Get To Know Our Dental Hygienists – Part 5

We are wrapping up National Dental Hygiene Month with our final “Get To Know Our Dental Hygienists”.  Today we introduce you to Heather Greene who has been at our Sister Bay practice since 2012.

What is your favorite part about being a dental hygienist?
Meeting the patients and learning about them and their families.  Many of my patients are like my extended family.  I also enjoy helping our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health!

What’s your best dental hygiene tip other than brushing/flossing daily?
Visit your hygienist at the appropriate interval for YOU!  Some patients need to be seen every 3 or 4 months rather than 6 months.  Also, I highly recommend a Sonicare electric toothbrush.  Your mouth will feel like you just left the dental office!

What is something about you that very few people know?
I am petrified of frogs!

If you weren’t a dental hygienist what would you be?
I would be a Physical Therapist. 

Get To Know Our Dental Hygienists – Part 4

So far this month we have introduced you to three of our five dental hygienists.  Today we are highlighting the newest hygienist to join our team, Kelly Curtin.  Kelly has been seeing patients at all three of our locations since starting at DBD this past June.

What is your favorite part about being a dental hygienist?
Getting to meet new people and help them achieve or maintain optimal oral health.

What’s your best dental hygiene tip other than brushing/flossing daily?
Using a waterpik.  They are so helpful and beneficial for your oral health.  Also, keeping up with regular cleaning appointments and avoiding tobacco products!

What is something about you that very few people know?
I love to be outdoors. I enjoy going hunting in my free time.

If you weren’t a dental hygienist what would you be?
A dermatologist.  Growing up I always knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare atmosphere that involved helping people.

 

Get To Know Our Dental Hygienists – Part 3

Welcome to part three of our “Get to Know Our Dental Hygienists”.  October is National Dental Hygiene Month and all month long we are highlighting our dedicated team of dental hygienists who help you with your dental hygiene. 

Today it’s time to get to know Gina Luett a bit better.  Gina has been a part of the DBD team for the past 4 years.  She sees patients at all three of our locations.

What is your favorite part about being a dental hygienist?
I absolutely love meeting new people and visiting with all of my patients.

What’s your best dental hygiene tip other than brushing/flossing daily?
I think electric toothbrushes, such as Sonicare, are a HUGE advantage to personal oral home care.

What is something about you that very few people know?
I have played the violin (by ear/Suzuki style training) since age 3.  I took 1st place in a fiddle contest at the Brown County Fair at age 9.

If you weren’t a dental hygienist what would you be?
Eastern forms of medicine and holistic styles of healing and wellness have always intrigued me, so possibly an acupuncturist or Feng Shui specialist.

Get To Know Our Dental Hygienists – Part 2

It is National Dental Hygiene Month and dental hygienists play a key role in helping you have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.  We are continuing to introduce you to our team of dental hygienists here at Dentistry by Design and today is Joanne Patterson’s turn.

During her career Joanne has practiced in Minnesota, Illinois, California and has been a part of the DBD team now for approximately two years. 

What is your favorite part about being a dental hygienist?
– Meeting new people and educating them on the importance of maintaining good oral health.  Then having them return and seeing an improvement in their oral health.

What’s your best dental hygiene tip other than brushing/flossing daily?
– Invest in a good electric toothbrush.  I prefer Sonicare.  I really notice the difference in patients that use one over a manual toothbrush.  Your teeth will feel so clean!

What is something about you that very few people know?
– I have been licensed and have worked in four states over my three plus decades of being a dental hygienists.

If you weren’t a dental hygienist what would you be?
– I would be a registered nurse delivering babies!

 

Get To Know Our Dental Hygienists

October is Dental Hygiene Month and the people that play a very important role in your dental hygiene are dental hygienists.  We thought it would be fun for you to get to know the hygienists here at DBD a little better.  All month long we will be highlighting them, one by one, and having them answer a few questions about themselves.

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First up is Cortney Londo.  Cortney was born and raised in the southern part of Door County and has been a part of the Sturgeon Bay DBD team for 6 years.  

What is your favorite part about being a dental hygienist?
 – The people.  I love hearing about their hobbies and travel experiences.  I’ve traveled to many places I had never heard of until a patient had recommended it.  I learn so much from my patients.

What’s your best dental hygiene tip other than brushing/flossing daily?
– Diet.  Avoid drinking a lot of sugary drinks.  You can have good brushing and flossing habits but if you’re drinking soda all day long you’re going to get cavities.

What is something about you that very few people know?
– I’m probably one of the few people in the U.S. that doesn’t like bacon.

If you weren’t a dental hygienist what would you be?
– A photographer.  I would love to travel the world taking photographs of the landscapes and wildlife.  In reality though, I would probably be a wildlife biologist.