Jordan Southerland


AS in Dental Hygiene
Lanier Technical College

Most people either loved going to the dentist as a kid—or absolutely hated it. Where did you fall? How come?

I absolutely hated going to the dentist as a kid! I was afraid of it being painful!

What (or who) inspired you to get into dentistry? How so?

I was inspired to enter the dental field after I had orthodontics. Once I had my braces removed I became obsessed with my teeth! So I turned it into my career to give everyone else the same beautiful, confident smile!

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Have you ever seen those satisfying videos of things getting cleaned? Like a pressure washer on concrete or steam cleaning carpets? That’s the most rewarding part of my job.

What’s something your patients might be surprised to learn about you?

I am ridiculously good at putting puzzles together!

How do you recharge after a long week? What’s your go-to activity for hitting the restart button?

Brunch on the patio on a sunny day gets me recharged after a long week!

What dental stereotype are you most passionate about changing?

The dentist doesn’t have to be painful, I want to be able to provide a thorough cleaning without the worry!

When I’m in the patient chair, I’m probably grooving to {blank} in my headphones.

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