Elaine Rodriguez, RDH
SPEAKER | AUTHOR | CLINICIAN | SPECIALIZED LASER TRAINER
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN DENTISTRY?
15 years in total, which includes the areas of public health, corporate and private practice.
HOW DID YOU BECOME A LASER EXPERT?
Early on, I developed a particular interest for the use of diode lasers in clinical practice. I was determined to obtain higher learning in advanced laser applications from all major institutions throughout the United States, including The World Clinical Laser Institute, The Academy of Laser Dentistry and Advanced Laser Training Institute. I have obtained 3 Associate Fellowships from the World Clinical Laser Institute and am one of less than 20 hygienists nationally to have achieved Advanced Proficiency II status in diode lasers from the Academy of Laser Dentistry.
WHAT MAKES YOUR COURSES DIFFERENT?
I have undergone specialized training in the areas of practice management and hygiene production through The Team Training Institute’s Diamonds in Hygiene, as well as Quantum Leap and Fortune Management. I focus on implementation for the entire team, so the office can see an immediate ROI. I’ve learned and lived my methodolgies, and I am confident with the unique strategies and protocols we provide! The skills learned will also help in other areas of practice!
ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU, ELAINE?
I enjoy volunteering my time to talk with students about alternative careers in dental hygiene. I strive to encourage them to pursue leadership roles that advance and elevate our profession.
WHAT’S YOUR ‘WHY’ ?
Prior to dental hygiene, I was a personal trainer and came to love the motivation and wellness side of it. I strongly believe that education and motivation are the keys to personal satisfaction, so I founded Dental Laser Integrations in hopes to help my colleagues practice to their full potential and to love what they do by mixing their routine with laser technology!