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Fatema Ahmadi – Dental Hygienist

As a dental hygienist Fatema’s job is to maintain the well being of her clients’ oral health. She first started as a dental assistant and got her first job as an assistant with Dr. Wilma Rho when she was 16. Dr. Rho actually trained Fatema to become an assistant and Fatema has never gone to assisting school. She has been a dental assistant for 10 years and a hygienist for 4. She went to school for a Bachelors in Biology at Rutgers University and then transferred to Eastern International College for Dental Hygiene. Dental Hygiene is a field that has lots of room for growth, you can either work clinically, go into teaching or even research. Hygienists work hand in hand with periodontist to make sure your gum health is taken care of and that your oral health is at its finest. They do oral cancer screening and some preventive dentistry such as sealants and scaling and root-planning.nnAn interesting fact about Fatema is that she actually wanted to be a novelist when she was growing up.