My degree may be in dental hygiene but my passion for the health field runs deep. My job goes far beyond dental hygiene. To me, my job is to listen to my patient, care deeply, serve and educate them with all my integrity. I have been practicing dental hygiene for 29 years. I worked for a prosthodontist for 16 years in Great Neck and have worked with several periodontists as well.
I have been working with Dr. Matlach and Dr. Ames for over 10 years. They have given me the opportunity to learn CPR, Teeth Whitening (Brite Smile), Orthodontics and Oral Conscious Sedation. Most importantly, they have given me the time and support I need to make a difference in our patients' lives. Whereas many offices have a 30 minute in-and-out "cleaning," our standard is a full hour which allows me to be thorough, help patients relax, (I often do such things as placing lavender at my patients' temples to help relax them), and to teach patients how to continue to improve their hygiene skills at home. I enjoy helping make a difference in their lives.
My favorite patient is the apprehensive, frightened patient. I love being able to relax them and reassure them that they are in best hands possible.
My interest and passion for the health field has only grown over the past few years.
I have an extensive and growing knowledge of the health sciences. As a hobby, I love to study all the fascinating fields, in particular, holistic health and herbology.
On the personal side, I love working with children and have been doing so since high school. I am a fitness instructor, martial arts instructor, and a personal trainer in a few local gyms. I have also been teaching martial arts for 13 years at a local Tae Kwon Do school.
God gave me one wonderful son who is an awesome athlete and is a college graduate as of May 2014.
I live in a wonderful home in Huntington which is surrounded by nature to feed my soul. I try to spend as many relaxing hours there as possible. I love to ski, run, bicycle, and hike and am currently learning to play tennis.