By far and away, our patients are the best part of my job. It is so nice to be close to people and learn about them. They inspire me, every day, and to help them with their dental needs is incredibly rewarding. Even better, I work in a practice where the focus is always on providing the most ethical, gentle, and effective dental care for our patients. They are our highest priority. I spend most of my work day assisting Doctors in all facets of dental care, making sure they have everything they needs during a procedure, and providing support to our patient, whether they need a bit of reassurance and encouragement or want to be distracted. I also help our hygienists as much as I can. I love animals and grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho. I love horses, I have an Appaloosa mare. I also have a blue heeler, blue tick hound and two cats. Gardening and working out at Pure Barre is what I like to do in my spare time.