Heather

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started off my dental career as a dental assistant for a few years before deciding to go back to school for Dental Hygiene.  I graduated from Central Community College in 2007 and was blessed to be welcomed into the Optimal Dental family right away.

I love the dental profession and the patients I get to work with.  The dental field is always changing and technology growing so we can better serve our patients.  We do a lot of continuing education throughout the year to keep up to date on these changes.

My favorite thing would be the relationships that I am able to build with our patients.  I love hearing what they have been up to since the last time we saw each other, what their kids are doing and where they have been traveling to.  I also love working with people with dental anxiety.  It is so rewarding to see their smiles at the end of the appointment, when they tell me they had a great experience in our office and make their next appointment to come back to see us.

As a Dental Hygienist my job is to monitor your tissue and bone health.  I love educating patients on oral diseases (for example: gingivitis, decay and periodontal disease) and going over home care to help reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth.  We also perform Oral Cancer Screenings on each patient.

My personal interests include traveling, crafting, ice fishing, camping, reading, my two kitties and spending time with my many nieces and nephews.