Registered Dental Hygienist
Having been with our practice since 1985, I’ve had the honor of providing oral hygiene care to the best people in the world: our patients! I love how our team works with each patient to find the dental solutions to that individual’s specific needs, all the while building relationships with them. I provide dental cleanings, take X-rays, and administer anesthetics. A lot of my day is spent on patient education, helping people understand why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy and how best to do so between visits here. It’s very rewarding when a patient comes for a recall visit and I can see the improvement in their oral health. I’ve been married for 37 years and have two children and three grandchildren. Time with my family is important to me, and I’m an active member of my church, as well.
Certified Dental Assistant
Getting to know our wonderful patients and their families, and giving them the gentle, respectful, professional care they deserve, are what I love best about my work day. I’ve been at Highlands Family Dental Center for 10 years, and have had the opportunity to get to know and build relationships with many great people. We have many patients who’ve been with our practice for generations, and that’s a testament to the patient-focused care we consistently provide. My day is spent providing patient care, taking X-rays and impressions, and sterilizing our equipment. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons, Tyler and Andrew. I volunteer in both of their schools, run 5K’s, hike, and camp.
Certified Dental Assistant
My favorite part of my job is knowing that I have helped our patients by providing a valuable health service. Many times they are anxious about having treatment done and it feels great to see them leave with a smile and not afraid anymore. Working with my team is great! We are always willing to help each other and contribute to the smooth running of the office. I was born and raised in the area. I like to get to know new places and try new things. I like spending time with my family and sharing memorable moments together.
Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator, Back-up Registered Dental Assistant
I love getting to know those we care for: we have the best patients any office could hope for and we’ve had the privilege of serving three generations in several families. Our patients arrive for their visits smiling, because they know they’re going to have a painless and gentle visit, and they leave smiling, because we’ve provided just that. I greet and schedule patients, and present treatment estimates, including estimated insurance coverage, answering any and all questions that the person might have. I also provide hygiene assistance when needed and make sure our office stays beautiful. By the way, I have a great sense of humor and if you’ve got a funny story, please share it! Music is a huge part of my life. I married my piano teacher’s brother and shared many years in music ministry with him. He’s been part of my life for 45 years now. I think I’ll keep him!
My job allows me to help solve problems, making it possible for our patients to get the care they need, when they need it. I’ve been at Highlands Family Dental Center since 2007 and love working in an office where the focus is always on doing what’s right for the patient, by giving them the care that’s right for them, and helping them get healthy. I work with patients to explain and maximize their insurance benefits, ensuring that they’re able to make the most of their coverage. I submit claims, too.
Front Desk Coordinator
I have been in the dental field since 2008. The best part of my job is meeting new people and helping them on their road to achieving and maintaining great oral health and at the same time, making our patients feel like family. It is also great to come to work every day with a group of people that is so supportive and helpful to one another. The team work here is awesome! I am married to a wonderful man, Edwin and we have a daughter, Deborah. My family and I love to spend time with each other. We enjoy going for walks, biking, and going to the beach.
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