Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and has spent the last 25 years actively involved in dental hygiene leadership, education and advocacy on the local, state and national level.
Lancette is a past president of the Nevada Dental Hygienists Association, is a past recipient of the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year and received the Innovative Career Vision Award for her work in all 7 professional roles of the dental hygienist. She served for 4 years on the board of directors for the American Dental Hygienists Association and has been honored at the national level by receiving the ADHA Irene Newman Professional Achievement award, recognizing her for her contributions to advancing the art and science of the dental hygiene profession over the last 15 years.
Lancette is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker and serves as a key opinion leader in the dental industry. She has been featured on podcasts such as Dentistry’s Gone Wild and Your Dental Top 5 for innovative access to care solutions. Most recently, she has published articles in Dentistry IQ regarding mobile dentistry during a pandemic and the administration of vaccines by dental hygienists. She works as a clinician in private practice, owns/operates her own mobile dentistry business, has an AGD PACE Approved national CE company (Hygienist for Health) and volunteers as a registered lobbyist for nonprofit work. Lancette is passionate about ensuring that all communities have access to dental care, the power of prevention and the utilization of the dental hygienist.
Areas of Expertise: Advocacy and Policy Making, Public Health and Mobile Dentistry, Continuing Education and Public Speaking, Leadership and the Oral-Systemic Link.
Kandice is a 1997 graduate of Texas Woman’s University dental hygiene program and a 2013 graduate from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Science in Counseling and Development. She is full-time faculty at Collin College, where she teaches Community Dental Health and Research. Kandice is a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked in private practice and multiple county jails as a mental health counselor.
In her free time, she loves training with kettlebells. Kandice is a certified Strong First School of Strength kettlebell and barbell instructor. She enjoys combining her counseling and dental hygiene skills to help clinicians grow professionally and personally through a better understanding of self and others. Kandice offers continuing education courses on professional burnout, managing anxious patients, Motivational Interviewing, and oral manifestations of substance abuse. She is also a professional writer and has contributed to many industry publications. You can read her column in Today’s RDH, titled “Mental Health Spotlight.”