GET TO KNOW: Samantha Stuart

Image of DHAA Western Australia Director 2017-18 Samantha Stuart

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.

  1. 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).
  2. What was your favourite subject during hygiene/OHT training? 
    Microbiology.
  3. What do you love most about being a DH/OHT?
    The individualised care we give our patients.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.