Realize a vision-driven practice; improve ROI
and patient outcomes. 

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Learn to lead your organization by developing core fundamentals of:
  • Leadership
  • Business acumen
  • Patient advocacy
While strategically driving ROI through critical investment in professional development. 
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National Hygiene Excellence aims to redefine and elevate the profession of

dental hygiene in practices across the nation.


Our goals are to: 


  • ​Build leaders who understand the business side of dentistry in order to elevate patient outcomes,​

  • Realize the asset of having a vision-driven dental hygiene practice inside the practice, based on oral health as an extension of overall health, and​

  • Develop dental hygienists that see themselves as a part of a team that facilitates positive interactions with staff members and patients.

Our organization is dedicated to providing skills in five core pillars; each a meaningful component in understanding the big picture in the hygiene space- grounded in leadership, business acumen, and patient advocacy.

Diplomacy/ Teamwork

Excel as a leader in your profession and in your life.

Collaborate as a servant leader in your profession.

Dental/Medical Synergy

Bridge the gap between dental and medical risks factors.

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Assure best patient outcomes in prevention and treatment.

Learn what you need to know about the business side of your practice.

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Sarah Varney, RDH, BSDH, MBA

Registered Dental Hygienist with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree, employed by Kendall Pointe Dental since 1988. Received an Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene degree in 1995 from Parkland College in Champaign, IL and graduated with Honors from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT with a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree in 2008.

Obtained certifications: Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2003, an Associate Fellowship and Dental Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute in 2004, Ultimate Soft Tissue Laser Certification, World Clinical Laser Institute in 2013, Administer and Monitor Nitrous Oxide, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2010, Inspired Hygiene Mastermind Member and Advanced Periodontal Coach in 2011. Member of the Illinois Dental Hygiene Association and the academic honorary society, Phi Kappa Phi. In 2008, became the charter recipient of the Irene Newman award.

In June 2019, Founded and became the Program Director for CE2 at DecisionOne Dental.

Applied to the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Executive MBA program in May 2019. Received admissions in August 2019 into the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business, Executive MBA program, Chicago campus, Class of 2021.

June 2020, CEO and Founder of DSO Hygiene Excellence, an organization of dental hygienists in the pursuit of excellence in patient care within the DSO space with an emphasis on leadership, business and national collaboration with other like-minded hygienists to elevate our profession and patient outcomes.

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