Amanda Lux, B.S.D.H.
“The rotations we do here in all of the specialties, as well as our rural rotation, make me feel very prepared to be part of any dental office.”
What made you want to earn your dental hygiene degree?
I got a summer job as a dental assistant in a private practice after graduating high school. At the time, I was planning on attending nursing school. Throughout my time as an assistant, I fell in love with the family feel that a dental office can provide. I would come into work every day excited to meet new people and learn more about dentistry. During my free time between appointments I would spend time with the hygienists learning what they do. I realized that I loved the close relationships a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) can have with their patients and how much an RDH can positively influence their patient’s oral and overall health. That’s when I knew hygiene was for me.
What do you take the most pride in from your career as a professional student at WVU School of Dentistry?
The WVU School of Dentistry has given me an extremely well-rounded education. The rotations we do here in all of the specialties, as well as our rural rotation, make me feel very prepared to be part of any dental office. I’m also proud to have taken part in the tobacco cessation program, which can make us stand out as professionals. I feel highly confident in my education and experience from WVU.
What school related events or activities did you enjoy most and why?
I have truly enjoyed being part of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA). This past year I have served as the SADHA Vice President and had the opportunity to organize and take part in many community service projects. I love seeing all the students come together and serve the community and have fun while doing it. I’ve enjoyed collaborating with the SADHA President, Rachael Johnson, to make this the best year possible for everyone. Being part of the homecoming parade this year is one of the most memorable things for me.