Dental Roundtable for Hygienists

Dental Roundtable for Hygienists

The recording for our second installment of our new digital roundtable series is now available.

In this candid discussion, we dove into creative ways to support the hygiene community via non-clinical career paths.

  • Corporate
  • Public health
  • Research
  • Education
  • Administrative
  • Entrepreneurial

Join us as we cover tips for transitioning from clinical to corporate, discuss how to get more involved in the community, and share ideas for networking and continuing your education.  You don’t want to miss it.


  • Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP
    • Irene Iancu graduated with a diploma in dental hygiene from Oxford college in 2007. Since then, Irene has expanded her scope of practice with procedures that include Orthodontics, Restorative Dental Hygiene (graduation 2021), Myofunctional Therapy, and advanced periodontal therapy utilizing the latest technology. Aside from clinical dentistry, Irene takes the stage at some of the largest dental events in the world sharing her experiences by delivering motivational lectures and presentations on clinical procedures and treatment outcomes.  
  • Fiona Mattrasingh, RDH 
    • Fiona is a self-initiated Dental Hygienist and holds many positions past and present such as: Clinical Instructor, Speaker, Dental Entrepreneur, Consultant and Advisor. Her passion is still running strong for the profession with over 16 years of experience in the dental field in varied settings. She has a growing social media presence on IG and tiktok @mouthboxx and offers workshops and more on her website
  • David Rice, DDS
    • Founder of the nation's largest student and new dentist community, igniteDDS, Dr David Rice travels the world speaking, writing and connecting today's top young dentists with tomorrow's most successful dental practices. In addition to igniteDDS, Dr Rice maintains a team-centered, restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, NY. With 25 years of practice in the books, he has completed curriculums at the Spear Center, The Pankey Institute, The Dawson Center and most prolifically, the school of hard knocks…
  • Melia Lewis, RDH, M.Ed
    • Melia Lewis grew up in the dental world. With 13 years of dental hygiene experience, 4 as a dental assistant, and hundreds of hours of continuing education, she loves to learn and stay up to date on the latest information and technologies. She currently is an adjunct faculty member at Utah Valley University, works in private practice in Provo, UT, and is co-creator of Hygiene Edge, an online education platform to easily learn new tips and tricks to take into your dentistry day.
  • Amber Auger, RDH, MPH
    • Amber Auger RDH, MPH, has 17 years of experience in the dental hygiene industry. She is a practicing dental hygienist, corporate consultant, and RDH coach. Amber is the creator of Thrive in the OP™, a membership course that includes both on-demand sessions and weekly coaching. Thrive in the OP™ equips dental hygienists with clinical, business, and leadership capabilities outside of their traditional hygiene degree.
  • Katrina M Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF
    • Katrina M Sanders is a clinical dental hygienist, author, consultant, researcher and international speaker, Katrina is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to delivering continuing dental education.  Known as The Dental WINEgenist, Katrina integrates her passion for dentistry and certification as a Level I Sommelier into course content over wine flights while unpacking provocative topics with a zest for dental hygiene.