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The Story Behind strictlydentalpro (Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM)

Hello Dental Friends! 

I am so happy you have decided to visit and/or subscribe to my blog "strictlydentalpro". 

In this first ever opening post I would love to share a few things about myself and my dental journey.

I have been a dental hygienist since 2003. Wow, I sound old! And have truly loved every stage of my career path, and I'm very excited for the future of dental hygiene and oral health prevention.  

I have worked in public health, independent and private practice. Each one of these experiences leading me to my current role focusing on promotion, education and consulting with dental professionals.

It was in 2017 when I was working as Team Lead for a Public Health Dental Program, I started to ask myself some tough questions about my future career goals.

"What could I be doing differently to make an impact within our industry" ? 
" How could I help meet the oral health needs of community members, and the treatment options made available" ? 

Right around this time I saw a job posting with Oral Science, I applied, got the job and decided to leave my career in the public sector. I decided I wanted to have a role that was directly linked to the dental professional and in turn influence decisions and options presented to their clients. The ultimate goal to help improve oral health outcomes at a broader level. And the rest is history!

One of the many things I love about my new career is connecting with like-minded dental professionals each and every day. The relationships and knowledge shared is somethings that keeps me excited to start work everyday. 

This is what peeked my interest to start a blog. I believe it's another meaningful way to connect with dental professionals and support each other in our journey to be the best we can be. My goal is to help dental enthusiasts learn, grow, get-involved, and love their profession as much as possible. 

I say trust your instincts and take a risk every now and then and you never know what might happen. 

Yours truly, 
Lisa 💜

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