Dental Hygienist Spotlight: Susan Cornwell




Name: Susan Cornwell

Schooling: I attended Western Carolina University from 92-94 and then transferred to Asheville Buncombe Community College for 94-96 where I received my Associates in Allied Health.

Where do you work now? I have worked in specialty offices such as perio, pedo, clinical health department setting and for the last twelve years for Dr. Jason Shook which is a great general dentist office. I currently work three days a week and also occasionally do temp work in the Western part of North Carolina. I am also the OSHA coordinator for our office for the last 5 years.


What's one piece of advice you'd give a new hygiene grad? I have had some work related aches and pains and wish I could tell my younger self to learn all you can about ergonomics in the dental office and do it!

I have three great kids and my oldest is working as a dental assistant at a local orthodontic office. Dentistry is a field where you can be set in your ways or open to new ideas and techniques. I choose to stay motivated, to never stop learning. I choose to get to know my patients, to help people have good dental health and love their smile. Its the prettiest thing we will ever wear.

Thank you Susan for being spotlighted on Hygiene Edge! If you or someone you know would like to be recognized for being an amazing hygienist, let us know! Email