Wendy Ohnoutka is a Dental Hygienist at Bluestem Health. She knows that beyond the education, it also takes a big heart, patience, and perseverance. Like most dental hygienists, she can find herself repeating the same information over and over again, but she knows that education is the most important part of keeping her patients healthy.
“When I was in hygiene school, we were told that our main job was education. If we just clean patients’ teeth and don’t teach them how to maintain it, we have failed,” she says. “So I work many days just for that one patient that comes back with reward. It’s all worth it!”
It makes sense, then, that her favorite part about working with Bluestem Health’s Dental program is providing education. “I am so fortunate to be provided all of the models and visual aids needed to make the best educational impact possible every time I have an opportunity to touch a life,” she says.
“It’s always fun here. I always look forward to coming to work,” says Wendy. “Dr. Reddy is definitely my role model. I want to be just like her when I grow up.”
Outside of her work with Bluestem Health, Wendy loves to attend her two daughters’ sporting events and is busy with graduation and college plans.