Meet Shavonne and Melissa
Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP and Melissa A. Obrotka, BBA, RDH, ICP are the co-founders of RDH Innovations, LLC. Both are practicing implant care practitioners with the maintenance and health of patients with implant dentistry at the core of their daily clinical objectives. Healy and Obrotka are published authors, forum leaders, clinical adjunct professors, speakers, researchers, change agents and active members of ADHA and ADIA.
In 2017, RDH Innovations created Dental Implants Uncovered Study Group, an online Facebook forum for dental hygienists to learn about and discuss implant dentistry. In the fall of 2018, RDH Innovations launched the Implant Care Practitioner Training Program: Level 1 at the Facialart Dental Forum in Bethesda, MD. This one of a kind synergistic event combines foundational dental implant education with practical hands-on clinical workflows geared to the dental hygienist and their important role in the education, health, and maintenance of the dental implant patient population.
Healy currently stands as the current president for the DC Dental Hygienists’ Association. In June 2016, Obrotka was nationally recognized by the ADHA and Hu-Friedy with the Master Clinician Award, and in 2017 recognized by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene as one of the “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know” for clinical practice.
Implant Care Practitioner Training Program Team: Level 1
Jill Grassmick, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist & Fellow of Academy of Laser Dentistry
Jill is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has 40+ years of clinical practice experience with emphasis on general, cosmetic , and periodontal care dentistry. She holds the Academy of Laser Dentistry Standard Proficiency certification in both Diode and ND:YAG lasers. Her career has been multifaceted in clinical dental hygiene, dental hygiene consulting services, entrepreneur and CEU speaker.
She is an active leader in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association having served as Former ADHA District III Trustee and on many councils and committees.
She has also served as president of the District of Columbia Dental Hygienists’ Association
Nicole Fortune, MBA, RDH, ICP
Implant Care Practitioner: Periodontics
Nicole Fortune is a registered dental hygienist who works in a busy periodontal office providing non-surgical and preventative care. Nicole believes the best patient care happens when combining her dental hygiene knowledge with the latest technology. She is a recognized expert in training dental professionals in areas of periodontics, including peri-implantitis. Nicole holds many certifications including CO2, Diode and Nd:Yag laser certification. She is currently the only dental professional in Vermont who is certified in periodontal endoscopy. Her chief expertise is in clinical care of advanced periodontal and peri-implant diseases. She utilizes endoscopy with laser treatment to restore patient’s oral health, in many cases resulting in regenerated bone. Nicole earned her hygiene degree and her BA from the University of Vermont. She also holds a MBA from Champlain College.
Miranda Beeson, MS, BSDH, RDH, ICP, ICC
Implant Care Practitioner & Implant Care Coordinator: General Dentistry
Miranda Beeson, MS, BSDH, RDH, ICP, ICC graduated in 2003 with her BSDH and 2004 with an MS in DH Education and Marketing. After graduation she had the opportunity to work with Philips Sonicare as their Professional Relations Manager in which she was responsible for leading key strategic initiatives in the dental hygiene field and collaborating with educators, researchers, and professional associations. Clinical hygiene was her passion and so she returned to the operatory to advance her clinical and communication skills. Miranda finds herself blessed to have had exposure to advanced dentistry and practitioners that have fostered her interest in implant-based dentistry and maintenance. She strongly believes in the value of the relationship hygienists have with their patients and after seeing lives change through bringing hope for quality of life through dental wellness she is eager to mentor others who have the same passion. Miranda has been a long-standing ADHA member and served in her local component in Tidewater, VA. She currently practices clinical hygiene in Virginia Beach, VA and is a proud Old Dominion Alumni, serving on the Old Dominion School of Dental Hygiene Advisory Board sub-committee for the support of new graduates in preparation for entry into the profession and mentorship.