Melissa worked in EMS for 10 years as a firefighter/paramedic, CPR instructor and Primary Instructor before attending Indiana University School of Dentistry to become a Dental Hygienist, graduating in 2001. After 14 years as a dental hygienist she entered the world of continuing education and founded Dental CE Masters an ADA CERP Recognized Provider of Dental Continuing education and a non-profit organization.
Michelle L. Brown is a native Washingtonian and Howard University alumna and class president of 1990. As a practicing Dental Hygienist for over 33 years, she is passionate about dentistry and Ergonomics and has a zest for learning. Michelle has served as a Dental Assistant educator and is currently a Dental Hygiene Clinical Instructor at Fortis College. AKA "The Ergo Coach", she is is also the owner and operator of Smile Salon & Spa, LLC, a teeth whitening spa. As a Dental Continuing Educator with Dental CE Masters, an ADA CERP, she is committed to providing comprehensive courses that engage, educate, and empower the attendee.
Hope Loyd RDH, BSDH, MAADH, graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1996 and has spent the last 27 years actively involved in the dental industry as an author, speaker, podcaster, and clinician focused on periodontics and patient care.
Hope is an accomplished dental hygienist and thought leader. She helps professionals and patients understand each other through her unique focus on hope and heart skills to reduce patient fears and create retention. Her extensive experience in the dental hygiene industry has given her invaluable insights into the crucial role that communication and empathy play in achieving success and building long-lasting relationships with patients.
In addition to her work as a dental hygienist, Hope is also a successful podcast "Gum Goddess" host of the Gums&Gossip Podcast, where she shares her expertise and insights with listeners. She is a common contributor to numerous publications focusing on soft skills and has been a guest speaker at BrownGirlRDH on diversity and inclusion, demonstrating her passion for creating an inclusive and diverse environment in her profession.
Hope's commitment to mentoring young professionals is evident in her role as a college mentor, where she helps students navigate the challenges of launching their careers. As a single mom, she understands the importance of balancing personal and professional commitments, and her unwavering dedication to her work and her family has earned her the respect and admiration of her peers and colleagues.
Hope's exceptional communication and patient care skills, coupled with her commitment to diversity, inclusion, and mentoring, make her an inspiring and highly sought-after expert in her field. Her personal interests in traveling, yoga, and gardening reflect her love for personal growth and nurturing, which she brings to her work and those around her.
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