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Meet Kate, Sterile Tech/Dental Assistant at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design

April 26, 2010

Filed under: Staff News — admin @ 6:54 pm

KATE

Responsibilities at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design?
Sterile Tech/Dental Assistant

Why did you get into the dental industry?
Wanted to be in the medical field, but did not want to work in a hospital.

What’s your approach to working with children? Especially those visiting for the first time?
Show them everything and explain what you’ll be doing – “removing cavity bugs.”

What advice do you have for patients who have dental phobias?
I understand the fear, we want you comfortable, baby steps – little at a time.

Besides “Brush & floss daily” what is your favorite oral health care tip?
Mouthwash!  Always feels fresh & clean after doing all 3.

How do you practice good oral health care?
I use mouthwash after I drink coffee.  I brush after I eat lunch.

What foods do you avoid for your own oral health?
I love candy – but all in moderation! Hurry and brush after eating something sticky!

What is the tooth fairy tradition in your family?
We always received a quarter for every tooth!

Favorite celebrity smile?
Faith Hill

What do you like to do in your free time?
Spend time with my family – play with my dogs, hike and camp.

Best advice ever received.
Quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.

Where did you grow up?
Omaha, Nebraska

What was your first Job?
I was a corn detassler.

What was your worst job?
Being a nanny for my sister’s kids.

What book is currently on your nightstand?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

Vegetables you won’t touch.
Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, artichokes or hearts of palm, sauerkraut, eggplant, rutabaga, turnips, beets!

Favorite home cooked meal.
Bahmi

What playing on your iPod right now?
Kings of  Leon – Tapered Jean Girl

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Seattle, Washington

Favorite Colorado Springs restaurant?
Biaggi’s

Favorite Colorado Springs family activity?
Like to go to the zoo every now & then – but pretty much anything outdoors.

What is your favorite Starbuck’s drink?
White chocolate mocha w/soy & whip

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