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Upon graduating from Allan Hancock College in 1992, I was hired at Pure Pediatric Dentistry on my 20th birthday. What a wonderful gift that turned out to be. Having always wanted to work with children, adolescents, and those with special needs, this job has been a perfect match for me. I work with an amazing group of girls and always look forward to seeing the faces that walk through our doors each day. Over the years, I have found that it is our patients with special needs that have touched my heart tremendously. I moved to Atascadero when I was 4 and love living on the Central Coast. I was blessed in 2009 when I became a proud Aunt of twins, Max and Sophie. They are a joy to be around, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them and their future.
Being the Treatment Coordinator, I do my best to help you understand and utilize any insurance benefits that you may have. I very much enjoy our team at the office. The diversity in personalities always keeps me smiling. Working with our wonderful patients keeps me on my toes. There is never a dull moment in our office. I was born and raised here on the beautiful Central Coast, graduated from Atascadero High School, and attended Cuesta College. With my free time I like to spend as much of it outside as possible. Whether it be walking our dog Diesel, reading, horseback riding, camping, target shooting, or gardening with my husband, Luke.
In March of 2009, I was presented with an amazing opportunity to join Pure Pediatric Dentistry. I was delighted. I enjoy working with children as well as being in the dental profession. I love teeth! Having two of my own children has really helped me in what it takes work with and understand children. It also gives me a parent’s perspective on every day cares and concerns. My husband and I play an active role in our church and community groups where we love spending time with our girls and our family My other love is running and you can often find me running around our local area and competing in marathon and half-marathons.
I graduated from the Monterey Peninsula Dental Assisting Program in 1997, earning my RDA, CDA, Radiology, and Coronal Polishing Certifications. Soon after, I began assisting for a local family practice where I spent the next 7 years. While I enjoyed working with a variety of people of different ages, my true passion came from the “little people.” So in 2007 I was thrilled when the opportunity to work with children became available with Pure Pediatric Dentistry. The constant energy and enthusiasm from the children and staff alike have made this my most enjoyable and rewarding experience yet!! It is my goal to not only get to know each and every child but to help them have the BEST and MOST positive dental experience possible! On a more personal note, I have a wonderful husband of 10 years and 2 amazing little munchkins of my own! I love nothing more than spending time with them! Watching them watch the world brings out my inner child, and is the most exciting and fun part of parenting! And let’s not forget about time alone with the hubby whether it be snowboarding, taking a cruise or just hanging out watching all of my favorite reality TV shows…now that’s a good husband!
Our pediatric dental team members are dedicated to providing quality, advanced care to our family of patients. We endeavor to provide comprehensive dental care for your children. Make an appointment today or come in to meet our friendly Atascadero staff.
We are delighted with our children's care. My girls are so excited to go to the dentist and always have a positive experience. The staff is so patient,kind and gentle.