Education: Luzerne County Community College
RDH: 23 years
Practiced: 10 years (adjunct faculty for one year)

Wendy Bebey, RDH, BS
Wendy Bebey, RDH, BS
Clinical Education Manager - Atlantic

Question

Why do you love Dental Hygiene?

Answer

Being a part of the dental hygiene profession provides a very rewarding sense of community and comradery. There is a lot of pride in the profession and so it gives you this feeling of being a part of something so impactful in oral health and overall health promotion.

Question

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

Answer

My proudest moment was the fact that I actually made it through hygiene school and passed my boards. I was the “underdog” of my class and struggled through the program. I always say that if there was an award given for the student who spent the most time crying in the bathroom, it would have gone to me. I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment to have become an RDH. In general, I am just proud to be an RDH.

Question

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

Answer

As a dental hygienist who has expanded my career from clinical to corporate, I love that I get to work for a company that is so passionate about dental hygiene. Because I have a degree in dental hygiene and a degree in education, being on the Clinical Education Team allows me to use my background and passion for the profession. I can relate to dental hygiene students because I have been “in their shoes.” I can also have clinical discussion based on my experience in practice and teaching dental hygiene.

Question

What do you do to support RDHs in the field?

Answer

One of the ways that I give back to my profession is by being a mentor. Many hygienists are curious about career opportunities with oral care companies. Based on my 15+ years of working corporately, I enjoy helping others by having career discussions.

Question

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

Answer

I have always held Hu-Friedy in high regard based on high quality products and excellent customer service and considered myself a brand enthusiast. And now working for Hu-Friedy, I have a natural affinity and an elevated level of pride to represent the company. The standard of excellence is truly best in class. Clinicians want the best products to help them do great work. There is no question that every single employee at Hu-Friedy is committed to excellence.