Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Good Morning Saipan


Early Tuesday morning Crystal and I went live on Harry's Radio show 103.9 to promote National Dental Hygiene Awareness Month for the month of October. I was a bit nervous considering you never really know what Harry will ask you! Its good though because he keeps you guessing and I have to say that he's very professional on air! Needless to say we had a great time talking about the importance of proper oral hygiene and coming in regularly for dental checks every six months. We also discussed topics like how periodontal gum disease is linked to systemic diseases like Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Stroke, Low term prebirth babies, and Pulmonary disease. Your mouth is truly a window of your health. Hope we got the point across. Of course we had a couple of minutes towards the end to talk about diving as well.

Anyway I just realized that I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for four years! Holy Cow! Time has flown by and I can't believe I have been in this profession for that long. I have learned so much about life and people in this profession. Many times I have taken the role as a counselor in the chair where people would vent about anything from marriage, work, and real life concerns. Personal discussions don't ever leave my dental office. Its amazing how much people will share with you though. I may not offer advice but I do have great ears=)

8 comments:

Lewie Tenorio said...

After listening to you and Crystal I wanted to go get my teeth cleaned even though it's only been four months since I last went. How do you get over the gross factor looking down people's mouths, or do you ever really get over it?

John Dax said...

Getting over Tooth Morphology 101 in school is really the hard part...(yawn)... LOL! You two did a great job and I'll make sure to eat first before my next cleaning appointment. Every cleaning job with me should be an adventure. Mwahahaha!

Lewie Tenorio said...

Oreo cookies will do it.

Sean said...

I love the passion you have for your work. It's infectious!

Ken & Crystal said...

It was fun Bev! You did a great job. Thanks Harry! Let's do it again. And, Jon and Lewie -- eat garlic before you see Bev!!! ha, ha! Oreo's are good too...! I'll check your teeth after Bev gets them sparkling clean!
;-)
Dr. Crystal

Bev said...

Lewie, John, Crystal: Ha Ha very funny guys. Lets just say nothing is as gross as the smell of Tuna. I can handle the Betel Nut stain, bits of chicken and beef,garlic smell, bleeding and puffy gums . . . but the smell of Tuna makes me want to hurl. I'm grossing out just thinking of it.

Sean: thanks =)

Anonymous said...

There are so many things that can be linked to cardiovascular disease. Likewise, preventing heart attacks does not have to be limited to awful perscriptions and their wretched side effects!

Gloria Pierson said...

Great opportunity to share your knowledge with the community - yo guys did a great job! Sorry we missed you in SF - glad you had so much fun.