Above and beyond
Knowing that some of her students were disheartened during the recent pandemic, Bridget reached out to a motivational speaker to help boost morale. Elijah Desmond (who holds a dental hygiene degree from Ohio State and spearheads a host of vacation-like continuing education dental retreats) offered to speak to students via Zoom.
“I was discussing with other faculty how disheartened many of the students had become due to the uncertainty that the pandemic caused,” said Bridget. “My heart just hurt for them, and I wanted to find a way to help them with maintaining motivation and perseverance in the face of difficulty, and to see that they have chosen a wonderful occupation. They are an amazing group of students who will be an incredible asset to our profession.”