Why did you get into the dental industry? It was an accident! 16 years ago I was in college and a girl in my biology lab worked for Dr. Gasper. She asked me if I was interested in doing sterilization in their office. I thought it could be interesting, so I interviewed and got the job! As I learned more and more I really fell in love with the office and the industry!
What’s your approach to working with children? Especially those visiting for the first time? I love working with children. I like to make them feel comfortable by acting silly while explaining what we need to do! We also have tons of movies for them to watch to keep occupied!
What advice do you have for patients who have dental phobias? We understand patients with phobias! All of the staff members are very patient and kind. We have several options to make you more comfortable, including movies and nitrous!
Besides “Brush & floss daily” what is your favorite oral health care tip? Chew sugar FREE gum!
How do you practice good oral health care? (I.E. Do you brush your teeth after lunch at work?) Brush after lunch if possible, if not, then I chew sugar free gum!
What services, that Aesthetics Dentistry by Design offers, have you personally received? Preventative and Restorative Dentistry. Teeth Whitening and Massages.
What foods do you avoid for your own oral health? Sugary Foods
What is the tooth fairy tradition in your family? And/or please share a special tooth fairy childhood memory. The first tooth the kids lose, the tooth fairy brings $5. Each tooth after that is worth $1.
Favorite celebrity smile. Julia Roberts
What do you like to do in your free time? FREE TIME?????? What’s that?
Best advice ever received. You don’t have to dance every dance!
Where did you grow up? My Dad was in the military. So, Virginia, England, California, Germany and then Colorado. I have lived in Colorado since I was 11.
What was your first Job: A booth at the sky sox stadium where we would clock how fast customers were throwing baseballs.
What was your worst job: Probably in high school, I worked at Chuck E Cheese and we would have to take turns dressing up as Chuck E Cheese. Kids would hit you and it was REALLY hot inside the costume!
What book is currently on your nightstand? Beastly
Vegetable you won’t touch. Peas
Favorite home cooked meal. Green chilies’ and cheese stuffed chicken, Potato wedges and Broccoli!
What playing on your Ipod right now? Believe it or not, I do not have an Ipod!
What is your favorite vacation spot? Disney World and Disney Land
Favorite Colorado Springs restaurant? Salsa Brava
Favorite Colorado Springs date night activity? Listening to any live bands or singers!
Favorite Colorado Springs family activity? Playing Laser Tag
Favorite Starbucks drink? Chai Tea Latte (Skinny of course)
What do you want to say to your future patients? I look forward to meeting you! We will all work hard to make your experiences at our office the best you’ve ever had!