Our staff is dedicated to patient comfort.
I have been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2007. Most of my experience has come from general and cosmetic dentistry, so switching to periodontics has given me a new outlook and even a new passion for dentistry! Along with chairside assisting, my job is to help patients to feel as comfortable as possible in the dental office. I enjoy the challenges and rewards that come with working in a specialty office.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also enjoy theater, DIY projects around the house, traveling, and anything crafty!
I graduated from Loma Linda in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, and have been working in the north county area ever since. I have been fortunate to work with Dr. Kania for over 4 years now. I work in private practice as a Dental Hygienist 3 days a week and I also teach at a local Dental Hygiene program in SD part-time. Teaching has not only made me a better clinician but also expanded my horizons in critical thinking and patient care management. It is my goal to provide thorough, and thoughtful treatment to every patient I see.
In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, golfing, camping, and scuba diving. I also travel internationally once a year with a non-profit dental organization that sets up temporary dental clinics in developing countries. I am very passionate about dentistry and providing comfortable and excellent patient care. I am honored to be part of this team and to have the opportunity to be a contributor to our patients care.
I am a North County local, born and raised in Encinitas. I graduated top of
my class from San Joaquin Valley College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I
am full of energy and love providing optimal care to patients. When not
with patients I am planning my next adventure. In my many travels I have
been to over fifteen foreign countries. I love spending time with my nieces
and nephews, running on the coast, and dancing up a storm to salsa music.