Book Reviews

Yolanda Eddis, RDH, BASDH, from Alabama shares a testimonial about SAVVY SUCCESS - Volume I: You-Roles-Practice Environment:

SAVVY SUCCESS - Achieving Professional Excellence and Career Satisfaction in the Dental Hygiene Profession Volume I: You-Roles-Practice Environment has rejuvenated my passion for career advancement in dental hygiene. Christine Hovliaras provides insight in this dynamic textbook by including thoughts and advice from over 45 practicing dental hygiene professionals from across the country, professional roles, career opportunities, motivational tools and techniques to enhance knowledge and your career path and cultivate personal growth. SAVVY SUCCESS Volume I of her textbooks deserves an initial careful reading then a permanent place within easy reach to go back to again. I greatly anticipate reading Volume II: Patient Care which is launching in September and Volume III: Technology-Ethics-Career Success launching in October.






"Christine is providing a remarkable service to dental hygiene faculty, their students, and experienced RDHs in Volume I through sharing her knowledge of how to fine-tune one's professional behaviors, interpersonal skills and the different ways to advance upward mobility in our profession.  Experienced practitioners would do well to fill out and ponder the excellent exercises she has included.  Sometimes we need to stop and assess ourselves periodically -- especially if we've been in practice many years. She is to be commended for tackling in-depth key issues regarding one's role in dental hygiene, and presenting true-to-life examples of how that role can be expanded andpractice environments changed. In short, an exemplary research and writing job by an exemplary RDH."

Upward and onward!

Regina Dreyer Thomas, RDH, BS, MPA







Savvy Success is a "must read" for any practicing hygienist or student dental hygienist. A myriad of "key opinion leader" dental hygienists share their pearls of wisdom. Savvy Success offers valuable insight garnered over decades of experience. A quick read that is well worth the investment!
Donna Grzegorek 


Christine has created a valuable and insightful series for the dental hygiene profession, whether one is a dental hygiene student, recent graduate or seasoned professional. Thought provoking chapters with extensive real life experiences provided by an exceptional group of dental hygiene professionals and following adult learning principles, makes these books a must for every dental hygienist in the 21st century. Thank you Christine for dedicating your time and talents to growing our profession in such a easy to read format with much valuable day to day information.
Ann-Marie DePalma