Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Congratulations Amber Johnson

By Bobbie Halada, Assistant Health Director/Dental Manager, SCC Health Clinic

Congratulations to Amber Johnson, RDH, the 2023 recipient of the IHS Dental Program NOHC/FAC Award for Dental Hygienist of the Year – Senior Category.

The annual NOHC Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding contributions and service in the field of dental hygiene. Senior dental hygienists in the IHS dental program perform a variety of roles such as clinician, educator and health promoter, program administrator and manager and patient advocate.

“Amber is kind and compassionate to all who enter her treatment room. With a calm demeanor, she is able to successfully treat patients with varying special needs and anxieties. Amber treats all patients with authentic respect. As the sole hygienist for the SCC Dental Department, Amber sees all ages from 1 to 100, and is timely and efficient. As a Dental Hygienist, she helps with oral hygiene instruction tailored to each patient, and establishes comprehensive, continued care protocols. Amber works with the dentists to establish the best treatment plans for her patients, shared Eve Van Harpen, DDS.”

“I truly enjoy providing quality dental health care to this community for almost 13 years. Establishing a one-on-one relationship with each and every patient is very important to me as well as helping them feel comfortable in the dental chair. My goal is to help patients conquer their dental fears. I appreciate the selection of this award, I am honored to receive it,” Amber said.

Congratulations to a very special and professional dental provider!