Director's message: Must-know interviewing questions and keys to your own practice

Aug. 5, 2013
In her Director's Message for RDH eVillage, Kristine Hodsdon, RDH, shares dental hygiene empowerment resources from Liz Graham and Nufar Kiryati.

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“Good afternoon. So far, I have to say that I am loving these audio downloads! It has been so inspirational and motivating walking/exercising and listening to experts in our profession. Just wanted to post my appreciation for what you're doing! Thanks again!”

The above is one of the emails I have received over the past month. It warms my heart to know these audios are resonating with some of you. This installment of the Empowerment series features Liz Graham and Nufar Kiryati.

Spoiler Alert: Liz shares 5 Must Know Interviewing Questions. If you are not interviewing, they can be used during a performance/check-in meeting with your current employer. With the International Federation of Dental Hygiene convening in South Africa, understanding global hygiene could not be more appropriate. Plus, if you ever imagined owning a dental hygiene practice, Nufar holds some of keys.

Liz Graham

Liz started working with her father as a dental assistant when she was 11 years old, and she knew very quickly that she wanted to attend the University Of Michigan School Of Dental Hygiene to become an RDH. Very goal oriented, she did just that. She graduated in 1973 and moved to Bern, Switzerland, to practice hygiene for 3 1/2 years.

She then returned to her Michigan hometown of Harbor Springs to practice with her father. In 1981, the travel lust moved her to California where she practiced in periodontal and general offices until 1985 when she founded Graham Placement Agency, a placement service for dental hygienists and dentists. She is enriched from connecting with other professionals, employment coaching, and producing high-end continuing education seminars. This creates a comprehensive offering for the people she serves and meets her needs to strive for excellence.


Connect with Liz by clicking on the below links.


Nufar Kiryati

Nufar Kiryati has been a registered dental hygienist for the past 17 years and considers dental hygiene to be a passion in her life. As the CEO and founder of Knowledent and a former educator, Nufar sets a precedent that inspires dental hygienists worldwide to explore emerging career opportunities beyond the traditional chairside role in clinical settings. Knowledent offers online courses and professional consulting services to assist dental hygienists in their quest to change their career path.

Before founding Knowledent, Nufar has worked as an instructor and the academic director of the dental hygiene program at Yorkville College in Toronto. In this position, she led several initiatives to empower the program’s instructors and equip its students with necessary tools and knowledge to succeed in their profession.

Nufar holds a bachelor’s of health services administration from Ryerson University in Toronto and a diploma in dental hygiene from Tel Aviv University. Being a certified RDH and gaining hands-on experience in both Canada and Israel, Nufar has developed a unique perspective on cultural and professional diversities in the dental hygiene field.


Connect with Nufar by clicking on the below links.

Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, MSEC
Director, RDH eVillage