Today, the spotlight is on Becki Blair. She’s a Hygienist at DentalWorks Mayfield Heights in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. She has been with the DentalOne family for a year and a half and has been an RDH for 16 years. Let’s dive into her Q. & A.!
Q: What made you decide to become a Hygienist?
A: I was a chair-side assistant when I was 16 years old for my family dentist. I was already making temporary crowns and working in the lab by the age of 18. I love horses, and my first degree was in animal science from the University of Oklahoma. Then the light came on… I needed money to have horses… So I went to hygiene school, because that’s what I knew I loved.
Q: Why did you choose to become part of the DentalOne family?
A: I loved being a part of the Chapel Hill office in Akron, Ohio, and then, I had a baby. I had to leave for a period of time, but I came back, because I knew I always fit well within a DentalOne supported practice.
Q: If a Hygienist was considering joining a DentalOne supported practice, what would you tell him or her about personal development within the company?
A: I guess I haven’t experienced too much personal growth, because I just came back a few months ago. However, every day I work, there is some sort of growth. Our team is getting closer and stronger every day, and it shows.
Q: What are the benefits of being supported by DentalOne versus working in a private practice?
A: DentalOne gets it! An RDH is a producer/provider in the office and is rewarded as such when supported by this company. I’ve always been driven by numbers, but I’m even more driven to provide good quality dental hygiene. My patients are proof. ☺
Q: What opportunities does DentalOne provide you with to grow not just your medical skill set but also your leadership abilities?
A: Working with a dedicated Hygiene Assistant is optimal for patient care. To do this, the Hygiene Assistant and RDH must create and develop a flow to their schedules. We are definitely achieving this at DetanlWorks Mayfield Heights!
Q: How does having access to all of the latest products and technology impact the level of quality patient care you provide?
A: Our patients are the ones who reap the rewards of the technology and products we can provide them with. When a treatment is determined, all areas of patient care must be addressed.
Get to Know Becki on a Personal Note!
Q: What’s your hidden talent?
A: Every patient becomes my friend just like in CHEERS!
Q: What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but are yet to use?
Q: Given a chance, who would you be for a day and why?
A: A top stockbroker in downtown Manhattan running the numbers on the stocks until the bell rings!
Q: Are you a spring, summer, fall or winter person and why?
A: Summer! Because who doesn’t love camping, boating, horse shows and a fresh garden?
Q: If you could time travel, would you go to the past or to the future?
A: The past. I would love the opportunity to see my closest relatives who have passed just one more time.
Q: What’s one thing about you that surprises people?
A: I drive a huge diesel truck!
Hygienists at DentalOne supported practices are valued and given the tools they need to achieve success. If you are looking for a career that empowers you to grow both professionally and clinically, check out our current Hygienists openings across the country today!