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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.


Meet My Dental Hygienist, Heather

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My name is Heather, and I am a dental hygienist in Dr. James G. Hood’s office. I am an Eastern Washington University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.   I joined Dr. Hood and staff at Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley in September 2009, and I greatly enjoy working in this practice.  As a dental hygienist, I am committed to helping my patients achieve the best oral health possible through our combined efforts.  I believe in educating my patients so they can make informed decisions regarding their oral health.  As a former elementary teacher, I believe education is the key to success.  I enjoy meeting new people, building relationships, and creating trust between myself and my patients.

I grew up near Spokane, and I will always consider the Pacific Northwest my home.  I am married to my high school sweetheart.  We have two small Schnoodles (schnauzer and poodle mix).  In September 2010, we welcomed our first child.  We have been overjoyed to get to know our daughter.  I love being a mom.