In celebration of the National Dental Hygiene Month, we wanted to take some time to highlight Laura Ruiz, RDH at Trade Winds Dental. While she currently works as a hygienist at our office, she has had roles in dental assisting, front office, office management and more. Take a look at what she had to say about what she loves about working in the field of dentistry.
Having been in the dental field for nearly 30 years, I have had the opportunity to witness the many changes and possibilities dentistry has to offer. 30 years ago, research in dentistry was so limited that tooth loss it seemed was more luck of the draw, than how well a patient cared for their teeth.
I realized early in my career, that I could be known as the tooth cleaner, or I could be the bridge between what the world of dentistry had to offer for each individual patient and helping them obtain it. I believe that every patient deserves the opportunity to choose anything dentistry has to offer and to know how those choices affect their long- term dental goals.
I feel privileged to work in an office that embraces new techniques and allows me to modify treatment –procedures based on the patients need, likes, and dislikes.
As a hygienist, I hope that I meet all of your expectations and look forward to our visit.