Sally Pokorney

Front Desk Trainer

Sally began her BDC journey in 1985! Now positioned as Front Desk Trainer and as a long-standing team member, Sally has experienced many different roles. Each one of these roles has given her a better perspective and appreciation for the BDC philosophy of “treating patients like family.” Sally fell upon this career path by accident. When her children were young, she was looking for a part-time job that would utilize her customer service background and her neighbor saw an ad for the office where Dr. Brown was working as the managing doctor; the rest was history and she never looked back! Sally feels inspired everyday by the chance to be a better version of herself than she was the day before. As dental professionals, it brings Sally true joy to be able to impact the lives of patients – sometimes it is a huge impact and easily recognizable by both the team and the patient, but there are countless daily interactions that positively affect the patients – having the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life is a gift! Sally loves that BDC is ever evolving / growing so that the team is always afforded the opportunity to develop, both personally and professionally. Sally leads with integrity in her service – she says that if she chooses to do the right thing every time, every day, then both herself AND the patient will benefit. In her free time, Sally loves to spend time with her grandchildren. Sally stays inspired by Gabby Bernstein, Brene Brown, and Glennon Doyle all of whom resonate with Sally because of their focus on personal growth and happiness. She also finds inspiration through John Lennon’s quote “When I was 5 years old my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

Training and experience:

  • Associates Degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College
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