I graduated from the accredited dental assisting program at Southeast Community College here in Lincoln. I have been an assistant for 22 years.
I started as an assistant with Dr. Ganser upon graduation, before moving out of state for a period of time. While out of state, I assisted in an oral surgery practice as well as completing lab work for two family practices.
After returning to Lincoln, I was very fortunate to return to the office and have been here for a combined total of 15 years.
Since the fall of 2007, the doctors have allowed me the opportunity to work as an adjunct clinical instructor for the Southeast Community College Dental Assisting Program during the spring and fall quarters, one afternoon each week. During this time, I supervise, grade and offer feedback to dental assisting students completing clinical rotations at University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.
I very much enjoy taking care of the patients we see and the relationships I have had the opportunity to form with many of them over the years. I take pride in what I do and the people I work with.
Away from the office, my two teenage daughters occupy most of my time. They are both very active in dance and between the classes they take and the performance team of which they are both members, we stay pretty busy.
I have been teaching a pre-school Sunday school class for the last 10+ years. During the winter months I play volleyball on a co-ed competitive church league team.