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I love helping our patients achieve their orthodontic goals and watching their new smiles develop. It’s very rewarding to play a role in that process, and along the way I get to meet amazing new people and develop real friendships with them. Some of my duties as an orthodontic clinician are to provide chairside assistance while Dr. Grant cares for patients, as well as performing infection control and taking X-rays, too.
When I’m not in the office, you can find me hiking the San Diego trails with my pup and indulging in my musical interests. I’m a transplant from Chicago and love experiencing and exploring the West Coast!
Every day I come to work looking forward to the patients I’m going to see and talk with. Each of them is unique and wonderful, and I love the conversations that happen while I’m assisting in their orthodontic care. I never know what I’m going to learn about from a patient, but it’s always fascinating! I take orthodontic X-rays for our records, perform the necessary infection control procedures, and sit chairside, offering assistance to patients and Dr. Grant during procedures.
I share my life with two beautiful Bengal cats. When I’m not at work, I love spending time at the beach or enjoying my favorite food: spaghetti!
Orthodontic Dental Assistant
I do everything I can to create a fun and exciting orthodontic journey for our patients. Being part of their transformation, and watching their whole life change as their new smile is created, is wonderful, and I love making that process as pleasant as possible for each person. My duties include taking the necessary X-rays for our records and diagnostics, making sure that everything is sterilized for infection control, and delivering chairside assistance, which involves helping Dr. Grant and the patient during procedures.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and taking my dog to the park.
Lead Registered Dental Assistant
I ensure that our patients have a fun experience, start to finish, at our practice. It’s so incredible that we are able to help people feel better about their appearance and create amazing smiles for them, all while getting to know them and their families. I cannot imagine a more rewarding career or practice at which to work! I provide assistance to Dr. Grant and patients, chairside, making sure procedures go smoothly and that patients are comfortable. I also sterilize and disinfect equipment and tools for infection control, and take orthodontic X-rays for both diagnostics and records.
I’ve been with Dr. Grant since my internship. I love our patients and our staff. My home life is very family-focused, and revolves around my husband and three sons. I love the San Diego weather and watching my boys’ Little League baseball games.
I really enjoy interacting with our patients. I love to see their faces light up when they hear they’re going to get braces, and being part of their journey to a perfect smile is so rewarding. As our patient concierge I am the patient’s and the family’s first and last point of contact in the office. In addition to managing the phones and schedule, I present treatment plans and financial information, explaining everything and answering questions.
In my free time you can find me somewhere outdoors. I love exploring new hiking trails, running, traveling, anything involving the beach, and, of course, I always enjoy the company of my friends and family.
Financial and Insurance Coordinator
I love working in a fun office, and since we see our patients regularly, I get to know them on a personal level. It’s incredible to watch their personalities change and grow as they see the changes in their smile, and everyone here cheers and celebrates on the day braces are removed. Seeing those amazing new smiles, and knowing I’ve played a part in making them happen, is very fulfilling. I manage the insurance and billing functions for our patients, and make sure that all the paperwork is correct and there aren’t any issues.
Spending time with my family is always my preference when I’m not at work. I’m married and have two wonderful children. I also enjoy sightseeing outings, especially with my loved ones.