(From the September 2013 issue of Inside Nationwide Children's)
Susan Ritzenthaler, R.D.H., B.A., M.S.
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Dental Clinic, Outpatient Care
As a dental hygienist in the Dental Clinic at Nationwide Children’s for 29 years, Susan Ritzenthaler has seen a lot of teeth. From cleaning teeth to taking X-rays, Susan believes explaining the process to kids helps them feel more comfortable. Susan delivers Best Outcomes by helping to make every patient experience a positive one. “I truly love direct patient care – having one-on-one time with kids who are afraid of the dentist and being able to put them at ease and turn their visit into a positive experience – that’s what I love.” And she finds fun ways to teach her patients about dental hygiene, even offering special prizes for patients who return for their check-up with improved oral health.