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You’ll be in gentle but very capable hands with Barbara. Gum disease and tooth decay can finally be a thing of the past! Come see us for a truly unique and incredible dental oral wellness experience. You’ll leave smiling!

You’ll be in gentle but very capable hands with Barbara. Gum disease and tooth decay can finally be a thing of the past! Come see us for a truly unique and incredible dental oral wellness experience. You’ll leave smiling!

Barbara

Registered Dental Hygienist

Periodontal Therapist

Myofunctional Therapist

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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Manager