I enjoy watching our patients change during treatment, especially those who start with low self-esteem. It’s amazing how changing a smile can bring someone out of their shell! I assist Dr. Muirhead with different orthodontic procedures, and always make sure our patient is comfortable and understands what we’re doing. I also help with lab work and sterilize our equipment and treatment areas.
My husband Mat and I were married in 2010. We have two kids: a girl named Sloan and a boy named Hayes. We also have pygmy goats. In addition to being a certified dental assistant, I attended Sam Houston State University and studied music.
I really like watching our patients’ smiles change and, at the same time, seeing each person’s confidence grow. Because I meet patients at the start of treatment, I am able to see the whole of their transformation ... and celebrate their finished smile! I assist new patients and families, from their initial call through their new patient exam. Then I explain their treatment plan, payment options, and set up everything so they’re ready to start changing their smile.
Outside of work, I love to travel. I’m married and have adult children who are grown and gone. Our home is not empty, though: We have a spoiled Golden Retriever.
I look forward to each patient’s visits, because that’s when I see the progress they’re making and how much more confident they’re becoming. Changing a smile really changes a person’s life; they feel better about their appearance and they’re more outgoing and comfortable around others. I seat patients, explain what we’ll be doing, and assist Dr. Muirhead with treatment. I also sterilize the treatment area and our tools and equipment.
My time off is spent with my two little boys, along with our family and friends. I also enjoy working out.
I like meeting new and interesting people. It’s fun to get to know patients and families during treatment and watch the changes in someone’s personality and appearance as we straighten their teeth. I work with patients and parents on financial aspects of orthodontics. In addition to preparing and executing financial contracts, I also handle all insurance matters, including filing and follow-up, so patients are able to maximize their benefits.
When I’m not working, I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, NASCAR, and time with loved ones. I’ve been married for 30 years and have an adult daughter who lives in San Antonio. I also have five dogs (three are rescues) and two rescued cats.