- Degree Awarded: Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene
I made such a leap of faith to drastically change my life, but I am so grateful I did.
"Growing up, we did not have dental insurance, so consistent dental visits and braces were not an option for me. After not seeing a dentist for 15 years I needed a wisdom tooth extracted. The dentist was understanding, empathetic and encouraging and put my fears at ease. At the time, I was working as an Assistant Branch Manager at a local bank, having worked my way up from the teller line. When the dentist said I needed orthodontia, I scheduled monthly orthodontic appointments and found the dental environment interesting and stimulating. I decided then that I wanted to be a hygienist. My husband and I knew it would be a financial sacrifice for me to return to school full-time but he supported me in this life changing decision. I received my acceptance letter to the Dental Hygiene program when I was nine-months pregnant. Sometimes I cannot believe that I made such a leap of faith to drastically change my life, but I am so grateful I did. I never looked back." Tammie Bradway
“Tammie was a pleasure to work with and always open to improving her techniques in client care. She often would ask at the end of a client session, ‘What could I have done differently to make that session better?’ That kind of attitude will never steer you wrong in life!” Michelle Sirois, Professor, Dental HygieneSee all Success Stories