Don’t miss this inspiring look inside the life of Esther M. Wilkins, RDH, DMD, the pioneering author, teacher, advocate, and mentor affectionately known as the “godmother” of dental hygiene! When Esther passed away in 2017, just three days after her 100th birthday, she left behind a legacy of excellence and dedication to the entire dental hygiene community that will never be forgotten.
Now inThe Esther M. Wilkins Story, as Told by Her Friends, Pam Bretschneider shares the story of the trailblazer who devoted 57 of her 100 years to the dental hygiene profession and wrote the world-renowned textbook, Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, which was first published in 1959.
After a 2008 conversation sparked this authorized biography, Bretschneider, one of Esther’s longtime friends, spent years compiling letters, stories, and photos from over 50 of Esther’s friends and co-workers that span her professional career. The result is a fitting tribute to the woman who helped shape the course of the dental hygiene profession.
- More than 200 photos, many from her personal collection, shown throughout the book help convey Esther’s amazing life and legacy
- Full coverage of Esther’s life, including her education, her contributions as a teacher, author, and speaker, and her awards and accolades
- The eBook contains transcripts of Esther’s memorable speeches as well as a timeline of her life in conjunction with other major events in the world and dental hygiene
- And more