19 episodes

A podcast for busy dental professionals to connect, learn, motivate, and inspire you to feel your best - body, mind, and energy. In this podcast, we talk about all things posture & alignment, ergonomics, stress management, mindfulness, yoga as therapy, energy, focus and leadership in the industry.

The Aligned Hygienist Caitlin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast for busy dental professionals to connect, learn, motivate, and inspire you to feel your best - body, mind, and energy. In this podcast, we talk about all things posture & alignment, ergonomics, stress management, mindfulness, yoga as therapy, energy, focus and leadership in the industry.

    EP 19: Emotional Intelligence & Team Growth with Cori Jameson-Khuel of Custom Dental Solutions

    EP 19: Emotional Intelligence & Team Growth with Cori Jameson-Khuel of Custom Dental Solutions

    In this episode, I talk with Cori Jameson-Kuehl of Custom Dental Solutions about all things emotional intelligence, personal growth, and personality tests for team growth. 
    Guest Bio: Corinne Jameson-Kuehl, RDH, BS has been involved in the business of dentistry for over 20 years. She is an experienced dental business owner with background experiences as a private practice clinician, practice development administrator, and previous dental staffing company founder and owner. She currently uses her expertise in the cultures of dental practices by utilizing personality assessments and cultural agreements to set up the team for success! A great work environment begins with you!
    Connect with Cori Jameson-Kuehl:
    Facebook Group called Change Navigator 
    Email for Personality Test: office@customdentalsolutions
    www.customdentalsolutions.com
    Instagram: @coreyjamesonkuehl
    Instagram: customdentalsolutions
    If you're interested in learning more about how I can support you - body, mind, and energy, check out my website at: www.thealignedhygienist.com where you can find free classes, my online yoga membership, and other ways to work with me—in and out of the op.
    For questions or to connect with me, don't hesitate to reach out at: support@caitlinparsons.com.
    You can always find me on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thealignedhygienist/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinparsons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlinparsons53/

    • 38 min
    Ep 18: Upleveling Hygiene Care with Joffree Bunleang

    Ep 18: Upleveling Hygiene Care with Joffree Bunleang

    In this episode of The Aligned Hygienist podcast, I chat with Joffree Bunleang, a hygienist and hygiene consultant. We discuss challenges, tips, and insights for hygienists and offices to create better systems, protocols, and team culture. 
    In this episode, we discuss: 
    Joffree’s journey as a hygienist to becoming a hygiene consultantThe challenges hygienists & dental offices face day to day in the hygiene departmentRed flag offices to evaluate hygiene departmentHow hygienists/dental offices can start to create a more cohesive team + hygiene departmentOptimizing team culture + office morale 

    Guest Bio: Joffree is a goal oriented, passionate, and down to earth hygiene consultant. Her positive energy is contagious when she in your clinic motivating the hygiene team. Joffree co-founded Hygiene Elevated to share her passion for hygiene with other hygienists. She has an incredible track record for transforming hygiene departments and maximizing hygiene production for the dental office. 
    Connect with Joffree:
    Website: hygeienelevated.com
    Email: levelup@hygieneelevated.com
    Instagram: @hygiene.elevated


    If you're interested in learning more about how I can support you - body, mind, and energy, check out my website at thealignedhygienist.com where you can find free classes, my online yoga membership, and other ways to work with me—in and out of the op.
    For questions or to connect with me, don't hesitate to reach out at: support@caitlinparsons.com.
    You can always find me on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thealignedhygienist/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinparsons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlinparsons53/

    • 46 min
    Ep 17: Hygiene Growth & Career Coaching with Kimberly Augustus

    Ep 17: Hygiene Growth & Career Coaching with Kimberly Augustus

    Welcome back to another episode on The Aligned Hygienist Podcast. In this episode, I chat with Kimberly Augustus on hygiene growth and career coaching.

    We talk about:
    - The gap between what you learn in school & real-world dentistry
    - Why getting support is helping
    - How you can continue to grow in your career
    - Surrounding yourself with the right people and mentors

    Did you enjoy this podcast episode? Don't forget to rate & review the podcast--it would mean THE WORLD to me!

    About Kimberly: Kimberly has been a dental hygienist for 10 years and a part-time clinical educator in a dental hygiene program for 6 . Her background was originally in business and after feeling stuck behind a desk I knew I needed to make a change. Being able to connect with both her patients and students is one of her favorite aspects of her job. She loves to empower each individual with the knowledge to do better and succeed both career-wise and health wise. When she's not fighting the war against gum disease, she's a wife and mom of 2 amazing humans  and 2 crazy canines.  Kimberly has seen and heard the need and has been propelled to do more for her profession. This is what inevitably has led Kimberly into coaching. She wants others to lead fulfilling careers and loves to help hygienists reach their maximum potential.

