The Functional Hygienist®

Clinical Innovators ®

The Functional RDH ® is an advanced certification that includes hands-on lectures and study-club educational experiences to bridge the gap between dental hygiene school and the implementation of the latest innovations in dentistry to improve oral and systemic health. The standard of care does not evaluate the root cause of oral and systemic diseases. The standard of care was designed to prevent the provider from lawsuits and keep the patient alive. The standard of care was never meant to be considered the “gold standard” but rather a patient minimum of care.

The Functional RDH ® identifies the root cause of hard and soft tissue diseases and equips the clinician with a systematic approach to homecare recommendations, innovations in chairside technology, functional medicine integration, a wellness approach to hygiene prevention, and overall practical execution of the Bale Doneen Method to systemic health.

To learn more about the certification or to become a certified Functional RDH® instructor, email Amber at

Don't Fall Behind!

Join the Functional RDH ® community.