Wendy- Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Wendy working

Wendy- Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
I’ve been in dentistry for 12 years!

I started as an assistant, graduating with honors from dental assisting school, and then earned my Associate in Applied Science with honors the following year.

While working in the dental field, my interest in becoming a dental hygienist led me to go back to school to earn my Associate in Applied Science in dental hygiene, and I’ve been a practicing dental hygienist since then!

During assisting and hygiene school, I was honored to receive four scholarships: the Ralph W. Ketner Family Endowment Scholarship, Faye Watkins Scholarship, Dr. Stuart Fountain Endowment Scholarship, and the Davidson County Dental Society Scholarship.

What I love most about my job is being able to help educate patients about their oral care and feeling that I can help make a difference for them.

The best piece of advice you’ve ever been given:
To believe in myself and know that anything is within my reach if I put in the work to achieve it!

Cats or dogs?

Your favorite word in the English language:

The most inspiring part of your job:
When a patient actually listens to the advice I give!

Favorite quote or phrase:
“Life is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get.”

Favorite dessert:
Anything strawberry!

The most daring thing you’ve ever done:
Drive I-85 every day.

What’s the one thing you would like for people to know about dentistry?
Problems do not fix themselves; they only get bigger.