"By being a leader I can help people realize their strengths and also motivate them to be their best. Whether it’s team members, or patients, or someone online, I love having the opportunity to help."
What made you want to become a Dental professional?
My mom! She is a dental hygienist. When I was 2 and my brother was 1 she went to school for hygiene. I saw her work hard to achieve her dreams and get into a profession where she could use her skills to help others!
What is the hardest part about being a Dental Professional?
Telling people things they don’t want to hear. It’s hard to deliver bad news or have to say no when someone wants to change the treatment plan to something that wouldn’t be in their best benefit. My first couple years out, I struggled with confidence. I look young, patients questioned me, and I took it to heart. The thing is, I had to be the first person to believe in myself before I could expect anyone else to. Dentistry is called a practice for a reason. I am always learning and refining my skills and I will continue to do so through my career. Working on my skills and keeping up to date on research, attending CE, watching CE online when I have breaks in my schedule, and working weekly with a life coach are all things I do to stay confident!
What do you wish that your patients knew?
How much we care. A lot of patients assume dentists are out for the money but really I think about my patients all the time! I am constantly working on ways to improve their experience and refine my skills
If you could give one dental hygiene tip, what would it be?
A rule I love by: always swish with water after eating or drinking anything!
What motivates you?
Lots of things! I love hearing from my patients that they felt like they got great care from me. I love the community on Instagram and tiktok where I connect with dental professionals everywhere!
What is your favorite part about being a Dental Professional?
Being a leader! By being a leader I can help people realize their strengths and also motivate them to be their best. Whether it’s team members, or patients, or someone online, I love having the opportunity to help.
What is your favorite toothbrush?
The oral-b io series 🤩😍
What is your favorite toothpaste?
I love crest gum detoxify!! I love the taste and feel so clean after.
What is your favorite mouthwash?
Therabreath sparkle mint 🤩
What do you think is the most important thing about what you do?
I am able to show people how to maintain healthy teeth throughout their lives!
What is your favorite part about the Slate Electric Flosser?
How nice the triangles feel! When I use the Slate, I feel clean on another level.
Anything else you want people to know?
I want everyone on earth to read the book “Personhood” by Leo Buscaglia. It is a book that changed the way I see the world and see healthcare and see life. We are all just humans 💜
You can find Britany on instagram @clt.toothdc