5 Questions With ... Ms. Phyllis Martina

Phyllis Martina, RDH, M.B.A.
Senior Professional Education Manager
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1.  What gives you the most satisfaction professionally?

When someone achieves something new and I have helped them with that achievement.

2.  What’s the best career advice you ever received?

Act like you have the position you want, and you will get that position.

3.  What’s a major development in your field that’s flying under the radar?

Dental therapists. There is a need for better access to dental care, and we should be the ones driving the change rather than following.

4.  What’s your favorite vacation spot—and why?

I love Europe and would go back there now, if I could.

5.  Dogs or cats—and why?

Dogs because they can be your friend.