Top DCA Hygienist Wins Hu-Friedy Golden Gracey Award
The Golden Gracey Award recognizes hygienists who exemplify Dental Care Alliance’s core values, consistently provide superior service to patients, and are a role model for other team members.
SARASOTA, FL (October 15, 2017) – Dental Care Alliance is proud to announce Margaret “Magi” Richard, a Registered Dental Hygienist at Lighthouse Dental Care in Stratford, CT, is the winner of this year’s DCA Hu-Friedy Golden Gracey Award. The honor recognizes the top hygienist in the company who exemplifies the qualities of teamwork, respect, integrity, excellence, reliability, and social responsibility. Ms. Richard consistently excels in providing patient care, which results in a full schedule, excellent patient reviews, and a steady stream of referrals.
Ms. Richard was chosen from a strong field of more than 265 candidates. Her colleagues at Lighthouse Dental Care said she has been a dedicated, loyal, and invaluable team member for 30 years.
“Magi has an amazing, unfaltering work ethic. She consistently gives 110% and will always look for ways to help the office and team,” said Eileen Geier, the office manager at Lighthouse Dental Care. “She has a great rapport with patients, as can be seen by the number of great reviews she receives. She also has a unique rapport with children and has success treating even challenging patients.”
Ms. Richard received a 24-carat gold-plated Gracey curette that signifies Hu-Friedy’s and DCA’s vision for dental excellence. In addition, she received a 3-day trip to Chicago, Illinois for herself and a friend. The travel package included two round-trip air fares, hotel accommodations for two nights, a tour of Hu-Friedy’s headquarters, and a $500 gift card for meals and entertainment.
Each region in Dental Care Alliance had a top hygienist nominated for this award. Congratulations go to Maria Agapito, Konikoff Dentistry of Lynnhaven in Virginia Beach, VA; Regina Brockman, The Dental Center at Baptist in Miami, FL; April Buczek, The Dental Center of South Bend, Pediatric Dental Office in South Bend, IN; Patricia Ferreira, Advanced Dental Care of Orlando, FL; Barbara Green-Brooks, Dental One Associates of Cross Keys in Baltimore, MD; Leisa Matwijiw, Family Dental Group of Fishkill, NY; Tonya Mitchell, Gentle Dental of Jefferson in Detroit, MI; Lene Pittman, Dental One Associates of College Park, GA; Rachel Ploucher, Dental Solutions of Deptford, PA; Joshua Price, Brad Freedman, DDS & Associates in Alexandria, VA; Michele Sigler-Torres, Dental Associates of Florida in Sun City and Tampa, FL; Grace Smith, Dental Solutions of Stoney Creek in Springfield, PA; and Sara Tufts, Baystate Dental of Longmeadow, MA.
In addition, every hygienist in the Dental Care Alliance network of more than 265 offices received a new scaler in appreciation for the service they provide their patients every day. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, so this is the perfect time to pay tribute to the incredible work performed by the DCA hygienists.
About Dental Care Alliance
Dental Care Alliance is a ground-breaking dental support organization created by dentists who are focused on improving the well-being of both patients and dentists. For more than 25 years, the company has enabled dentists to focus on providing excellent patient care, supported by a team of business professionals to help run the day-to-day operations of a dental office. DCA provides services to more than 320 dental offices operating under 80 brand names in 15 states. DCA is a portfolio company of the New York-based private equity firm Harvest Partners, LP. For more information, visit DentalCareAlliance.com.
In my first two years out of school, I was fortunate enough to take the IV sedation course and implant courses. Dental Care Alliance actually picked up the tab. It was over $20,000 in courses. If I started my own practice I would not have had that opportunity.