New leadership role displays commitment to protecting and promoting oral health
IRVINE, CALIF. Feb. 26, 2021 – Leading dental support organization Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) announces Rosalinda Olague, RDA, Manager of Dental Assistant National Strategy, has been appointed to a yearlong term as Vice President of the Dental Board of California. Olague was nominated and elected to fill the position by fellow Board members. As VP, Olague will serve as the Board’s strategic planning liaison with staff and will assist staff in the monitoring and reporting of the strategic plan to the Board. Additionally, Olague will serve on several impactful committees including the Access to Care Committee, Examination Committee, Licensing, Certification and Permits Committee, Substance Use Awareness Committee, and the Dental Assisting Council.
Olague was first appointed to the Board by Governor Jerry Brown in April 2018 and has been a registered dental assistant (RDA) with PDS since 2008. She started her PDS career as a lead RDA at Monet Dental Group and in 2015 was promoted to regional back office manager for PDS’ South Inland Empire and San Diego regions. In 2018, Olague joined the PDS National Support team as Senior Specialist of Dental Assistant National Strategy and was promoted to Manager of Dental Assistant National Strategy in 2019. At PDS, Olague is recognized for her exceptional commitment and passion for creating Healthier, Happier Patients®. Olague received her master’s degree from the University of Redlands and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at La Sierra University. She is also a member of the American Dental Assistants Association.
The Dental Board of California's mission is to protect and promote the health and safety of consumers of the State of California. The Board licenses and regulates over 100,000 licensees; consisting of dentists (DDS), registered dental assistants (RDA), and registered dental assistants in extended functions (RDAEF). In addition, the Board has the responsibility for setting the duties and functions of unlicensed dental assistants. The Board’s highest priority is the protection of the public when exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions.
Since its inception in 1994, PDS-supported practices have been committed to clinical excellence and providing the Perfect Patient Experience® through modern dentistry with advanced, proven technology. These clinical treatment tools are at the forefront of oral and whole-body health care and include CEREC® CAD/CAM same-day crowns, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital X-rays, soft tissue diode lasers, salivary diagnostics, and the VELscope® oral screening system to help detect oral cancers. PDS patients are also offered integrated dental specialties oftentimes conveniently located under one roof, such as endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, dental hygiene, and pediatric dentistry.