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    Introducing the Modern Hygienist Editorial Advisory Board

    Get to know the five experts who will serve on the board.

     

    Lynne Slim

    Lynne SlimLynne Slim is an award-winning dental author who has published extensively in dental/dental hygiene journals including the Journal of Dental Hygiene, the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene and the Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology. In 2003, Lynne founded Perio C Dent, a dental practice management company that specializes in the incorporation of nonsurgical periodontal therapy into the hygiene department of the general dental practice.

    As a key opinion leader in the dental industry, Lynne is frequently asked to review new products and write product reviews. She participates in product development and is consulted about consumer/RDH product awareness. Lynne received the Philips Oral Healthcare “Mentor of Distinction” award at the 2012 ADHA Annual Session.

    Read more from Lynne: How to get your patients to ramp up their oral hygiene efforts

    Why did you decide to become an RDH?

    I selected dental hygiene as a career while in high school. During my junior year, I took a job at a local dental practice as a dental assistant and enjoyed the work atmosphere right away. I’m an independent cuss, so I knew that I wanted a position that would allow me to work in a provider capacity, so that’s why I chose dental hygiene.

    What is your favorite part of your job?

    Over the years, I’ve always treasured my interactions with patients, and I love to mentor oral health professionals in evidence-based periodontal therapy. Being a nerd who’s always attached to her MacBook Air, I am an insatiable learner and derive tremendous pleasure in learning. Patient care has always included a focus on education and I enjoy nothing better than teaching my patients something new that will benefit them in the long run. I’ve always been popular with my patients even though most of them tell me they are not enamored with clinical treatment.

    What are some of your hobbies/interests/passions outside of work?

    Besides dental hygiene, I am passionate about country living, physical fitness, interior design and rustic cabin décor, and my standard poodle puppy Fozzy keeps me on my feet. I have spent many years traveling in Europe and I have relatives in the United Kingdom who are very special to me.

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