Registered Dental Hygienist
Fresh Breath Specialist
Oral Health Coach
With 36 years of experience as a registered dental hygienist, I am one of our region's only registered dental hygienists with a focus on holistic dental hygiene, and one of the only hygienists who uses a microscope to attain the highest degree of precision and results. I am also a certified Myofunctional Therapist, a certified Periodontal Therapist and I have a certification in Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as well as a Masters of Science in Business from Husson University, and I regularly attend conferences, take continuing education courses, and I share my knowledge by speaking at Dental Hygiene schools as well as volunteer my time speaking engagements for local junior and senior high school health classes. I believe in a lifetime of learning to be the best healer possible for my patients, and, put simply, I want to change the world with dental hygiene.
I love working with Dr. Panahpour because we share the same philosophy on wellness as well as a passion for learning, including staying on top of the newest research, techniques and technology so that our patients can benefit from the very best care supported by the latest science.
I really enjoy writing, so when I’m not working, chances are I’m writing my blog - The Queen of Dental Hygiene -- the world's only holistic dental hygiene blog for the everyday person. I’m also working on a children’s book about holistic oral hygiene and its connection to total body health. In my spare time I own and operate Washington Oral Wellness, specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy which helps people of all ages with swallowing, breathing, noxious habit elimination and oral muscle re-education.
Life’s too short to work all the time so my husband and I love to travel, take long walks and drink his delicious home crafted wine. My goal this year is to take a cooking class or two. I want to be a great cook to compliment his wonderful wine!
Come see me for an incredible oral health and wellness visit. I can't wait to be your advocate for your best health, your educator, and your holistic hygienist.
Dental Assistant & Clinic Manager