Learn more about Suzanne Kump from Patterson Dental

Featured Company Representative
Suzanne Kump, CDA, LDA, MBA, Events, Education and Relationship Manager

Company Name
Patterson Dental
www.pattersondental.com

Industry Category
Patterson Dental provides differentiated products, services and solutions throughout North America – partnering with all oral health professionals, creating an improved patient experience and practice lifestyle.

Q:  How long have you been with Patterson?
A:  18 years

Q: Can you tell us how you got into dentistry?
A:  I wanted to be a dentist, so I enrolled in dental assisting school for my elective courses in high school. I graduated high school & dental assisting school at the same time! Then I encountered a few life-changing events and never pursued dentistry.

Q:  What do you enjoy most about what you do?
A: 
Speaking with our customers and learning how I can help them.
Collaborating with dental professionals, so I can deliver relevant and engaging experiences for their members.

Q:  What do you enjoy about working with AADOM?
A:  AADOM’s dedication to providing their members with camaraderie and the resources they need for life-long learning.
I’m also impressed with the passion the members have to continue to invest in their careers.

Q:  Tell us something about you we could NEVER guess!
A:   I love Halloween! Decorating my house and yard, making scary food creations, dressing up, and, of course, hosting the celebration!

Q:  Can you describe the typical AADOM Member?
A:  
Passionate, Curious, Friendly, Coach, Engaged, and motivated to move the profession forward.

Q:  What other services would you like to see AADOM provide for dental office managers?
A:  
That’s a hard one, AADOM has covered so many topics that I use on a daily basis. Maybe more certifications courses through an online University.

Q:  Can you tell us about your hobbies/interests?
A: 
 I focus on taking care of my body and mind by attending circuit training classes, and reading.

Q:  Can you tell us about your experience at the AADOM conference?
A: 
Each year I am blown away by the number of attendees, and the caliber of the speakers!
I love seeing the whole office come together and experience the awesomeness of being part of the AADOM Tribe.

Q:  Do you or your company support any charitable organizations or events?
A: 
Yes we work with America’s Tooth Fair and Oral Health America.