Dental Hygienist and Office Manager
By far, the people that we provide care to are the best part of my workday. Each of them has such interesting life stories to share and I love our interactions, learning from them and developing relationships that extend beyond our office. It’s particularly rewarding when a patient learns and applies good home oral care practices and we can see the results when they come in for a checkup and cleaning. As a dental hygienist, I provide patient education, as well as teeth cleanings, take X-rays, and apply fluoride and sealants. I am also our office manager and oversee all aspects of our practice. I have been a hygienist for more than 45 years and still love coming in and seeing our patients every day. Dr. Merritt and I have been married for many years and we enjoy working together, caring for our patients who have come to be our friends.
Receptionist and Front Desk Management
I love helping our patients with their oral healthcare needs and ensuring that they get the treatment they need, when they need it. Seeing the relief on a patient’s face, when they realize that they can afford the dental care they need, within their budget and timeline, is rewarding. I want to make their lives better and easier, and by alleviating some of their worry, I do just that. You will find me at our front desk, greeting patients as they enter, answering our phones, scheduling treatment plans, and setting appointments. I also work with patients to make dental care affordable, through coordinating financial aspects of their treatment.
In my personal life, everything is centered on my three marvelous sons.