Degrees and Certifications:
I was born and raised right here in Fredericksburg; the youngest of 4. I graduated from the SCTC's Dental Program in 2001 with an Advanced Credit Diploma, as a Massaponax Panther. From there, I assisted in some great dental offices and learned to work at the front desk along the way. In 2009, I was accepted into Germanna's Dental Hygiene Program and became a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in 2011. Being crossed-trained is extremely valuable to me. I encourage my students to become the same.
I have one daughter, who's 19 and is absolutely wonderful. I have a 3 year old Jack Russell named Bernie whom I also adore. I'm a foodie that loves animals, water (beaches & lakes) and purple. In January of 2020, I met Thomas, my future husband. Around that same time, right before COVID changed everything, I traveled to the University of Memphis in TN to a Missionary of Mercy Project. There, I participated in free dental care for the less fortunate. I performed at least 30 dental cleanings in 2 days. I've volunteered at the Moss Free Dental Clinic over the years, as well. To be teaching back in the same classroom where my love for dentistry began is SURREAL! I strive to make a difference in as many young lives as possible.
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