Our doctors sure are lucky to have such an outstanding group of dental assistants to work with!
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“As a Dental Assisting student at Western Technical College in La Crosse, I was placed at Valley Dental for my summer semester clinical. After graduation, I was fortunate enough to get hired on the Valley Dental team, and the rest is history! Since then, I have been assisting for Dr. Gavin since 1999. Having been born and raised in Onalaska, it has always been such a pleasure to work in the community I grew up in. I enjoy seeing all the familiar faces, and meeting new people each day. I love my job because I get the chance to make a difference in people’s health, and help them feel confident about their smiles.”
“I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting Degree and have been working in the dental field since 1991. I joined the Valley Dental team in 2019 ready for a new adventure. I love dental assisting because it gives me the opportunity to help patients and develop new relationships. When I’m not working, I spend time with my husband and 6 children. They keep me busy with their sporting events!”
“I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting degree. Since then I have worked in the dental field for 20 years as a pediatric dental assistant. I came to Valley Dental in 2014 looking for a new adventure. The staff at Valley Dental were so welcoming. I’m very proud to be a member of their team.”
“I had been a dental assistant for 17 years before relocating to Onalaska where I joined the Valley Dental team in July 2013. I’m very excited to contribute to a rapidly growing practice. One thing that I love about being a dental assistant is meeting new patients and building relationships with each one of them. Working with the staff at Valley Dental has been a great pleasure and I’m looking forward to being a part of this team for many successful years to come.”
“I was born and raised in Onalaska, WI and am happy to call the coulee region my home. I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting degree and have been working in the dental field since 1990. I have experience in several specialties including pediatrics, oral surgery, and orthodontics. I joined Valley Dental in 2001 and am blessed to be a part of this dedicated and skilled team. When I’m not at work I keep busy with my 2 puppies, spending time with my adult children, and enjoying my ‘empty nest’ with my husband.”
"In 2012 I started working part time for an oral surgeon. That job inspired me to go to school for dental assisting. I graduated from Western Technical College with a Dental Assisting degree in 2013. After 7 years assisting mainly with oral surgery and implants, I joined the Valley Dental team in 2020 excited for a new adventure! I love being apart of the Valley Dental team because every day is a new opportunity to help someone! When I'm not at work, you can find me spending time with my husband and baby girl."