Meet Our Team
Our patients are simply the best. It’s a pleasure to see them coming through the doors and hear the latest news about their families. I’ve been with the practice since 2001, so many patients are now good friends. I always enjoy meeting new people, too! In addition to welcoming and checking in patients, I handle insurance matters and collections.
As for my personal life, I’ve been married for more than 30 years to my husband Sam. We have three wonderful children. I enjoy being with my family, scrapbooking, hockey, and traveling.
Working with each patient, and getting to know about their life and interests, helps me find the best ways to ensure they have a wonderful experience here. I clean patients’ teeth, take dental X-rays, and use an intraoral camera to look in the mouth for signs of problems, and I educate patients. Teaching people why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy, and how to do it, is my passion. I love seeing healthy bodies and smiles!
Outside work, I enjoy hiking in the parks with Jeff, my husband, and Kona, our dog. I’m currently learning how to golf and ski, as well.
Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist
I enjoy working with people, helping them overcome fears about being in a dental office, and educating them on how to keep their mouth and smile in great shape. I spend my days with patients, assessing oral health, taking digital X-rays, cleaning teeth, and delivering preventive treatments. A lot of my focus is on patient education and finding the home oral hygiene solutions that work for each person.
During my time off, I enjoy reading, quilting, and staying active. Time with family and friends is very important to me.
It’s a wonderful feeling when a patients finish their visit and they’re smiling and happy. Because we provide only painless dental care, even the most fearful patient soon learns that a visit here is nothing to worry about. I’m our main dental assistant, which keeps me busy. I prepare our operatories for dental procedures, then sit chairside, to assist Dr. Beckman and support the patient.
Being with my family outside of work is a priority for me. I also enjoy playing sports, traveling, and exercise, and I love shopping!
I love talking with our patients and getting to know them. Each person we care for is so interesting, and I’m always learning something new from our conversations. Since I started in the office in 2014, I’m enjoying building new friendships and hearing about each person’s family. I greet patients as they arrive, answer our phones, and schedule appointments. I also organize and file our patient records. Patients need to know I’m here to help and am always glad to do so.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy cooking, and arts and crafts projects.