Why did you choose dentistry?
Growing up I always thought I wanted to be a Vet due to my love, some may call it an obsession, for animals. After one day of shadowing in a veterinary clinic I knew immediately I did not want to work on sick animals. What I did know, was I still wanted to work in medicine and care for people. I started exploring other options.
I always had a wonderful experience at the dentist and looked forward to going. I knew this wasn’t the reality for most people. I decided I wanted to help increase their satisfaction of their dental experience. I wanted to assist patients to grow comfortable with the dentist while making them feel great about their smile as well as improving their health through oral hygiene.
What is the best part of your job?
I engage in great conversations multiple times a day with each patient that comes to the office to get their teeth cleaned. I meet people I otherwise never would meet and hear interesting stories. I learn from a patients; how to travel, where to buy the best donuts, what books to read. I’m constantly acquiring knowledge from my patients and look forward to their visits every 6 months.
What do you do outside the office?
My favorite hobby is spending time outdoors with my two dogs. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, skiing, camping, snowboarding, golfing, kiteboarding and dirt biking.
Fun Fact: I met my husband on a mountain biking trail in Park City.
South Salt Lake City
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