It’s Dental Hygiene Week | Learn Why Our Dental Hygienists Chose This Field of Study

The week of April 5th is when we recognize the dental hygiene profession across the world. We thought it would be unique to provide our patients with some insight as to why they chose to do what they do. This gave our team of superstar hygienists an opportunity to share their “why” with all of you! We hope that this helps our patients get to know them a bit more behind the mask and PPE coverings.

“As a dental hygienist, I pride myself on being a patient advocate. I love having the opportunity to meet patients from all walks of life and building rapport with them. There is great satisfaction as I work with patients to reach their optimal oral health goals. I am also very passionate about patient education, but also love what my patients teach and inspire me in return. It is so rewarding to witness the progress my patients make and knowing that I have helped to make a difference in their life.” – Laurie C. RDH (far left)


“I told my mom at the age of thirteen years old that I wanted to get braces. In my mind, I knew I wanted to be in dentistry, and if I was going to work with people’s teeth, mine needed to be pristine. So when my school’s guidance counselor asked me what my plans were for a career, I immediately responded that I wanted a 4-year degree in the field of Dental Hygiene. I was blessed early on with the gift of knowing how I wanted to mold my future and it has been my passion and occupation for thirty-eight years now. I am very happy to have spent the majority of my career with Dr. Hochberg and his team here at Colony Square Dental Associates. The relationships with my patients, my coworkers, my doctors make it even that much more enjoyable. I am beyond thankful to be back after an almost 6 ½ year hiatus. I work at the BEST dental office anywhere!” – Phyllis D. RDH (center)


“I try to lead a generally healthy lifestyle and have always enjoyed learning about science. So, I decided to merge the two passions, as well as working with my hands, and studied health science. Dental hygiene definitely fit the bill I was looking for. Not to mention, I love meeting new people and enjoy getting to know them. It’s a satisfying feeling to help people take care of their teeth and have a reason to smile. I have been very lucky to have seen literally generations of patients over my twenty-seven years in the dental field.” – Karen L. RDH (far right)


We are a little biased, but we have the very best dental hygienists in Atlanta. Each member of our hygiene team brings something special to the table all the while remaining fluid with the quality of care and bedside manners we are known for. While we all know to brush and floss, but these ladies go far beyond their call of duty. If you are in the market for a new dental expert, give us a call to schedule with Laurie, Phyllis, or Karen today!

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