Elaine Rodriguez, RDH
SPEAKER | AUTHOR | CLINICIAN | SPECIALIZED LASER TRAINER
HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN IN DENTISTRY?
15 years in different settings, 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. She has obtained 3 Associate Fellowships from the World Clinical Laser Institute. She is also 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. I focus on implementation for the entire team, so the entire office can see the rewards of the investment in themselves. I’ve learned it and lived it, and I want the offices I train to have experience the same career satisfaction that I do!
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 our profession. I am an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, where I am recognized as an approved national continuing education course provider, specializing in laser certification and implementation strategies—but the real goal is to bring people together in a fun and interactive learning environment!
WHAT’S YOUR ‘WHY’ ?
Prior to dental hygiene, I was a personal trainer, and in that role, I found that most people had more of an interest in overall health and wellness. Education and motivation is the key to personal satisfaction, so I founded Dental Hygiene Integrations in hopes to motivate dental professionals to practice to their full potential and to love what they do by mixing their routine with laser technology!