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I always wanted to do medicine, so I took a job at a nursing home, and it was difficult to see someone so sick, and then to see them die was even harder. After not knowing what to do when in college, I took a job as a dental assistant float for a private practice in New Mexico, I was hooked and have been working in the mouth ever since.
Getting them out of pain and then helping them care for their teeth. As a hygienist, I believe we are best suited to help an individual gain overall health.
Being in dental for 35+ years I have noticed the inequity of dental for people throughout the United States and the world. I got my master’s degree in public health to start my journey toward making a change. I joined the Arizona Oral Health Coalition to make a difference and am the current Chair for the coalition. I knew that working both in a community health center and volunteering for the coalition I could be a force to make changes.
Riding my bike, cooking and glamping in my travel trailer.
Book: Destiny of a Republic, by Candice Millard.
Movie: Farris Buellers’ day off.
TV show: The Big Bang Theory-Because I’m a geek at heart.