Hi! I’m Katie, a dental hygienist. I came into the field by accident, starting out with a business degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005. Luckily, one of my friends started a hygiene school, I applied and the rest of it is history. I started as a dental assistant and after finishing my degree in dental hygiene at the University of Cincinnati in 2013, I have been a hygienist ever since. Giving patients a smooth healthy smile is so rewarding for me!
I spend a lot of my spare time reading hygiene reports and taking continuing education classes, but spending time outdoors boating and other outdoor sports are my favorites too.
Being a mom myself with a 9-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter and a great husband, I would have to say that watching my son play baseball and taking my daughter to dance class are counted in my favorite hobbies as well.
What prides me the most about my job is that I really care for my patients. I will do whatever I can to help them realize their brushing can be tweaked just a bit to make a huge difference. I never want to see them sit in the dentist’s patient chair. Every day I hone my listening skills more and more to hear my patients tell me in between their words how exactly I can help them.