Director's Message: Is your career a Savvy Success?

In this Director’s Message, I continue providing exclusive interviews from my Empowerment Series in 2012. The spotlight today is on Christine Hovliaras. Christine Hovliaras recently published four Savvy Success volumes.

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Christine Hovliaras, RDH, BS, MBA, CDE, President, Professional Savvy, LLC, an oral care consulting and professional marketing company was established in November 2002 and provides continuing educational symposiums for dental professionals. Christine is a dental hygiene professional with over 28 years in clinical, educational, and research in both academia and industry.

Her expertise in industry includes dental clinical research, sales training, professional sales, and professional marketing and relations. She is currently Adjunct Faculty at New York University College of Dentistry. She was editor-in-chief of ADHA’s Access Magazine from 2005-2008 and editor emeritus from 2009-2010. She is a member of numerous professional organizations and received the National Association of Professional Women VIP Division 2011/2012 “Professional Woman of the Year for Outstanding Leadership and Commitment in the Dental Profession,” 2009 NJDHA Carol King Award, 2008 Certification as a Dental Editor, 2006 Sigma Phi Alpha Honorary Member, a 2005 Pfizer/ADHA Award of Excellence in Dental Hygiene recipient and in 2004 received the Who’s Who of Business and Professional Executives.

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Savvysuccess

In this Director’s Message, I continue providing exclusive interviews from my Empowerment Series in 2012 (click here for first installment). The spotlight today is on Christine Hovliaras. Christine Hovliaras recently published four Savvy Success volumes:

  • Volume I: You-Roles-Practice Environment
  • Volume II: Patient Care
  • Volume III: Technology-Ethics-Career Success
  • Faculty Guide

Having just completed three out of the four, it's kind of like the "Fifty Shades of Grey," You get the first book, then the second and the third book, and so on.

In the Savvy Success Books, especially "Achieving Professional Excellence and Career Satisfaction in the Dental Hygiene Profession Volume 1, the focus is on hygienists and our roles, practice environments, and career tools. It has actionable templates and steps that can be easily implemented. No guesswork. Christine has done all the foundational work for us!

Many readers have experienced slowness on clinical days. At this point in time for many, it's tremendously difficult to bring in enough money to pay bills. When you get stuck like that, then you have to go to Plan B, and or a Plan C. Yet, many hygienists I speak with do not have a Plan B or C. If you do not, the Savvy Success books will help establish goals and provide career guidance. It’s like having a mentor with you 24/7.

Many readers are familiar with the roles ADHA has defined for dental hygienists: clinicians, researchers, advocates, public health, and educators. Christine identified a sixth role, corporate. Following those categories, Christine interviewed several people in those roles to look at what's needed educationally, what's required skill wise, what did they believe was relevant to them to make the decision and go in those roles.

Please take the time to listen to this value interview, download the Executive Summary and/or check out www.savvysuccessbooks.com

In Joyful Contribution,

Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, MSEC
Director, RDH eVillage

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