With over 27 years of experience, Joy D. Void-Holmes is considered a thought leader in dental hygiene and is recognized for her ability to evoke passion into her work to help elevate the knowledge of the dental community. She is an educator, writer, consultant, and researcher. Published author for multiple dental related articles, editor and chief of the Inspire the Future Newsletter, creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner, and co-founder of the Inspire the Future Summit educators conference. She is an accomplished speaker and has lectured nationally. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics such as instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, nutrition and biochemistry, health promotion models, and oral-systemic diseases. Joy currently serves as president for the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association and is a consultant examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency Exams. Joy received her doctorate degree in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University.
The dental hygiene appointment is the most important patient visit in the dental office because the majority of the patient experience is with the hygienist. As such dental hygiene practitioners need to be able to provide a high level of customer service and excellent clinical care. With this course, hygienists will learn to select instruments that increase efficiency, thereby increasing productivity for the office. They will also learn cost-effective methods of creating hygiene packets that require fewer tools and put their patient’s comfort first. A review of instrument processing and handling using RFID technology will be had to help reduce processing time, increase staff safety, and protect instrument investment.