Meet Our Hygiene Assistant, Kimberly

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, January 24, 2011

My name is Kimberly. I am a Hygiene Assistant at Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley in Spokane Valley, Washington.

I was born in Virginia. I was raised in a small town called Patrick County. As a child I was very active in sports. While attending Stuart Elementary School, I played soccer and basketball, and while attending Patrick County High School I played volleyball. My family was very involved in our local church, Harvest Worship Center, so when I wasn’t busy with sports, I was always at a church function. After high school I went to the local community college for a semester in business but wasn’t too interested in it. This is when I figured out I needed something more hands on, just wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do.

I have always wanted to travel, so I moved out to Spokane, Washington, and was given the opportunity to attend Carrington College for Dental Assisting. I had an amazing teacher who was always willing to go that extra mile to make sure that the students understood everything she was teaching. I was very lucky to have her as part of my learning experience. Now that I am a hygiene assistant at Dr. Hood’s office it gives me the opportunity to put to use my college education. I love meeting all of the patients and hearing about their lives or just interests in general.

When I am not working, I like to hang out with friends and my two little pups, Brownie and Kaiser. Since I have no kids or any type of family up here, it’s nice to have two little companions. They are always keeping me busy. I have had the pups since they were only 6 weeks old, and now they are almost 4 years old. Time sure does fly by. Hopefully, when I do have kids, they will still be around to bring as much happiness to the children as they have brought to me.

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