Registered Dental Hygienist
I have an unusual passion for dentistry. Not only do I love every moment I spend as a dental hygienist, I love to take my work home with me. What I mean is after my day at the office I love to write and obsesses about dental hygiene. I am an editor and site coordinator of a blog about dental hygiene. My dedication to hygiene comes out in my constant search of knowing more about this field and striving to be the best in my daily practice. I want to be the best and this is one of the reasons I came to work with Alireza Panahpour. Other reasons I find my true mission in life is to work with Alireza is because our philosophies on wellness are the same, I've written previously about how very important a healthy mouth is to a healthy body.
Some don't know that I am a specialist in Myofunctional Therapy and am also a Periodontal Therapist. I actually have two degrees in higher education. I have a Bachelors of Science from University of North Carolina Chapel HIll as well as a Masters on Science from Husson Univesrity. I also take continuing education courses all the time and have a certification in Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). The last thing you should know about me is that if you are an old patient I can't wait to see you again and if you're a new patient I can't wait to be your advocate for your best health, your educator, and your holistic hygienst.
Dental Assistant & Clinic Manager
The story of how I found dentistry started when I volunteered in a dental clinic in high school and fell in love with dentistry. I then became a registered dental assistant in the state of WA and I received my certification at PIMA Medical Institute. I was especially lucky to find the dentist I now work with because Dr. Panahpour’s approach to dentistry because it is logical and conscious. If my dreams came true even, I would like to one day become a dentist myself. In the meantime, I enjoy running, trying new things, eating good food, and traveling.
People always ask me why I came to holistic dentistryI enjoy holistic dentistry because I have always believed in the bodies’ way of communicating and comprehending for the bodies’ shortcomings.
It is funny to explain what brought me to dentistry, I love teeth and being able to work in an environment that supports the love of that is a dream come true! Before I was able to work with this great team, I earned a college degree in Education and Psychology. I have also taken courses in dental administration and am qualified as a WA registered dental assistant. Currently, I have been working in an office setting the majority of my lifetime.
Being in this field is kept especially interesting working at the side of Dr. Panahpour because he is one of a kind in his area of expertise. He is one of the greatest dentists in the world in holistic dentistry. This is important to me because I believe that we live in an age where we can be more pro-active in the type of care we are receiving, wanting, and needing in our lives. A holistic approach isn’t just based upon the mainstream of care, it goes above and beyond in a more natural approach to help be more proactive in the care that we receive.
In the future, I’d love to live on a piece of land in a tiny house off the grid tending to our vegetable garden with my husband and two dogs. I should add too that I am a family girl. I enjoy being with my family whether we are out and about hiking with our dogs, or just being at home. I also enjoy reading and being a vegetarian that’s health conscious in exercise and food.