I started in the dental field in 1988 and joined Dr. Skidmore’s team in 2008. I am passionate about serving patients with their oral-systemic dental hygiene care. I have loved dentistry ever since I was six years old when I had my first filling. Yeah, I thought the dental office was super cool and couldn’t wait to go back for my check-ups every six months! Shortly after graduating from high school, I started my journey in dentistry in 1988 as a dental assistant. I became a licensed Registered Dental Assistant in 1989 and proceeded working in Periodontics, General Dentistry and Orthodontics. I advanced my education at Loma Linda University completing a Bachelor of Science of Dental Hygiene in 2003 and have been practicing dental hygiene with a focus on comprehensive oral prophylaxis and periodontal therapies ever since. I contributed to educational services as Assistant Professor and as a volunteer at the Loma Linda University School of Dental Hygiene from 2005 to 2015. In 2017, I advanced my education to acquire licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice to provide dental hygiene services to underserved populations. In 2021, I completed a Master of Public Health degree from West Coast University. I strive to provide optimal dental hygiene services putting service before self.
My husband and I keep very busy with acreage and my two horses. Family is everything to me. We enjoy traveling as much as possible. Our grandchildren currently live in Hawaii. We make every effort to visit them several times a year. Hiking, painting, off-road adventures, gardening, fitness, and cooking keep me enthusiastically busy between the grind of career and family activities.