    You can find Kimberly:
    Instagram: @bloomrdh
    If you're interested in learning more about how I can support you - body, mind, and energy, check out my website at: www.caitlinparsons.com where you can find free classes, my online yoga membership, and other ways to work with me—in and out of the op.
    For questions or to connect with me, don't hesitate to reach out at: support@caitlinparsons.com.
    You can always find me on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_caitlinparsons/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinparsons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlinparsons53/

    • 21 min
    Ep 16: High-Level Hygiene, Self-Care & Reflection, and HygieneIntrapreneur with Elaine Rodriguez

    Ep 16: High-Level Hygiene, Self-Care & Reflection, and HygieneIntrapreneur with Elaine Rodriguez

    Welcome to another episode of The Aligned Hygienist Podcast! This week I chat with Elaine Rodriguez, owner & founder of Dental Laser Integrations and HygieneIntrapreneur. We talk about what it means to be a high-performing hygienist and how to continuously thrive and grow in the dental industry. 

    In this episode we discuss:
    - What the hygiene intrapreneur & Dental Laser Integrations is
    - The importance of personal growth for a thriving career
    - The power of self-care, tuning into yourself, and self-reflection
    - Your Mindset is Everything
    - Personal development & professional development
    - Becoming a high-performing hygienist
    - Finding the right resources & mentors for you

    ...And so much more. You'll have to tune in, it's so good.

    About Elaine: Elaine has over 20 years of dental experience. She has evolved from a prosthodontist specialty assistant, to office manager, to assistant temp while in hygiene school, to hygiene director post-grad, and now entrepreneur!  Elaine has earned multiple fellowships and advanced certifications for lasers, leadership, and hygiene clinical consulting.  In 2014, Elaine founded Dental Laser Integrations, the nation's leading resource for combined laser certification & technology training, geared towards overall practice growth, personal and professional development. 
    Elaine's boutique consulting firm consists of the nation's top laser- restorative dentists and high-performance hygienists, where together, they have helped countless offices nationwide see an immediate return on investment and elevation of clinical standards of care through their sophisticated teaching models!  Elaine's clinical training courses will help you achieve a higher level of patient satisfaction through high value/high dollar treatment planning and delivery! DLI is centered around improved hygiene preventative care models, dental business acumen, and creating a motivated team culture.

    You can find Elaine:
    Instagram: @laserelaine @hygieneintrapreneur @dentallaserinteg
    Facebook: @Elaine RDH @DentalLaserIntgrations
    YouTube: @DentalLaserIntegrations
    If you're interested in learning more about how I can support you - body, mind, and energy, check out my website at: www.caitlinparsons.com where you can find free classes, my online yoga membership, and other ways to work with me—in and out of the op.
    For questions or to connect with me, don't hesitate to reach out at: support@caitlinparsons.com.
    You can always find me on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_caitlinparsons/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinparsons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlinparsons53/

    • 50 min
    Ep 15: Minimizing Stress in the Office

    Ep 15: Minimizing Stress in the Office

    Stress in dentistry is real. In this solo podcast episode, I share some simple, powerful, and effective tools and practices to help reduce stress in the office so that you can practice with more ease!

    Have you reviewed the podcast yet? If you haven't, it would mean so much to me if you did--you can even do it right now! :) Your support means so much to me. 

    In this episode we talk about:

    - Taking care of ourselves on all levels & filling our own cups before/during/after work
    - Setting our workspace up for us before we start each day
    - Reviewing notes/schedule prior to patient arrival so we are prepared and ready
    - Going with the flow + learning to let things go
    - Take deep breaths and become PRESENT--with yourself, your body, your emotions, and with your patient!
    - Reflecting after something happens & having  difficult conversations

    This episode is jam-packed with new ideas, perspectives and ways to practice that will not only support YOUR health and wellbeing but the office and patient care as well.

    I referenced the Framingham Heart Study - you can read about it here and learn the details: https://www.myelomacrowd.org/myeloma/community/articles/better-health-through-better-deeper-breathing

    If you're interested in learning more about how I can support you - body, mind, and energy, check out my website at: www.thealignedhygienist.com where you can find free classes, my online yoga membership, and other ways to work with me—in and out of the op.


    For questions or to connect with me, don't hesitate to reach out at: support@caitlinparsons.com.


    You can always find me on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_caitlinparsons/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinparsons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlinparsons53/

    • 27 min
    Ep 14: Creating Healthier Habits That Last!

    Ep 14: Creating Healthier Habits That Last!

    In this episode of The Aligned Hygienist podcast, we're back to talking about healthy habits. In this short but jam-packed episode, I share with you some tips and ideas for creating healthier habits.

    Whether it be exercise, diet, relationships, career, or even, or our thoughts... it's important to take note and reassess our habits and patterns regularly to see if they're truly supporting us.

    Are your habits supporting the person you want to become? Listen to this episode for some golden nuggets on helping you create better habits with more ease.

    If you enjoyed this podcast or you have any questions, please reach out. I love hearing from you!

    Interested in Atomic Habits? You can grab the book here.

    If you're a dental hygienist interested in mastering your posture, ergonomics, managing stress, and creating healthy habits, consider The Aligned Hygienist program. This 12-week proven program will help you prioritize your health and teach you tools to support your body, mind, and energy, so you can thrive *in* and *out* of the op. To learn more & join the waitlist, click here. We start on September 21st.
    If you're interested in learning more about how I can support you - body, mind, and energy, check out my website at: www.caitlinparsons.com where you can find free classes, my online yoga membership, and other ways to work with me—in and out of the op.
    For questions or to connect with me, don't hesitate to reach out at: support@caitlinparsons.com.
    You can always find me on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_caitlinparsons/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinparsons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlinparsons53/

    • 18 min

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