Meet our Team - Dentists Trappe, PA
The Gentle Dentist Staff
Office Manager and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Interacting with our patients, while educating them about dental care and good oral hygiene practices, is very enjoyable to me. I like that our doctors and our team members are so passionate about providing excellent oral health care, and that there is always an emphasis on preventing problems before they develop. I wear two hats at our office: as insurance coordinator, I work with our patients to ensure they maximize their benefits, before and after treatment. As a dental assistant, I prepare a patient for treatment, assist the doctor chairside, take X-rays, and assist with laboratory work as needed. In my free time outside work, I like to be with my husband, Kyle, and sons, Brody and Chase. I enjoy kayaking and hiking with my family.
Being a people person, I love both meeting new patients and seeing our established patients, too. They can have me laughing at the drop of a hat, and they can be serious, too. Learning about their families, their interests, and their experiences, is always fascinating and I like that I am able to share my stories with them, too. My patients become my friends, which is pretty amazing. As a hygienist, I spend my days performing teeth cleanings and I take dental X-rays, too. I also educate our patients on how to reach and maintain great oral hygiene between their checkups and cleanings. If I’m not at work, you’ll likely find me reading or enjoying a scary movie. I have two children and an amazing grandson.
Working closely with our patients, I get to learn about their lives beyond their oral health care needs. We talk with each other and find common ground and interests, developing real relationships with each other. I love that my work brings me into contact with such great people. I perform preventive services and maintenances, triage emergency dental patients, and provide periodontal treatments. During each visit, I talk with patients about their oral health and how to perform proper maintenance at home, to keep their mouths healthy and in an optimal state. Beyond the office, I am very busy. I deliver for Meals on Wheels and lead a Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study, as well as teach snowboarding at Bear Creek. My family and I, including my spouse Pat and children Quinn, Cassidy, Ryanna, and Sean, have a summer house on Perkieomen Creek and we spend a lot of time there.
My first day of work at the Gentle Dentist was over 20 years ago, and not a day has gone by that I haven’t been thankful for the wonderful group of people with whom I work. I’ve been here so long, I feel like we’re all a part of each other’s family! My job includes making sure our hygiene department runs smoothly and swiftly, taking X-rays, making appointments, and whatever else my team needs to give our patients excellent care. I have been married to my husband, David, for 41 years. We have two daughters and two grandchildren. David and I love watching the Phillies and often attend Spring Training in Clearwater, FL.
I really enjoy the daily interaction I have with our patients. Learning about them and their lives, sharing stories and interests, makes my work day pass fast. Along the way there’s a lot of laughter, too, which is always a good thing. I perform dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planing, apply Fluoride treatments, perio charting, and I take X-rays. I am also licensed to administer local anesthesia. A lot of my day is spent one-on-one with patients, talking with them about home oral hygiene practices and how to keep their teeth and gums healthy between visits. On my days off, you’ll find me spending time with my niece and nephew, and playing with my dog, Rambo. I am married and I enjoy music, antiquing, and visiting historic sites.