Rhoda has been practicing clinically since 1983. Her knowledge as a clinician has allowed her to be a key opinion leader for ATRIDOX, American Eagle Instruments, Coltene, VOCO, Young Dental and Dental Post. She travels nationally to educate, motivate, and coach dental professionals on the implementation of xylitol protocols. She is an Oral Systemic Health Advocate. Her publications include Prevention versus Prada, Destined to Be Together Xylitol and Fluoride, Xylitol- A Knight in Shining Armor. Her Key Opinion Leader connections allowed Crest P & G to help bring diversity into the 2014-15 her Florida Dental Hygienists Association (FDHA) symposium at which time she was president. They created the first all-male dental hygienists’ forum. Rafael Rondon, RDH, and Dana Moon, RDH from Crest P&G, successfully launched “Mr. RDH”. Male dental hygienists are less than 1% of the workforce and this collaboration has allowed them to voice their professional journey. She regularly attends and exhibit at the National and State Nurse Practitioners, ENT, Family Practitioner in addition to her National Dental Association and Dental Hygiene Associations.
American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) member since 1983 ADHA Leadership Award Recipient 2012Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction Recipient 2018Fellowship American Academy of Dental Hygiene (FAADH) for Clinical Practice Concentration in Oral/Systemic Diseases 2015Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS) Member since 2005President Florida Dental Hygienists Association (FDHA) 2014-15FDHA Distinguished Service Award 2020