On Saturday, June 18, dental hygienists from all over the country paid tribute to the 2011 Philips Sonicare/RDH Mentor of the Year during a ceremony in Nashville.
Eileen Cacioppo, RDH, of Davenport, Iowa, was selected as the 2011 Mentor of the Year.
Eileen was featured in the April 2011 issue of RDH magazine. To view the related article, click here.
Craig Dickson, the publisher of RDH magazine, started off the award ceremony.
Caryn Solie, president of the ADHA, also made a presentation.
Linda Rowe, who nominated Eileen for this award, also offered comments about her mentor.
Gail Stoops of Philips Sonicare introduced Eileen to the audience.
Eileen offers her thanks to the dental community she has served.
Stoops presents a plaque and flowers to Eileen.
A George Strait impersonator congratulates Eileen and her sister.
Eileen is congratulated by past recipients of the award, Anne Guignon (left) and Kristen Simmons.
Maria Perno Goldie (front center), the editor of RDH eVillage Focus e-newsletter, posed with members of the Florida delegation to the ADHA.
Dr. Joe Blaes (left), the editor of Dental Economics magazine, chats with Mark Hartley, editor of RDH magazine.