onDiem names ‘Changemakers in Dentistry’ award winners

Ondiem Award Seal Winners

Dental staffing platform onDiem awarded five people its inaugural Changemakers in Dentistry Award at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) 2023 Annual Conference in July.

Each winner received a $3,000 grant and other prizes and honors.

The following were awarded for making an impact in the dental industry:

  • Carrie Wucinich, RDH, founder of the Kindness Conquers Foundation, who works to support the well-being and oral health needs of children with cancer.
  • Morris Mugo, RDH, founder of Safari N Smiles, who empowers diverse practitioners and organizes the provision of critical dental care in Africa.
  • Sue Kassoff-Correia, CRDH, BS, clinical director for the Special Olympics and Special Smiles volunteer, who advocates for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Ryan Rutar, RDH, MAM, BS, BA, chair of the ADHA’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility committee and an RDH Magazine editorial advisory board member, who works to build a safe and inclusive dental industry for the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Misty Mattingly, RDH, BS, senior vice president and chief dental hygiene officer at Sage, who works to improve the working conditions and livelihoods of hygienists. 
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