Sayena graduated from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program in May 2013. We wish all the success in the world to you and look forward to hearing from you again soon!
Why did you decide to pursue a degree in dental hygiene?
I was always interested in oral health. When I first started university, I enrolled in a general science degree, thinking I would pursue a career in dentistry in the future. However, throughout my time there, I learned about the UBC Dental Hygiene Program and I decided to enroll. I really like the idea of being in a professional program that will allow me to graduate with a specialized degree. I’ve learned so much more about the role of dental hygienists throughout the four years in this program. I started the program thinking that hygienists only worked in private practice, however I have come to realize that there are so many more roles that we can play whether in community health, administration or research.