Education: Prairie State College, North Central State College
RDH and Practiced: 23 years

Patricia Parker, RDH, BA
Patti Parker, RDH, BA
Administrative Director - Professional Education

Question

Why do you love Dental Hygiene?

Answer

It feeds my caregiver nature and allows me to provide a service that improves people’s lives. It also gives me the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded people.

Question

When you were practicing regularly, what was your proudest moment?

Answer

When one of my long-time patients graduated from dental school, he shared that his positive dental experiences in our practice led him to his decision to pursue a career in dentistry.

Question

How does being an RDH help you in your job at Hu-Friedy?

Answer

My clinical and teaching experience provides me with an in-depth understanding of the needs, opportunities, and challenges of the dental professional.

Question

What do you do to support RDHs in the field?

Answer

Currently, I direct the development of clinically relevant educational content to enhance their knowledge and understanding of new approaches to patient care; allowing them to improve the quality of care they provide to their patient. Outside of my role at Hu-Friedy, I donate time and resources to charitable organization which advance oral heath care.

Question

Why do you believe in Hu-Friedy products/the Hu-Friedy brand?

Answer

It is easy to believe in Hu-Friedy! It is family owned, people-focused, socially responsible company that stands out among its peers. The owners, leaders and employees truly care about the dental professionals they serve, and they listen to what they have to say. The products and services we offer are designed and manufactured with the customer’s needs in mind. The organization’s commitment to the practitioner shows in the quality and diversity of the products and services provided; helping dental professionals excel in their daily lives.