Dental ALEments


Yes, it is true! A hygienist and an assistant can get along and work well together. In fact, the entire team can! Love in the workplace helps us to create an environment of mutual respect and hard work disguised as fun. 

Cheers to collaboration!

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.

Registered Dental Hygienist
Member of Dental Speakers Institute
Member of Dental Speakers Bureau
Member of Dental Infection Prevention & Safety Association
Member of Dental Entrepreneurial Women
Member of American Dental Hygiene Association
Host of the Dental Alements Podcast
Published Author

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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.