Behind the scenes of RDH magazine, we have many unique, accomplished dental hygiene professionals helping us share helpful, timely content. Let’s meet one of them!
Kristin Goodfellow, RDH
Clinical director of education at OraCare, hygiene liaison for Wilmar Management, Freedom Day USA advocate
Morgantown, West Virginia
Areas of expertise:
Dental consulting, product sales, interoffice communication, patient education, and professional speaker
What changes in dental hygiene are you most excited about in the next few years?
The face of hygiene will be forever evolving because hygienists are innovative, motivated, and ready to take action. What I am most excited about are the opportunities that hygienists are creating for themselves and others. Many RDHs are forging their own paths. They aren’t waiting for opportunities to happen to them, but rather creating opportunity for themselves. It has been truly inspiring to see, and it makes such an impact on our community. “Cleaning teeth” is not our only specialty, and we are showing this to the world!
What’s been the most memorable part of your career journey?
The day I was offered my current position is still one of the most outstanding moments in my journey. When the owner of 12 dental practices (plus multiple other companies) calls you the day before leaving for Christmas break, you don’t think that you are being offered a job … you think you’re getting fired. So when my manager told me that “the big boss” was on the phone for me, I instantly panicked. But that quick conversation changed my life in so many good ways. I know that was a pivotal moment, and it is what started me on this path that I am on now.