I have a long family history in Alaska and for 38 years have made Alaska my home.
After many years in Fairbanks, Anchorage is where I currently reside. My husband Mark and I share our love of Alaska’s diverse summer and winter outdoor adventures along with our two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Raven and Penny.
After a 25 year career in the aviation industry, downsizing brought me the challenge and opportunity to discover a whole new field; dentistry. I received my dental assisting certification in 2009 and immediately went to work in both the clinical and administrative sides of dental. I soon found my preferred focus to be dental insurance and patient accounts. My goal is to have every patient receive their maximum insurance reimbursement possible and to help explain any balance due. I am rewarded daily by helping patients both understand and being their advocate for their insurance benefits.
Having a background in finance, I love working in the financial field in the dental industry. Outside the office, I enjoy staying busy. My husband, our three boys and two dogs love the outdoors including hiking, fishing, camping and discovering new adventures.
My career in the dental field began in 2005 when I got my license as an assistant. I fell in love with it, so I pursued Hygiene. I then received my license as a Hygienist in 2014. Outside the office, I enjoy hiking and playing soccer with my kids.
After being an assistant for 7 years, I wanted to further my education more in the dental field. I chose hygiene because I have a passion for making people feel confident with their smiles and overall oral health. Outside of the office, I love spending time with family and friends, working out and drinking iced coffee.
I am in my first year of dental assisting, and I hope to expand my knowledge and become a hygienist in the near future. I enjoy educating our patients while creating a positive experience for them. I hope to guide our patients to reach the goal they desire for their oral health journey. Outside the office, I explore in various mediums of art, photography, dance, spending time with loved ones and trying new places to eat.
I chose dentistry because I have a passion for educating people about their oral health, and recommending sufficient ways to prevent cavities. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books and trying new foods.
I’ve been a dental receptionist for 3 years now, and currently going to school to get my dental assisting certificates. Eventually I would love to become a dental hygienist. I enjoy providing a positive experience for patients and guiding them through any questions they may have. Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with family, trying new restaurants and watching sunsets.
I have been a dental assistant for 5 years in both Cali and Virginia. Like most assistants I would love to grow my career and become a hygienist and to educate my patients on oral health. I love hiking with my family and exploring new places.
I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and am now living in sunny San Diego. With a little over four years in dentistry, I hope to bring you comfort and a warm, welcoming feeling during your visit. Outside of my work I love to adventure and explore Southern California.
My name is Hershey, and I have a very calm temperament. My favorite hobbies are going for walks, taking daily naps, greeting and comforting people. I love to cuddle and do tricks like sit, lay and paw!