Lisa earned a bachelor of science in dental hygiene at Oregon Health Sciences University and has over three decades of dental experience. She’s been with our office since 2014. As a dental hygienist, Lisa is responsible for helping to keep your teeth clean and your smile healthy. When asked what she loves most about being a dental hygienist, Lisa says it’s “seeing the difference I can make in a patient’s oral health, as well as building a personal relationship with them.” She decided to pursue a career as a dental hygienist after her high school mentor (a dentist) encouraged her to give it a try. Lisa also loves the science behind dental care. She says working at Desert Dental is a unique experience because of “our commitment to comprehensive care and educating patients on all treatment possibilities while ensuring their overall health is the utmost importance.” Lisa says after all these years in dentistry, she feels like she’s the best dental hygienist she’s ever been and the support and mindset of Desert Dental has helped her grow. When she’s not taking care of teeth, Lisa is usually involved in family activities with her three children, enjoying the outdoors, exercising, crafting, and drawing. She also leads the children’s choir at her church and participates in the adult choir.