Hygienist Silvia Berlin’s favorite part of her job? “The people,” she says. “I knew I couldn’t just have a job where I sat at a desk all day. I want to be interacting with people and helping them every day.”
But by the time she’d finished hygiene school, she came away with more than just new friends: “I met my husband there, too!” she says. “We were friends at first, and we graduated together, and ended up getting married. He works with kids now, but it’s really great that we can share our experiences with one another. I can tell him about something that happened that day and he’ll know exactly what I mean.”
And when you’re in Silvia’s chair, she’s going to work hard to make sure the experience is as pain-free as possible. “I’m very gentle,” she says, “and I’ll always make a point of explaining everything that I’m doing so you know what to expect. It’s what I’d want myself, and I always treat my patients like I’d want to be treated.”
I’m very gentle, and I’ll always make a point of explaining everything that I’m doing so you know what to expect.