The best part of my job is being a part of giving someone back their smile. Each patient is so special to us, and I enjoy helping to ensure they have a positive experience while achieving oral health and overall wellness.
I earned my Associate’s degree at ECPI University, which included 320 hours of clinical rotations at various clinical dental practices and hospitals in the area. I then became a board-certified CDA and RDA through DANB and AMT.
When I’m not working, I like spending time with my daughter, riding four-wheelers, shopping, and traveling. I love sports as well—my favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers!
My favorite part of assisting is interacting with our patients. Helping play a role in giving them confidence with their smile is a huge part for me. I also like the variety of tasks at hand and that no two days are ever the same. It keeps me on my toes!
I originally completed the dental assisting program at the Richmond Technical Center in 2015. I later applied to ECPI, where I recently graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Dental Assisting. I also completed my clinical rotations right here at Smiles for RVA, and was so excited to officially join the team!
I'm the oldest of six siblings, so I’m very family oriented. In my free time, I like to shop, make memories with my friends and family, and do anything competitive. I love sneakers and count me in to anything that involves food!
I really enjoy working with and getting to know our patients. We develop a bond over time, and I care about their lives. I love hearing how families are doing, watching generations grow up, and learning their stories.
As the Smiles for RVA manager, my goal is to make sure each patient has a great experience with our office. I present treatment plans, explain what Dr. Kemler recommends and why, and talk about options. I also verify insurance, handle billing matters, and often answer the phones, too. I’ve been with the practice since 2008 and love our warm, family-oriented environment.
Outside of work, I enjoy time with my three Chihuahuas. I also love playing sports — mainly volleyball and dodge ball — and visit with family in Florida as often as possible.