Every year for National Dental Hygiene Month, dentists around the country remind their patients to floss and post a bunch of boring tips on social media. Rather than contributing to the noise, we decided to focus on our dental hygienists. After all, they’re the dental hygiene experts!
We asked our hygienists to share something about themselves that makes them unique. And a few people surprised us with their responses! We have a part-time psychic, a dog hygienist, a few world travelers and even someone who races motorbikes!
Read all about our hygienists below. And if you’d like to meet any of them, give us a call to make an appointment today!
I have been a dental hygienist for 16 years. Aside from dentistry and caring for my patients’ oral health, my other passions include traveling the world and learning about therapeutic massage. This photo was from a trip to Thailand where I had the opportunity to not only experience a very beautiful part of the world, but also study Thai massage.
I’ve been practicing dental hygiene for 12 years. I also have a passion for raising awareness for premature birth and the health risk for pregnant women with periodontal disease. Our family loves to support the March of Dimes Kentuckiana to give back for all the support they showed us on our 10-week journey in the NICU.
Hi, my name’s Andrea and dental hygiene is just one of my passions. I’m a member of Toastmasters International – a group that promotes leadership, communication, and community involvement. Through Toastmasters, I’ve been able to promote oral health in non traditional ways and meet many great people.
I’m a new hygiene graduate from the University of Louisville. My husband introduced me to a new hobby called MotoTrials. When I’m not practicing hygiene, I’m competing and spending time with my 5-year-old daughter. We travel a lot with this sport and even had the opportunity to go to Spain this year!
Jessica is not just a Dental Hygienist at our New Albany office – she’s also an actress and psychic medium! Jessica has acted at Kentucky Center for the Arts and recently starred in Sordid Lives by Pandora Productions.
I have been a dental hygienist for 12 years! I am a kid at heart and a thrill seeker. I stay physically active by going to the gym and playing softball. I like roller coasters, zip lining and other adventurous activities. But most importantly I love sharing those experiences with my family and friends.
Hi, my name’s Lynnetta and I’ve been practicing dental hygiene for 36 years, 30 of those with Dr. Robert Fuchs. A passion of mine is baking and decorating cakes. I love bringing treats to my Audubon family. The best part of being a hygienist are the relationships I develop with my patients, some whom are 3rd generation. It also allows me time to travel to NYC to see my grandson, Jonah, and his soon to be little sister!
My name is Kristie and I’ve been a practicing dental hygienist for 13 years. I play music and sing, and I have a huge soft spot for animals. I’m a health and fitness enthusiast, but traveling the world with my husband is currently my biggest passion. I guess you could say I’m all over the map.
I have been a dental hygienist for 44 years. I love dogs and in 1996 I taught myself how to clean teeth without sedation. In 2011 I moved to Asheville and got a job at the Animal Hospital of North Asheville doing their non-anesthetic dentals.
My passion for helping people extends well beyond their teeth. I’ve co-founded a non-profit called David’s Hope that supports people and their families that have been affected by addiction and PTSD. This work has led me to pursue a degree in nursing so that I can continue working daily with those in recovery. This is one of my favorite photos of my brother, my mom, and myself about a year before he lost his battle with addiction.
I have been practicing dental hygiene for four years. Dental hygiene has been my dream career since I was 12 years old! When I’m not on the clock, I enjoy anything that involves coffee, spending time with my pug and trying new things.
I’ve been a hygienist since 2014. Like most little girls, I’ve LOVED horses for as long as I can remember and started riding when I was 8 years old. I competed as a teenager and young adult in Hunter Jumper, paying my way by working at the stables I rode at. Today I enjoy simple trail rides with my trusty girl Chloe. And I’m also lucky enough to share my passion with my daughter, who loves to ride with me on her pony Lacey. This picture was taken at a benefit ride for children battling cancer.
I have been a practicing dental hygienist since 2012 with a large passion for cycling. Endurance mountain bike racing is my passion outside of the mouth. I love the sweat, the mental challenge, and the skill that comes along with this sport.
I’m Renee Hamilton and I’ve been a hygienist for over 13 years. It’s a passion of mine to help others have a healthy smile by educating them to the best of my ability. Another passion I have is skincare and I’ve been a Nerium brand partner about 4 years. My husband I have 3 beautiful children, Trace (8), Dayne (5) and Mollie (1), and they are my “WHY” for every single thing I do.
Hi, my name’s Diane and I’m a dental hygienist in Maineville, Ohio. I have three sons and four grandsons. Yep, that equals seven boys! Travel has always been another remarkable part of my life. Over the years, my travels have taken me to forty-nine American States and over ten foreign countries.
I’ve practiced dental hygiene for 16 years and been in dentistry for 21. When I’m not in the dental office, my passion is traveling! I love seeing new countries and experiencing new cultures. This is a pic of me in Edinburgh a few weeks ago – my second time there!!