Linda Rhoades CRDH, BS has been in the dental field for over 40 years. She began her career as a certified dental assistant trained in the United States Air Force, then went on to get her dental hygiene degree at Madonna University in Michigan. She was a clinical hygienist for 39 years and has taught both dental assisting and dental hygiene. In January 2021, Linda retired her scalers and works in our office as the Professional Relations Director. She does marketing for the office, social media, mentoring for the dental hygiene department, and is in charge of the dental hygiene study club. This club meets quarterly and is attended by many hygienists in the area who come to our education center for continuing education and camaraderie. Linda loves gardening, crafts, reading, and writing dental articles for several publications. Her five grandchildren and dachshund puppy keep her young! She lives in The Villages with her husband Marc, a retired dentist.