1-on-1 with Aspen Dental – Meet Sarah

We hope that you enjoyed reading our last 1-on-1 with Aspen Dental article which highlighted our hygienist, Jackie. The goal of this series is to help our patients better understand our staff, on both a professional and personal level. We are incredibly lucky to have such a well-rounded, accomplished, and amiable team of hygienists. Next up on the list is our lead hygienist, Sarah. Sarah has been with Aspen Dental for almost 8 years and has been leading our hygiene team for 5 years. Sarah takes pride in her work and has a deep passion for providing our patients with optimal care. I sat down with her and asked a few questions:

Q: Alright Sarah, let’s jump right into it. How did you decide to pursue a career in dental hygiene?
A: I decided on dental hygiene for a number of reasons. Growing up, my father was a dentist in Minnesota and I spent a lot of time around dentistry. I knew hygiene would be a great fit for me because I’ve always been a people person; I love building relationships with people and getting to know people better. I guess the appeal came from that and being around dentistry for so long and growing up gaining clinical skills as an assistant in my father’s office.

Q: It seems like you had an idea of the track you were on from a very early start, that’s pretty neat. What motivates you while you’re at work?
A: I love to help people. I love that I get to develop a rapport with patients and help them to stay healthy. I also get a lot of motivation from our team. It’s nice being able to come to work knowing I get to work alongside some of the best dentists, hygienists and assistants in Denver. We have solidified a platform that makes every patient feel comfortable and we pride ourselves not only on our clinical skills, but on educating every patient and helping them to understand the importance of good oral health.

Q: You couldn’t be more correct. We really do have one of the best dental practices in Denver and I’m glad that our patients take notice. So, how long have you been with Aspen Dental and why do you enjoy working here? What makes our office different than all the other Denver dental offices?
A: I’ve been with Aspen Dental for nearly 8 years and I’ve always enjoyed working here because we are such an organized, high-end office where patients are of top priority. There are countless offices that run patients in and out without much of a personal touch and I think that’s unfair to the patient. Here at Aspen Dental, we’re created an environment where patient care and comfort is the most important part of the practice. I strongly believe in our doctors, our team and our culture.

Q: That’s awesome! Well, I’ll finish with the entertaining stuff. What do you like to do in your free time? What are some of your hobbies outside of the office?
A: I’m a big traveler and have been on several dental volunteer trips across the globe where I’ve helped to educate and provide dental treatment to children and adults in impoverished countries. I also love hanging out with my friends and family and spending time at some great Colorado concerts and festivals. And anything in the outdoors, from snowboarding and snowshoeing, to biking, running, and yoga.

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