Our team members are extremely skilled, friendly, and driven. They are wonderful at working with children, and their warm smiles truly make a difference in the experiences our patients have. They are united as a team, supporting and encouraging one another, so we’re able to put each child’s needs at the forefront!
I enjoy working in a warm and kind environment, where patients and families are treated with respect. I ensure dental claims are paid in a timely manner, collect patient balances, and help families understand and maximize their insurance benefits.
My career started in 2016. I completed the dental assisting program through Kaplan College and thought I would be an assistant, but my first job had me working at check-in. I quickly learned that the insurance part of the job was where my heart was. In 2022, I was invited to join this amazing practice, where everyone gives their all to our patients, and couldn’t be happier!
When I’m not at work, I’m most often to be found at home with my family. We enjoy our trips to the beach, theme parks, and local campgrounds here in Indiana.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
I love working with kids. Conversations are better and keep me in touch with my inner child! I provide chairside assistance, obtain radiographs, and handle charting. I also manage the flow of the clinical side of the practice, complete sterilization, and set up and break down the operatories.
I started in the field in 2016. I attended Kaplan College for dental assisting and then worked in general dentistry for two years. During that time, I went back to school to be EFDA-trained and, in 2017, I got into pediatrics and fell in love with it. While at my first pediatric practice I went back to school again, for coronal polishing and fluoride training.
I’ve been with this practice since 2021 and think it’s the best place. I especially enjoy working with apprehensive children: earning their trust and building their confidence. It’s rewarding to turn a “scary” experience into a happy visit!
Away from work, I enjoy taking my family to church, where I do a lot of event planning and coordination. I love to be able to share God’s truth with my children, and show them how great he is.
I enjoy helping others and watching the practice and team grow as we provide advanced dental care for the children. I support our clinical team and all aspects of operations, to keep us organized and ready to provide the high-quality dental care our young patients deserve.
I have worked in the dental field for more than 20 years. I am an EFDA who later became a manager to a small practice, then moved on to a larger practice to gain more experience in operations management. Joining this practice in 2022 was the best decision I’ve made. The doctors and staff are all passionate about working with children and take pride in what they do!
I’m a single mom of two kids, plus a puppy named Tank, and my family loves to travel and be outdoors. We especially enjoy riding 4-wheelers and dirt bikes, and spend many of our weekends riding at various parks.
I like interacting with kids and helping them have a great dental experience! I provide thorough and gentle teeth cleanings and educate each child and family about good dental hygiene. Seeing bright, clean smiles every day is rewarding.
I hold an associate in science degree and have worked at this practice since 1989 — more than 30 years! I love all the friendships I have made through the years, with my coworkers and with the incredible children I’ve watched grow up, plus their families!
My first husband, to whom I was married for 27 years, passed away in 2015. I married a wonderful man in 2018, who had lost his wife in 2014. Between the two of us we have four children and two grandsons. Being with my loved ones is the best time of all.
Certified Pediatric Dental Assistant
I joined Clark & Associates Dentistry in 2022, but have been in the pediatric dental field for more than three decades. Although the technical aspects of my job include placing restorations and taking X-rays, the most important thing I do is put apprehensive patients at ease for their dental treatment. My goal is to help every child have a positive experience with us.
The very best part of working in pediatric dentistry is seeing a child smile after the appointment is completed. It’s so rewarding to help them see they can get through a situation that might have been scary for them, and realize it’s not so bad!
I am engaged and getting married very shortly to a wonderful man! I have a daughter who is married and has a two-year-old son and a newborn daughter, as well as a son who is married with two girls! When I’m not spending time with my fiancé and my family, I enjoy being outdoors camping, hiking, working out, working with my flowers, and playing the piano.