I always knew that I wanted to work in the health care field. However, a dental office is the very last place I thought I would enjoy so many days of my life. I was terrified of the dentist as a child. I vividly remember getting an upset stomach on my way to the dentist. I dreaded my visit because I always had cavities and it was very painful when I had them filled. I truly do not feel that I would have my smile today if I had not pursued a career in dental hygiene. I had NO idea how to prevent cavities and gum disease and I had certainly never cleaned in between my teeth in my life! Once I learned that some of my dental issues could be prevented, (not braces or head gear...) I became very passionate about patient education. Knowledge is the key!
I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. I am thankful every day to be a part of The Dental Spa team since 2001. I am excited about the advances in research linking Oral Health to Complete Body Health. Our office believes that the mouth is the gateway to the body, and we are dedicated to help each and every patient. In my free time I enjoy playing volleyball, running, rollerblading, mountain biking and spending time with my family and beloved furry child, Ashley.
I have been a hygienist for 20 years. I have spent the majority of my career in the treatment of patients with periodontal disease. I am so excited to be part of The Dental Spa team! It is very gratifying for me as a hygienist to give care to my patients in a calm and caring atmosphere where their comfort and wellbeing is the main concern.
I am also the proud mother of two lovely boys who brighten my every day. I enjoy spending my weekends listening to live music and going to museums with friends and family.
Practicing dental hygiene for 17 years.
I have always taken pride in educating my patients in achieving their optimal oral health. Being part of The Dental Spa Team, allows me to continue that education but also educating patients on their complete health. I am proud to be part of The Dental Spa Team!!
I am also a wife and a mom to my 11-year-old son, who is the Light of my Life. I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. I love to read a good book and sit in the sunshine!