I love seeing smiles on children’s faces. With over 10 years of experience in the dental field, I have truly come to love working with children. My main job duties allow me to interact with our patients and their parents, and that makes my workday a joy. I love seeing kids get excited to come to the dentist! I schedule patient appointments, answer our phones, and process payments and deposits. I also handle our insurance verification, making sure our patients get the most from their benefits, and they get the care they need, when they need it.
Away from the office, I love spending time with my family, including my husband of 31 years, Dennis, and our two grown children. We have three dogs that keep us busy! Dennis and I love riding motorcycles, going to concerts, and antiquing just to name a few of our hobbies!
Registered Dental Assistant & Front Desk
I am an RDA, assisting Dr. Tabor and Dr. Poff, and I also help out at the front desk. I began working at Kid City Smiles in 2013, but I've been in the dental field since 2009. Working at Kid City Smiles is great because we're all working with the goal to bring a smile to every child we see. The doctors and the rest of the team truly care about our patients, and treat every child as if they were our own. It is truly an honor to work with such caring people such as my team!
Outside of the office, I'm engaged to be married. Together with my fiance, I love exploring Nashville. We're also involved in the Hispanic community, helping individuals to read and write, and conducting home Bible studies. Some of my hobbies include photography, running, soccer, gymnastics, and of course, shopping!
Registered Dental Assistant, Coronal Polishing
I have a passion for working with children and making their dental experience enjoyable. In this office, that passion is shared by our entire team: We love our patients and we’re all focused on them having a positive time while visiting us. My day is spent assisting Dr. Tabor and Dr. Poff chairside as they care for our patients; I always talk with the patient during the treatment, explaining to him or her what’s going on, what to expect, and what’s going to happen next. It’s very important that children feel safe and comfortable while here and that is always my focus.
I have a two-year old son at home, who has the cutest cheeks you've ever seen! He is very active and always learns something new every day. When I can find the time, I love being out on the lake and being with my family and friends.
Registered Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions, Coronal Polishing
I love helping children and changing their attitude from being scared about seeing a dentist to loving their visits with us. It is incredibly rewarding to know that not only do we provide excellent care for our patients, but we are able to get them excited about their oral health, which means they’ll have less dental problems in the future. When I’m working chairside, I’m always chatting with patients, making sure that they’re comfortable and okay with what’s going on. They need to know that this is a good environment and that a dentist visit can be a positive experience. I love to be able to help patients in all aspects of their dental health, whether it's cleaning their teeth, placing fillings, or assisting the doctor in any additional procedures.
Outside the office I love to travel with my husband, Chris, and our friends. I enjoy good coffee, great friends, and shopping. I’m also an active volunteer at Crossroads Church in Lebanon.
Our friendly and knowledgeable dental team is here to answer any of your questions and to make each visit to our Hendersonville dental practice a positive one. Please call us today to schedule your child's next dental appointment! Our office is located in Hendersonville and serves the surrounding Nashville, TN communities of Goodlettsville and Gallatin. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our practice!
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