ARE YOU READY TO GET TO KNOW JULIE a little better? This month we’re doing a little spotlight on her, so we wanted to share the results of our Q&A session:

Where are you originally from?

“I was born September 22, 1981 at St. Mary’s hospital in Reno, NV. I was then raised for 18 years in Winnemucca, NV. I moved to Reno/Sparks area in 2001.”

Married? Children?

“I am married to my wonderful husband of 7 years. We have a precious 3 year old daughter.”

What made you decide that you wanted to become a dental hygienist?

“When I was 10 years old, it was take your child to work day. Instead of going to work with my mom or dad I went to work with my cousin who was a dental hygienist. I was fascinated by the whole experience and from that day forward I knew that was the career for me.”

Do you have an unusual or interesting hobby?

“I love chasing my 3 year old around and taking her places and keeping her entertained. When I have a little free time I enjoy working out. In the summertime my family and I love to go camping and going to the lake.”

What do you enjoy most about being a dental hygienist?

“I enjoy the satisfaction patients get after having their teeth cleaned. I also love to see the inspiration of patients who want to better their oral health, just by learning from me.”

How long have you been at Champagne Family Dentistry?

“I started as a fill-in hygienist in October 2009. I did a lot of fill-ins at the office, almost weekly, then in March 2011 became a part-time member of the hygiene staff work 2 Fridays a month. In December 2012 I was offered a full-time position. Therefore, I have been a team player for Champagne Family Dentistry for 3.5 years.”

Do YOU have a question for Julie?

While you were reading the questions and answers above, did another question for Julie come to mind? If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to Julie for an answer! Also, you can always send a private question or comment to us on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you during your next visit!