Ham­monds named pro­fes­sional of year

Hy­genist hon­ored for ded­i­ca­tion and lead­er­ship skills

The Covington News - - Health & Wellness -

Linda O. Ham­mond of Mansfield, a re­tired den­tal hy­gien­ist for Dr. Ken­neth C. West of Blairsville, has been named Cam­bridge Who’s Who Pro­fes­sional of the Year for show­ing ded­i­ca­tion, lead­er­ship and ex­cel­lence in all as­pects of den­tal hy­giene.

Ham­mond worked in the den­tal hy­giene field for 28 years be­fore re­tir­ing. She ex­celled in ad­min­is­ter­ing x-rays and pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance treat­ments and, most im­por­tantly, ed­u­cat­ing pa­tients. She at­tributes her suc­cess and longevity in the in­dus­try to the fact she loved her work. Dr. West’s prac­tice pro­vides gen­eral den­tal ser­vices as well as cos­metic den­tistry. Ham­mond re­ceived her as­so­ci­ate of arts de­gree in den­tal hy­giene from Clay­ton State Univer­sity. Ham- mond was first ex­posed to den­tistry while serv­ing in the Women’s Army Corp from 1965 to 1968.

Ham­mond says den­tal hy­giene was never a ca­reer to her ;it was a means to her liveli­hood and sup­port­ing her true ca­reer — her two daugh­ters, An­drea and Heather. Her hob­bies are gar­den­ing, which she loves with a pas­sion, and cro­chet­ing. Her grand­sons are the loves of her life — to them, she is Hooti­nanny. Her hus­band Johnny is re­tired. You can find him at Phipps Plaza in At­lanta dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son. He is a pro­fes­sional Santa Claus. Linda is now en­joy­ing life at a slower pace and mak­ing mem­o­ries with her grand­sons.

The mis­sion of Cam­bridge Who’s Who is to en­sure that Cam­bridge mem­bers re­ceive recog­ni­tion, sup­port and cred­i­bil­ity to ad­vance their ca­reers. Cam­bridge Who’s Who is also com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing the high­est qual­ity net­work­ing re­source for job re­cruit­ment, ca­reer en­hance­ment and new busi­ness de­vel­op­ment.

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