The first recipient of the $1500 Door County Dental Care Scholarship career in dentistry was awarded to McKenzie F., a student at NWTC that is completing the dental assisting degree. The scholarship was awarded in May of 2023. Learn more about McKenzie and why she chose this field below.
Why did you choose complete the dental assisting degree at NWTC?
I choose to complete the dental assisting program because since I have had braces and was always in the offices, I have always had an interest in dental assisting and I thought it would be the perfect fit for me.
What’s the most interesting thing you learned during from your dental assisting education?
There have been so many interesting things that I have learned so far, but one thing that really shocked me was learning that there can be more than 32 teeth in the mouth and I hope that in some point in my career I can see that.
How was your hands on experience at Door County Dental Care?
My overall experience at Door County Dental Care was so incredibly amazing. Both Dr. Luders and Dr. Hubbard were such great teachers and being in a real office instead of the campus clinic really helped me grasp everything. Being in the office really made me realize that dental assisting is definitely what I want to do for the rest of my life. Patients were also so encouraging and really helped to motivate me into this decision.