CE provider celebrates 20th anniversary

March 23, 2007
Joyce Turcotte, RDH, celebrates 20th Anniversary at helm of Professional Learning Services.

As a child, what did you want to be — a doctor or lawyer, a sports star or actor? A child's mind is filled with all of the possibilities the future holds. The question "What do you want to be?" is constant, and the answer is ever-changing. But with all of the options out there, how often do you hear a child say he or she wants to be an entrepreneur? Why is this?

Being an entrepreneur is challenging. It takes determination, dedication, perseverance, and creativity to take on the world — and this is just to get the idea off the ground! For a dental hygienist to become an entrepreneur and develop a new business into a success is another story, and as Joyce Turcotte, founder and CEO of Professional Learning Services (PLS) in Monroe, Conn., will tell you, "It is something worth celebrating."

Joyce wears many hats in running her business. She is a meeting planner, program administrator, and educational consultant. She spends much of her time teaching, presenting lectures nationwide, and consulting with industry leaders. All of this is done while she attends to the day-to-day operations of her business. As a long-standing, active member of the Connecticut Dental Hygiene Association and The American Academy of Dental Hygiene, she remains committed to service.

PLS is a recognized leader in continuing-education services that offer cutting edge, comprehensive, quality courses for dental professionals. Since 1987, PLS has been "One step ahead of tomorrow's standards," and will continue that goal through the 21st century. Joyce takes pride in PLS's 20 years of client satisfaction, serving more than several thousand clients. PLS provides outstanding service, timely topics compliant with dental continuing-education requirements, and excellent speakers. More than 15 programs have been taught aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

A special and unique program that Joyce developed is the dental hygiene refresher program available to hygienists who are interested in updating their skills after time away from clinical practice. While making major contributions to the dental health profession, Joyce has earned nationwide recognition as an innovator in the dental health education field and has earned the respect and trust of her colleagues.

"I could not be happier with how well PLS has done," explains Joyce. "It is rewarding to see how PLS has grown over the past 20 years."

Her expertise in dental hygiene is available nationwide at (203) 261-2857 and at the PLS Web site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.