Sarah, Office Coordinator
Willie Nelson once said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” I am an optimist who thrives in a busy environment, working behind the scenes and at the front to ensure a smooth day at the office. My co-workers are fantastic and make my day even better! As an Office Manager for several years, one thing that I can’t get enough of is the sight of patients who have learned to love their smile again. I love helping people with any financial questions so that they can get the smile they deserve. When I’m not at work, I enjoy being outdoors, riding ATVs with my husband Audie, and playing with my two kids, Abigail and Gavin.
Dr. Seuss, a wise philosopher, once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” I’ve started several new journeys over the past few years, but at the close of one journey, I always appreciate everything I’ve learned and jump headfirst into the next one. I wanted to be a Hygienist because I love getting to know new people and helping them focus on how oral health affects their overall health. Teeth may be small and contained in our mouths, but they can affect our entire bodies! I received my degrees in Dental Hygiene with a focus on healthcare policy and administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology, and love what I do to help patients achieve and maintain healthy smiles. When I’m not Chief Tooth Cleaner (self-titled), I enjoy spending time with my husband, Nate, my daughter, Edith, and my chihuahua, Annabelle. I also love long distance running, yoga, reading, and knitting.
Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” As a dental hygienist, I strive to make my patients feel comfortable and content. I grew up in Altoona, PA, and moved to Hagerstown for the last 11 years, graduating with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from the PA College of Technology. With my degree, I knew I wanted to continue my education in the medical profession, so in 2008, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health policy and administration. I love the time I spend getting to know my patients, and making sure they are happy while I clean their teeth. When I am not working with my patients, I love to spend time with my family and kids. My two kids are involved in multiple activities including soccer, dance, and gymnastics. With another baby on the way, I am excited to continue my journey as a mother and a hygienist.
People always say, “when you love what you do, you don’t work a day in your life.” But I believe it’s all about those with whom you work! As a dental assistant since 2006, I have found my home away from home with my co-workers, who treat me like family! I am a hard worker, who feels that “Well done is better than well said,” so I am constantly looking for ways to do my job better! I love helping patients and guiding them toward a better and healthier smile. Aside from my job, I also spend my free time decorating my new home and walking and playing with my dog, Milo.
Mahatma Gandhi believed that “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” As a dental assistant since 2004, right out of high school I knew I wanted to help others and be the change that I wanted to see. There are many ways to affect change in this world, and helping others with their smile felt like my calling from the moment I set foot in my first dental office. I loved helping others create their perfect smile. Dentistry is ever-changing, and I also love the opportunities to continue to learn and grow within the profession. There are always new and improved ways to help someone feel confident in their smile! When I’m not making Gandhi proud, I love to spend time with my husband and two children, biking, swimming, and camping.