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Diane Murray, RDH

Diane has worked in the dental field for 20 years, and has been a valued member of Health Centered Dentistry for over 16 years. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Educating and helping patients achieve their dental health goals is her favorite part of the job. Diane is…

Choua Her

What is your favorite part about dentistry? I’d say my favorite part about dentistry is witnessing people go through their dental journeys. When I meet someone new, there are two things I notice first. One, being their teeth/smile/upper front teeth and second, being their personal hygiene. I don’t judge them but noticing it helps me…

Te Paki

What is your favorite part about dentistry? The transformational process of restoring someone’s smile and confidence. I’ve witnessed multiple people receive opportunities because they were able to carry themselves more confidently in life because of their smile and other factors. So to be apart of the team that helps provide that life changing process is…

Kolina Kni

What is your favorite part about dentistry? Witnessing how healthy oral care habits can change someone’s life. How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? Share my personal experiences with patients and reassure them I would trust my family with our doctors and hygienists. What do you look forward to most during a…

Toni Norveli

What is your favorite part about dentistry? My favorite part about dentistry is win a patient tells me they had a great check up and they have a healthy smile! What do you look forward to most during a day at HCD? My favorite part about dentistry is win a patient tells me they had…

Rachael Middleton

What is your favorite part about dentistry? I love working with patients to help improve their overall health and their smile. It’s such a blessing to see someone go from pain and hiding their smile to having a healthy mouth and sharing their smile with everyone. How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding…

Jane Davis 

What is your favorite part about dentistry? Meeting new patients and seeing those who go back to the ’70s. How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? Assure them they are in good hands. What do you look forward to most during a day at HCD? Being able to help out when I’m…

Chelsea McKindy 

What is your favorite part about dentistry? I seriously like the surgeries. They intrigue me more. But overall seeing a patient happy with the results of the work done. How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? I speak from experience and the quality of care for work. Just comparing to the trauma…

Edmel Young 

What is your favorite part about dentistry? Every case is different and a chance to meet different people. How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? I help someone with concerns by asking them as many questions as I can and giving the best answers based on my experience with the practice. What…

Kaitlyn Forbush

What is your favorite part about dentistry? Helping people have positive experiences at the dentists’ office and helping people get their healthy, happy smile back! How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? Educate them on the things most people don’t know about dentistry and oral health. What do you look forward to…

Kayla Seutter

What is your favorite part about dentistry? I love how dentistry is interconnected with the rest of your health. Theres always more to learn and improve not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? Compassion, communication, and understanding. Putting yourself in someone…

Debbie Mager-Strah 

What is your favorite part about dentistry? Twofold answer. Caring for our amazing patients! Working with such a fun, caring team! How do you help someone overcome their concerns regarding dentistry? Listen to their concerns. Educate them. Explain procedures. Help them to feel more comfortable with what we do. What do you look forward to…