Receptionists, dental hygienists, and dentists: these are familiar positions that we can put names and faces to when we think about our visits to Carolina’s Dental Choice. However, there are many more people that make Carolina’s Dental Choice an outstanding office and dental practice, and they’re not as behind-the-scenes as you might think. Cue the Social Events Director and dental assistant at Carolina’s Dental Choice, Hannah Autry, and hear more about what she helps CDC bring to the Monroe community. Plus, the next time you’re at the dentist, you’ll have another friendly face to put a name to!
Place of Birth:
The Dental Staff Institute of Charlotte/CDA
What does your position as the Social Events Director entail?
I get to plan, manage, and execute various events in the community, targeting patients who do not currently have a dentist or are looking to find a new dentist.
What does a normal day at CDC look like for you?
I am a full time dental assistant, so the majority of my time is spent helping Dr. Brown and Dr. Kashyap treat patients. When I am not assisting I am planning new social events and working with other local businesses on ways to improve our marketing.
Why is it important for a dental office to have a Social Events Director?
It brings in new patients, helps us give back to the community, and keeps us on the lookout to improve every part of the office, especially marketing.
Could you tell us about what CDC’s community outreach plan looks like?
We plan on attending and planning various events in the community to prove that our dental office is the best around!
We recently attended the first annual Union County Bridal Show and Expo to reach out to newly engaged couples looking for a new dentist or wanting to improve their smile for the most photographed day of their lives. We raffled bleach trays and gave out goodies to every bride, groom, and family member or friend who attended the show and stopped by our table. We also recently provided Treehouse Vineyards with trivia prizes for the month of January. After all, wine stains your teeth so bleach trays are beneficial to every wine drinker!
Who are these events targeted to?
Families new to the area, businesses that have recently changed dental insurance providers, newly engaged couples, and anyone in the community looking for a new dentist.
Are these events only local to Monroe?
Our events are not limited to Monroe. We plan on extending our events to Charlotte and surrounding areas in the near future.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of community outreach?
How much joy it brings people to know we are a small, private, locally-owned dental practice with one location and three doctors.
Describe your team at CDC in one word.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
I do not feel any part of my job is challenging because I have enough confidence in myself to handle any task that comes my way!
How do you start your workdays?
With a nice workout including a long run, a healthy breakfast, and a delicious cup of coffee.
What brought you to Monroe, NC?
I was raised in Indian Trail, NC where I spent all of my childhood. Steven (my husband) and I bought our house in Monroe, NC back in 2015 and we plan on starting and raising our family here. After all, we live less than 5 miles from the office!
What do you like about living here?
Absolutely everything! I could not image living anywhere else. We are passionate about traveling, so what better location could we have than to be three hours from the beach and mountains? The Charlotte area has and will always be home to us.
What are you passionate about?
My English Bulldogs (Tug Boat and Freight Train) are my children. When my husband Steven and I are not tending to, playing with, and snuggling them we enjoy traveling (the most), hiking, camping, fishing, golfing, being outdoors, working out, cooking, shopping, and spending time with our family and friends!
What is the most important personal attribute you bring to your job?
I have a very bubbly personality and “never met a stranger” attitude. Anyone who is working with people in the community needs to have a very outgoing personality! Also, I feel organization is key to being successful. My OCD plays a huge roll in my everyday life. Whether it is here at work, at home, in the car, or even at the gym my life is organized in some way.
What is the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
Creating a brochure to be used office-wide and passed out at all social events.
What do you hope to accomplish this year as Social Events Coordinator?
Assuring each Union County resident has the best experience in our dental office. Our clients trust us with all of their dental needs, and we appreciate the confidence they have placed in us by referring their family and friends to our practice and contributing to our daily growth!
Where can I learn more about CDC’s outreach events?
Our Facebook page is updated regularly with all events.