Hygienist Spotlight Series: Rima Sheladia, Senior RDH


October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

To celebrate, DentalOne Partners will spotlight five hygienists throughout the month, one per week, who continuously achieve great results and inspire their peers. These five hygienists were chosen by the Regional Hygiene Directors Edgar Lucero (East region), Sarai Puente (West region) and Jane Weisman (North Carolina).

The first Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) spotlight is on Rima Sheladia from the DentalWorks Schaumburg location in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Q: How long have you been a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)?

A: Since I graduated in 2006.

Q: How long have you worked at DentalWorks?

A: I started at DentalWorks right after graduation.

Q: What is ONE takeaway tip you would give patients that they should know about dental hygiene?

A: Keep it simple by brushing and flossing the teeth you want to keep.


Fun questions to get to know Rima a bit better:

Q: What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?

A: Travel the world and experience the culture and cuisine that each country has to offer.

Q: What skill would you like to master?

A: Gourmet cooking/the art of fine dining.

Q: What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

A: Retail therapy (shoes and handbags), spa services, and wine and cheese to end the weekend.

Brief bio: Rima Sheladia joined DentalOne Partners in 2006, shortly after completing her dental hygiene education from Kennedy-King College in Chicago. Over the years, Rima has built a reputation of being a positive influencer and strong leader for other hygienists in her market. Last year, Rima won the Laser Elite challenge along with the Opalescence Go contest. Rima believes everyone should have access to quality dental care. She strives to help all of her patients achieve optimal oral health through education, motivation and encouragement, based on their needs. On a personal note, Rima resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

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