Find out more about the people making the decisions and calling the shots in the DHAA.
Every fortnight we ask various movers and shakers, in the association, a set of seven questions. This week we catch up with the new director for DHAA Western Australia, Samantha Stuart.
- Why did you decide to become a dental hygienist/OHT?
I really enjoy helping people take empowerment of their oral health and the detailed work (clinically).
- What was your favourite subject during hygiene/OHT training?
- What do you love most about being a DH/OHT?
The individualised care we give our patients.
- Tell us about your current role with the DHAA, and why you decided to get involved.
I am the new Director for Western Australia. I have been involved in state committees previously, and now have some time to be able to give back to the profession again.
- Who is the person that most influenced you, and how?
Margie Steffens, as her project "Common ground" sets a wonderful precedent for oral health clinicians.
- What are you currently reading?
Three books I'm enjoying at the moment are The Bugatti Queen by Miranda Seymour, I Choose to Live by Sabine Dardenne, and Nights in the Gardens of Spain by Witi Ihimaera.
- Where do you go to escape?
Anywhere, with a backpack on my motorcycle.
Keep an eye out for next time, when we will get to know another proud DHAA volunteer.