral Hygiene Instruction appointments.
Appointments scheduled separately from hygiene appointments?
Is she crazy?
Who's gonna pay for something crazy like that. Everyone knows how to slam a toothbrush into their mouths, wiggle it around, and spit. And dental floss is so good for tying up the tomato plants each summer, why waste it on teeth.
Where's the value?
Hmmm, if I want to improve my golf swing, I hire and pay a golf instructor for his knowledge. If I want to improve my painting skills, I pay for an art class to glean the knowledge of an artist with greater knowledge than my own.
Where's the value?
Maybe we don't charge for it because hygienists don't value their knowledge? How often do we say,
"This will take just a second, let me show you how to use "XYZ"....."
Only to have them come back 3 months later with no tissue improvement, no comprehension of why and how to use that Magic Bullet Widget...
Whose fault is it? It's mine. If I don't value my time and knowledge ... how can I expect them to?
Good article, Colleen Rutledge. How's your golf swing?”
Fran Chuba, RDH, BS