Candace, Dental Assistant
"I love being able to make people smile. It can be something as small as a filling, or maybe a bridge to replace a tooth, or dentures to replace several teeth. The end result is always worth it!
The people I work with make this practice really enjoyable. We all work so well together. When a patient is hesitant to come to the dentist, I try to remind them that sooner is better! Don't wait until you are in so much pain you can't stand it. If you are scared, I will gladly hold your hand during the procedure.
One young patient we had was very nervous about getting numb. Dr. R & I were able to administer the injection without him even noticing… the child even asked if we had really done it. When I told him ‘yes,’ he got the biggest smile on his face! It reminded me we can all overcome fears if we have enough support."
Candace joined our practice in September of 2007 after completing the Dental Assisting II program at AB Tech Community College. Her warm and compassionate approach has been critical to the success of our practice. Candace has accompanied Dr. Rodriguez and other members of the team at various free dental clinics around the area on the weekends in order to serve some of the area's neediest residents. Candace enjoys spending time with her husband David, her two dogs Maggie and Axel, her family and friends as well as gardening on the family farm and hanging out at the lake.