Shortly after joining Doctor’s Carolyn and Andrew Smith’s dental practice in 2006 I took over the reins as their office administrator. My role in assisting our patients is to help answer questions about their insurance, schedule appointments, and negotiate financial arrangements. Having relocated from Hawaii, my family and I have grown quite fond of Los Banos, and have enjoyed raising our family in this community. Outside of work I keep myself busy as a full time Mom and taxi for my two very active boys. I enjoy our family outings which typically involve sports, the rare date with my husband, Richard, and when possible, love to curl up with a good book!
After becoming Registered Dental Assistant in 1994, I was excited to utilize my skills at Doctor’s Carolyn and Andrew Smith’s dental practice when I joined their team in 2003. Assisting chair side with both doctors is my primary role; however, I find setting patients at ease is very rewarding. As the proud mother of five handsome boys you can imagine how busy they keep me, so my off work hours are mostly devoted to their activities. When the day comes that I actually have time to myself, I am sure to re-discover some long forgotten hobbies!
Having worked with both Doctor’s Carolyn and Andrew Smith since 1997 they are like family to me. As a Registered Dental Assistant I am here to help assist both of our doctors in creating beautiful smiles for our patients. I have raised two boys in Los Banos where my husband and I have been very involved with wrestling and FFA. Now that our boys have begun their adult lives, we enjoy traveling, boating, and spending time at our cabin.
Developing a great relationship with your hygienist is extremely important. I can honestly say that the relationship I had with my hygienist as a young lady was the strongest motivating factor for me in choosing my profession. Dentistry has been a part of my life since graduating from the San Joaquin Valley of College Dental Hygiene program in May of 2009. When not at the dental office I enjoy traveling with my husband and family. Some of our favorite spots are Pismo Beach, Don Pedro Lake and Las Vegas. When we are home from work, our two loveable dogs, Laci and Bailey, get all our attention.