TODAY WE’RE HIGHLIGHTING ONE OF our amazing dental assistants, Laura! How many of you have met Laura in our practice? Get to know her a little better with some Q&A here on our blog!

Where are you originally from?

“I was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas. And I was raised in Sacramento, California.”

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

“I was in high school and had gone to the dentist, the dentist told me I had a lot of cavities, then asked me if I wanted a job, now that I think about it, he was trying to save me!”

When you started as a dental assistant was there something funny (or embarrassing) that happened? Do you dare tell us that story?

“While visiting an orthodontist office that I had first worked for—he met me and first thing he said was ‘we are going to have to fix Laura’s diastema’. I thought, ‘oh no, what’s a diastema?’ The doctor I was working for said leave her diastema alone, it adds character. For all you wondering…a diastema is a gap between the teeth!”

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

“I love spending time with my family, I have been married for over 30 years, have two wonderful daughters amd am awesome grandson. I also love quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking!”

What do you enjoy most about being a dental assistant?

“The patients and my co-workers. Our doctors are pretty great too!”

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Laura a little better. Here at our practice we feel really fortunate to have her as a member of our awesome team.

Do YOU have a question for Laura?

If so, please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to pass it along to Laura for an answer! Also, as you know, you can always send us private questions or comments on our Facebook page.

Thanks for the trust you place in us!