Meet the Staff
Our team members are tuned into making even the most apprehensive patients more comfortable in the chair. Our hygienists, assistants, and business staff go the extra mile and soothe even the most apprehensive patients. When needed, they can be found holding a patient's hand, using child friendly wording in a soothing tone, and they take the time to inform each patient of what to expect before a procedure to put their mind at ease.
As our treatment coordinator, I welcome patients and their families into the office, create financial plans for our orthodontic patients, and coordinate treatment with other offices. Sometimes, the thought of your child needing dental treatment can be over-whelming and stressful. Because I have been involved in all aspects of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in our office since 2003, and have a young son myself, I am able to act as a parent advocate to answer questions and explain necessary treatment with personal attention and understanding. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my son and being active in my church.
I am our business manager and financial coordinator, so I submit all insurance claims, negotiate with insurances for better fee schedules, and with vendors for better rates in an attempt to keep our fees at the lowest we can. I have worked in dentistry for 21 years from general practice to oral surgery and have been working with the terrific team of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for All Ages since 2007. I am always available to lend a helping hand wherever needed; being a team player insures the continued success of this wonderful practice. My husband, Jon and I have four great children, Bob, Lauren, Alissa, and Sean. In the warm weather you can catch me bike-riding, roller-blading, or taking walks at Beaver Lake with the family. In the winter I can be found skiing, ice-skating, or sledding.
As our Office Manager and Personnel Coordinator, my duties extend all around the office, from day to day practice operations to making sure the office is neat and tidy. My goal is to meet the needs of our patients, parents, doctors, and employees in a timely, effective, and compassionate manner. I am married with three children and a house full of pets. I am obsessed with gardening and am an active member of my church, as well as a frequent volunteer at the local chapter of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.