Meet Dental Hygienist Lindsey Champagne

Working mothers have very full schedules each day as they maintain their homes, families, and rise and shine for their daily work routine.

At the age of 27,  Lindsey Champagne accomplishes all these tasks with a smile on her face and a pleasant personality. Lindsey is a native Michigander who grew up in Caseville and moved to Owendale upon her marriage to Hunter, but Caseville is still her place of employment in the dental office of Scott Redwantz D. D. S.

Hunter keeps busy too, with his work in the telecommunications field. Lindsey and Hunter are the very proud parents of a beautiful 2-year-old little girl named Grace. To complete the family picture is Marty, a German short-haired pointer. When Lindsey has a few free moments, she enjoys being outside and scrapbooking. Lindsey not only keeps her home life running smoothly, she keeps her patients’ dental health running smoothly, too.

Why did you decide to become a dental hygienist?


I decided to become a dental hygienist because I wanted to work in the health field and be able to help people, but not in a sense as a nurse. Being able to help people achieve good oral health is satisfying.

Where did you receive your training/schooling, and how long was the program?

I received schooling at Delta College. The program is two years.

Did you receive any special certification, and did you have to pass any kind of final exam or demonstration of your capabilities?

I received certification in local anesthesia as well as nitrous oxide and had to take a national board, as well as state and clinical board examinations to become licensed.

What are the duties of a dental hygienist?

The duties of a dental hygienist include promoting oral health, performing a dental prophylaxis (cleaning), taking X-rays, cleaning and sterilizing rooms and instruments, administering local anesthesia, and educating patients.

What is the best part of being a dental hygienist?

The best part of being a dental hygienist is seeing the difference it can make in patients’ lives, and getting to see the excitement that patients have when they start to see a difference as well.

What is the hardest part of being a dental hygienist?

The hardest part of being a dental hygienist is definitely the havoc it takes on your body. Making sure you have proper ergonomics is essential to have a long career in the dental field.

What qualities do you believe are necessary to be a successful dental hygienist?

Qualities to be a successful dental hygienist, I would say, would be adaptability, attention to detail, empathy, optimism, communication skills, problem solving skills, and having a little sense of humor.

How many years have you worked for Scott Redwantz D.D.S. in Caseville?

I have worked for Scott Redwantz D.D.S. in Caseville for four years.

What is one tip you would give the residents of Huron County to maintain good dental health?

One tip that I would give to the residents of Huron County to maintain good dental health is to stay up on home care and receive regular in office dental care. It’s better to stay on top of your oral health than to let problems occur before you see us in the office.

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