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March 9, 2011
Crest Oral-B has honored Mary Lynne Murray-Ryder of Hermon, Maine with the brands' third Pros in the Profession award.

Mary Lynne Murray-Ryder, RDH

Crest Oral-B has honored Mary Lynne Murray-Ryder of Hermon, Maine, with the third Pros in the Profession award. A champion for dental hygiene, Mary Lynne has improved the lives of others both inside and outside the office. In addition to her 31 years of experience as a dental hygienist, Mary Lynne has served as an American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) Delegate, Maine Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA) President and on several MDHA Councils, currently serving as Immediate Past President and Continuing Education Council Liaison.

“I applaud Crest Oral-B for the message of commitment and support the Pros in the Profession award sends to the dental hygiene profession,” said Mary Lynne. “Further, I salute this recognition of the role that dental hygienists play in patient wellness.”

Having spent the last 10 years of her career at a private holistic practice, Mary Lynne has a passion for providing individualized solutions to each of her patients. She expands this devotion to comprehensive care by helping put her state on the map through initiatives with Maine’s Independent Practice Dental Hygienists, which allows reach to a segment of the population that is currently underserved.

"At Crest Oral-B, we always talk about leaving footprints and Mary Lynne has left irreversible footprints," said Beth Jordan, RDH, Crest Oral-B Account Manager. "She helped work on legislation for the Independent Practice Dental Hygienist (IPDH) status in Maine as well as establish the Public Health Service tag on the dental hygiene license which allows an dental hygienist to go out in to the community to reach out to underserved populations.”

In addition to her accomplishments as a dental hygienist, Mary Lynne shows devotion to improving the lives of others by volunteering for community service projects that focus on helping the homeless. A constant learner, she also attends and organizes continuing education classes for her fellow registered dental hygienists.

“As a recipient of the Pros in the Profession award, I hope to inspire Maine dental hygienists and students of dental hygiene to share their talents wherever their paths may lead,” said Mary Lynne.

With this honor, Mary Lynne will join previous Pros in the Profession winners Ann Benson and Trudy Meinburg on a VIP all-expense-paid trip to ADHA’s 88th Annual Session in Nashville. In addition, she will receive a $1,500 monetary prize, a pampering spa experience, an award and recognition at major conferences and in dental trade publications throughout the year, plus an exclusive trip to P&G headquarters!

To learn more about Pros in the Profession, including how to nominate a Pro for consideration and for rules and regulations, please visit