Joyce Ann Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed., FAADH
Founder and President, PLS, LLC

Joyce presents seminars, arranges continuing education for other groups and conducts clinical dental hygiene refresher programs on an ongoing basis.  She is and adjunct faculty at Nova Dental School, Department of Periodontics, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Joyce is a consultant and advisor to several corporations. She developed a Speaker’s bureau and critiques continuing education programs for speakers and corporations.  Joyce is a thought leader for 3M, Procter and Gamble, Hu-Friedy, Kuraray, Surgitel and Crown Seating.

In 2014, Joyce was named Mentor of Distinction and received this national award from Philips Oral Health Care and RDH magazine.  Joyce has been recognized in or published for ADHA ACCESS, RDH Magazine and Career Directions for Dental Hygienists, second edition and Professional SAAVY. She has also published in several professional magazines and journals.  Her services to professional organizations include past president to both the Connecticut Dental Hygiene Association and the American Academy of Dental Hygiene.  Her honors include the CDHA Mabel C. McCarthy Award and Sigma Phi Alpha. She is a graduate of Temple University, PA, University of Bridgeport, CT and New York City Community College.

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Are You Current in Dental Hygiene and Prepared for the Future ?

We all would like to say we are current in our Dental Hygiene Practice, but are we really?  Are you still thinking the way you did when you graduated?  Did you step away from your career for a few years or change employment and realize you’re “out of step” with what is current?   Are you currently practicing or a recent graduate and want to gain insight on what you will need in the future of dental hygiene?

Through a power point presentation and group participation , this course addresses current practices, professional issues, standards of care and new technologies. Continuing education, career advancement and career paths are explored and discussed..

Teaching Tips for Professional Presentations

An opportunity may arise to deliver a dental health presentation to school aged children, eldercare facility, parent group, sales team, study club or other group. Being prepared to deliver an effective message requires basic skills in communication.  This program addresses principles and techniques essential for delivering an dynamic presentation.

Educator’s Workshop: Teaching Strategies for Classroom & Clinical Instruction

This workshop addresses the instructional challenges in teaching adult learners. A review of educational methods including educational domains, learning styles and teaching strategies will be the focus.  Group discussion, problem solving and experiential learning will be part of the workshop process.

Looking for a speaker or topic for your study club or organization?

PLS speakers and topics are relevant to daily practice, provide cutting edge, research based, unbiased information. The speakers are educators, researchers, and clinicians experienced with providing quality continuing education.  They understand the needs of practicing health care professionals and deliver the information by engaging the audience.  Most topics may be tailored to your organizational needs and timeframes varied.

On Line Dental Hygiene Board Prep and CE with

Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed, owner of Professional Learning Services, LLC and  Jane Weiner, RDH, BS, owner of Janewrdh, National Board Review, have partnered to create Dynamic Dental Education, LLC to offer an online course with two purposes:

1. A study guide for dental hygiene students or anyone preparing for the CSCE and NBDHE Exam.

2. Five CEUs on multiple topics for dentists and RDHs. Go to for a free trial.

Both founders have been dental and dental hygiene faculty for many years.  They have collaborated with other educators to create this unique online course, recognized by CEBroker for five CEUs.

This course, unique in its format, provides relevant dental practice information as an update.  It is an opportunity to review and test your knowledge in a fun way that is affordable!

For a limited time we are offering a lower tuition. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.