Dental ALEments

A dental hygienist and a dental assistant shatter the stigma by bringing a podcast that is for the dental profession. Join in for a refreshing conversation with innovators, collaborators, and inspirers.

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Recent Episodes

Nov. 23, 2022

Organized, Efficient and Compliant Dentistry

Are you a dental professional who may be wasting precious time and resources because of disorganized workspaces?  These situati…

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Oct. 24, 2022

Evolve Abundantly!

Evolve into your next stage of life with passion and purpose. And strategic planning strategies that work for you.  Are you hold…

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Oct. 4, 2022

Breaking Barriers & Building Bridges with Enjoli Figueroa

Enjoli is a Dental Hygienist with over 20 years of experience. Enjoli believes that her encounters in the dental industry have al…

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Sept. 15, 2022

Pain-Free Dental Hygiene Homecare feat. Jill Meyer-Lippert & Frank Dr…

Every year approximately 54,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer.   Medications and procedures used to …

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Aug. 22, 2022

Speaking and Consulting in Dentistry feat. Vanessa Emerson

Are you excited about dental speaking and consulting? But in the dark about how to start or grow your business?  Gain the tips an…

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Aug. 15, 2022

Yoga, Meditation, and the Gong

In this special Christmas in August episode, April and Cindy chat with Aurelia Bryne about wellness, ergonomics, & sustainability…

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About the Hosts

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Cindy Rogers, RDH

Dental Hygienist, Healthcare Compliance Consultant, Author, Speaker

Cindy started her career as a paralegal in employment law. It is where she gained experience in office management and learned about employment law practices. She then accepted a position as an office manager for a dentist fresh out of school looking to grow his new practice in a small town. She was an integral part of helping this practice grow exponentially over the next 10 years. She then went on to become a dental hygienist and has been practicing clinical hygiene since 2010.
She took the leap she always wanted to and became a dental consultant in 2017. She has been sharing her knowledge and proactive ways of thinking with teams throughout the United States ever since. Teams love working with her because she “gets” both sides. She understands what makes the practice thrive from behind the front desk as well as in the operatory. You will find her intuitive nature a bonus as you are working with her.
Today you will find Cindy speaking and consulting with dental and medical practices on healthcare compliance topics. She provides C.E. courses on OSHA, HIPAA , and Infection Prevention for the Dental Team.
Cindy believes that by working together we can all achieve more. She is the co-founder of rootUon and has co-written a book to mentor dental program graduates as they transition from the classroom to the operatory. She is also the co-host of the Dental Alements Podcast.

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April Sluitter, EFDA

Dental Assistant/Educator/Author/Speaker

April has been in the dental industry for 22 years primarily as an assistant, with side hustles as a writer, instructor, and speaker for her fellow dental assistants. Her vision is for a wide spectrum of educational opportunities for the dental team and is delighted that the changes in dentistry are providing professional and personal growth in the dental auxiliary community.

Today you will find April working side by side with fellow dental assistants while training them to be the best in our industry.

In her spare time, she co-founded a brewery with her husband Tomas in Portland, Oregon, and gets out into the great outdoors of the Pacific NW as much as she can.