Month/Year Started at KCHC:
College of Lake County– Dental hygiene program
Kaskaskia College– Dental assisting program
Dental Hygiene and Dental assisting with a certificate to administer Nitrous oxide and local anesthetic.
What made you choose a healthcare career?
I chose a career in healthcare to have an opportunity to help others while bettering myself and my future. I started at KCHC in 2011 as a dental assistant where I worked for 8 years before deciding to continue my education by becoming a dental hygienist.
What types of care do you provide, and what sets your care apart?
I provide patient education and oral health care assessments including oral cancer screenings and X-rays, help patients maintain oral health with routine and deep cleanings and preventative care such as sealants.
What’s your patient care philosophy?
My philosophy is to treat each patient and their individual needs while encouraging and helping them achieve positive changes in their oral health and therefore, overall health.
What can patients look forward to when they visit you?
Patients can look forward to a better understanding of their oral health and how to improve or maintain it. They can feel confident that their treatment will be thorough and efficient.