As a native of Friendsville, Maryland and a recent graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, I was eager to return to the the beautiful area of Garrett County and give back to the wonderful state that I grew up in. The friendly, small-town vibe and ability to make a positive impact in the community is what drew me back to this area.
My commitment to community service and outreach has taken me as far as Guatemala in order to provide dental care for the underserved. I was humbled by my first visit as a dental hygiene student, and felt very blessed to be able to return to the country once again in 2015 as a dental student. I feel fortunate to have chosen a profession that helps improve people’s lives by restoring dental health and improving self-esteem. I truly value my patient relationships and take pride in being able to take the time to educate others about oral healthcare and prevention. In order to provide the highest quality of dental care possible, I take part in several continuing education courses throughout the year on various topics of dentistry. I aim to stay current with the latest techniques and services. I am involved in several professional dental organizations, such as the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, and Allegany-Garrett Dental Society.
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My husband, Ben, our children, Leena and Quinn, and dog, Daisy, enjoy spending time
outdoors and taking in the beautiful scenic views that Garrett County has to offer. One
of our favorite family activities is to go skiing. My other hobbies include traveling,
watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, and spending time with my friends and family.
After finishing the Dental Hygiene program at Allegany College of Maryland, I began my career in the surrounding areas. After three years of private practice, I feel fortunate to have accepted a Dental Hygienist position in my hometown with Dr. Holly Sisler. Though I love my career as a dental hygienist, I also continue to work as a part-time server at Penn Alps Restaurant.
Throughout my career, I have learned to place an immense amount of value on oral health care as it directly affects quality of life and overall well-being. Luckily for me, I take pride in learning new things and taking on challenges which is helpful in the ever-changing and advancing field of dentistry. I strive to be a thorough, yet gentle, and kind-hearted hygienist because our patients deserve nothing less! Being a dental hygienist is both rewarding and satisfying for me as I send my patients home with a brighter smile!
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My home is tucked away into the peaceful and scenic mountains of Savage River, which makes spending time outdoors a must! My fiancé and I share a love for hunting, fishing, and spending time with our Australian Shepard, Kimber. I also enjoy traveling, listening to live music, cleaning, gardening, home improvements, and having a campfire on a cool evening. I could not ask for a more supportive and close-knit family to teach me the finer things in life.
Garrett County has been the place I have called home for my entire life. I am a recent graduate of Northern High School and over the years, I have worked in the customer service industry as a waitress at a variety of restaurants. Along with dental assisting, I currently work as a server at Moonshadow Café. In my time in customer service, I have learned the importance of communication and having a good work ethic.
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In 2017, I had the opportunity to visit Italy and Greece for a month. While I was there, I learned more than I could’ve ever imagined I was going to. I have two younger brothers that I spend a lot of my free time with. I am very close with my family and I enjoy spending my evenings and weekends with them when I can. I love to travel and I hope to continue traveling for the rest of my life. I love volunteering at my church and helping people. For the last 3 years I have been a teacher at bible school, and I look forward to doing it every year.
I’ve called Somerset County home my entire life. It’s where my family planted roots, taught me the value of hard work and I learned to put up with six months of winter and the occasional ray of sunshine. After graduating from Meyersdale Area High School in 2009, I decided I wanted to stay in the area where I would continue to gain experience and knowledge in the work force and be with the people I love the most. In the beginning I mainly worked in customer service holding jobs such as a grocery store clerk, burger king and pizza shops, etc. Each job taught me something new, and the importance of dealing with the public.
When I was 18, I accepted a position at Western Maryland Health Systems in Telecommunications where I continued to work for 3 years. My previous jobs had a lot of face to face interaction, but this particular role taught me a lot about how to be helpful through verbal communication only. From there I was afforded the opportunity to work for Rockwood Insurance Company as a Claims Adjuster, where I worked for 6 years. As a Claims Adjuster I learned prioritization, an even greater level of perseverance and a collective knowledge on customer service both face to face and over the phone. Each job has introduced me to wonderful people and friends that I hope to have forever.
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I am the proud aunt of two boys, Colten and Jase whom I love more than anything. My family and I are extremely close and I cherish that every day. My fiancé and I are in the final stages of building our first home in Grantsville, Maryland and we recently added a third addition to our now “little family” when we brought home our baby boxer Harley. Somedays I think being a dog mom is just as challenging and full of love as having children. They both make a mess and give you those “forgive me” eyes.
Some of my favorite things to do are spend time with family and friends, curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee and a good movie, travel to tropical places, decorate for the Holidays, clean and balance a busy but relaxing lifestyle.
What I’ve learned up to this point in my life is that nothing is guaranteed. So, take advantage of opportunities given to you and never lose your faith. I’m very thankful for this position at Grantsville Family Dentistry with Dr. Sisler and I look forward to meeting all of you who walk through our door.
We're located in Grantsville, MD.
Grantsville is located in the Northern part of Garrett County, MD, near the Pennsylvania border. Home to about 1,000 people, this humble town is rich with history and scenic beauty. Visitors and residents enjoy easy access to five state parks, as well as the popular vacation destination, Deep Creek Lake.