Ann Battrell Recently Interviewed on DentalEZ Group’s Video Blog

Battrell Discusses Current State, Recent Changes, and the Future of Profession

Malvern, PA (December 21, 2010) – DEZiree, the newest hygiene video blog star for DentalEZ® Group, recently interviewed the Executive Director of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Ann Battrell, on the Group’s new DEZiree site.

A true visionary in the dental hygiene profession, Battrell has held the Executive Director position for the Association since 2005. She is the first actual Registered Dental Hygienist
to hold the prestigious title. Battrell began her career at the ADHA eleven years ago, when
she started as the Manager of Education, and quickly moved up the ranks as Director of Education, Assistant Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Education, and, finally, Executive Director.

Housed on DentalEZ’s microsite,, the 13-minute interview explores important state-of-the-industry topics, such as:

• The top three changes in the hygiene profession
• The currently growing diversity in roles and titles of Registered Dental Hygienists
• Collaborative practice between dentists and hygienists
• A forecast of future changes in the hygiene profession for the next 5-10 years
• How the ADHA supports the hygiene profession on a broad and individual level
• ADHA membership benefits

To view the full Ann Battrell interview, please log onto or visit

About DEZiree

DEZiree is the star of a new video blog recently created by the DentalEZ® Group, called The DEZiree Show. A positive representation of the modern hygienist, DEZiree is becoming a familiar face in the dental community. DEZiree stars in a weekly video blog presenting 30- to 90-second video segments covering a variety of topics relevant to dental hygienists. DEZiree presents the latest industry news, exclusive promotions, new product announcements, and tales from the chairside that dental hygienists identify with through their everyday personal and professional experience.

Dental hygienists can opt in to receive weekly e-mails for The DEZiree Show by logging onto, where The DEZiree Show is housed. The new DentalEZ blog also features a forum for dental hygienists to discuss daily events and products with their peers.

About DentalEZ® Group

DentalEZ® Group is committed to advancing the practice of dentistry through innovative products and services. Encompassing six distinct product brands—StarDental®, DentalEZ®, CustomAir®, RAMVAC®, NevinLabs™, and Columbia Dentoform® — DentalEZ® Group manufactures everything in the operatory, from handpieces to chairs to vacuum systems to dental simulation models, creating a complete line of products to elevate the health, comfort, and efficiency of the dental operatory. For more information, please visit