What is your role?
I started here as a hygiene assistant, but I have been a dental assistant for 2 years now.
How has your service evolved over the year(s) while with BDC?
My service has evolved tremendously here! I am doing things now in my role that scared me years ago, and I am doing them confidently and with ease.
What are things specific to your service that fill your tank as a professional and/or bring you joy?
I love seeing my work make patients happy and confident when they leave by the end of the visit! I also love having the knowledge and experience that allows me to help bring patients into a more comfortable mindset and answer any questions and concerns they may have.
Is there any specific story about either a patient interaction or with a team member that you would like to share that inspired or sticks with you as you continue to work with BDC?
It is hard to pick a specific story, I work around such great people every day, both from my team and from the patients that we see. There are a few patients who ask to see me specifically when they call, which inspires me to keep working as hard as I do every day to provide service that will have them happy to walk to a dental office!
Are there things that inspire you as a professional working with your team?
Seeing how closely my team works together and problem-solves is incredibly inspiring. It’s like having a family you get to hand-pick, I look forward to working with them every day.
Any professional goals for this coming year?
I want to learn about other fields of dentistry and continue to grow as an assistant! I am interested in learning more about orthodontics, I get to do Invisalign with Dr. Wrann and seeing the results in the end and how happy it can make patients is incredible.
Outside of BDC, what brings you joy in your personal life?
My dog Squish, my cat Clarke, and my boyfriend Austin! I can say any of their names at work and basically everyone knows who I’m talking about haha. I love to play video games and read in my spare time, as well as go to concerts and the beach when it is warmer out!