Education: Indiana University
RDH: 34 years
Practiced: 14 years

Sue Boyden, RDH, MBA
Sue Boyden, RDH, MBA
Sr. Manager, Global Education & Development

Question

Why do you love Dental Hygiene?

Answer

Because as a dental care provider, you have the opportunity to improve patients’ quality of life every day. And because of the strong network of hygienists in private practice, education and the dental industry who are so dedicated to the profession.

Question

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

Answer

Anytime I saw improvement in my patients’ oral health was a proud moment.

Question

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

Answer

“Walk a mile in my shoes”…clinic shoes that is! The fact that I have shared many of the experiences, concerns, challenges and victories of our hygienist customers while I was practicing has been extremely valuable in the many roles I have held in my career at Hu-Friedy – from new product development, customer and technical support, and training and education. The company values my clinical expertise as well as business experience to help us bring the best products and services to dental professionals.

Question

What do you do to support RDHs in the field?

Answer

I’m fortunate to have contact with practicing hygienists very often in my role at Hu-Friedy and I love asking practicing hygienists what we can do to make your jobs, easier, more comfortable or more enjoyable. It’s always an interesting conversation and many have led to product ideas or improvements. That’s a really fun part of working at Hu-Friedy.

Question

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

Answer

I have proudly worked for Hu-Friedy for 18+ years. I was drawn to the company for the quality of the instrumentation I worked with, first in dental hygiene school and then in private practice. In my tenure, I’ve seen first-hand the dedication of the entire Hu-Friedy organization to understand that quality is our top priority, because our customers expect and deserve nothing less.  We come to work every day and strive to make the highest quality products and provide world class services for dental hygienists and the entire dental team so they can perform at their best. That’s what the Hu-Friedy brand stands for and we challenge ourselves to live up to that goal every day!