Getting To Better Know Our Awesome Dental Assistant, Sue
SOMETIMES, WE’RE GUILTY OF ASSUMING TOO MUCH, RIGHT? We recently realized that we’ve probably wrongly assumed that ALL of you—our valued patients—know Sue as well as we do! That’s probably not the case.
So, We Asked Sue A Few Questions
We asked Sue a few questions to help you get to know her a little better. Those questions are found below—along with her candid answers! Enjoy!
Where are you originally from?
“I grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Will Rogers High School. I have been a resident of Glenpool since 2005. I really enjoy the small town home feel here in Glenpool.”
What made you decide that you wanted to become a dental assistant?
“Maybe I was at the dentist a lot when I was younger…or maybe it just seemed that way! When I went to the dentist, I was always interested in the goings-on of the dental appointment and thought I might enjoy working in a dental office. My senior year of high school, I applied to Tulsa Technology (Vo-tech as it was called back then) for their Dental Assisting program. Unfortunately, the class was full. I was so disappointed! I went ahead and enrolled for another class that was offered at my high school. But the first week of school, my counselor had good news! There was an opening and I was able to start the program after all. So, I believe it was meant to be!”
When you started as a dental assistant was there something funny that happened? Do you dare tell us that story?
“In assisting school, my teacher showed us how to take impressions of peoples’ mouths. When my teacher needed someone to practice on, of course, I was the lucky one. The class gathered around me to watch. The teacher filled the tray with an over abundance of material (I’m sure there was an imprint of my tonsils and beyond in that thing). I gagged the whole time! I was so embarrassed. The other students were laughing until they saw how much material went down my throat! To this day, I have never forgotten how it felt having that impression taken and I always take every step possible to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible when we take impressions of them!”
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?
“Spend time with my family. I have two sons,Travis and Jacob. My youngest one is in college. My husband Mark and l like to check out a lot of the festivals around the state. We also enjoy trying new restaurants around the area. We are HGTV and Food Network fanatics. We are faithful followers of Pioneer Women and Trisha Yearwood cooking shows. We also enjoy college football and love to root for our favorite team-OSU! Go Pokes! I also have church activities that keep me busy and love doing crafts of all kinds.”
What do you enjoy most about being a dental assistant?
“The thing I enjoy most about being a dental assistant is helping our patients become healthy and giving them a beautiful smile that will make them feel more confident.
I also work with a great group of people who truly focus on working together as a team. We are all here to support, educate and give our patients the best care possible!”
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Sue a little better. Here at our practice we feel really fortunate to have her as a member of our awesome team.
Do YOU Have A Question For Sue?
If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to Sue for an answer! Also, as you know, you can always send us private questions or comments on our Facebook page.