Kari

Dental Assistant

Years of Experience:
Over 20 years

When did you join this team:
2004

Why did you choose the dental field, and what do you enjoy the most about dentistry?
I was hired by my own dentist. I love interacting with patients. My favorite part in dentistry is oral surgery.

What is your philosophy in patient care, and what makes you different?
I believe in listening to the patient’s needs and making them have a positive experience by taking the time to explain what we are doing as well as helping them to be comfortable and confident with the treatment.

What hobbies and activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy snowboarding, hiking, camping, and concerts (especially Ravinia). I love country music! I also love spending time with by 2 children (twins – boy and a girl) and my Goldendoodle.

When you were 10 years old, what did you hope to be doing as an adult?
Veterinarian

What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?
Country, folk/blues, 80s/90s

Favorite quote:
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

Favorite vacation:
Colorado and Nashville, TN

Favorite book and/or movie:
My all-time favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.

Proudest accomplishment:
Having twins!