I have been providing family dental care in Austin since 1986. Prior to establishing my practice in Austin, I graduated as one of the top ten students in my class from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, Texas. I received my undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Texas A&M University. I am a member of the Capital Area Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. I was previously selected as one of Austin’s “top dentists” chosen by my peers in the Austin Monthly Magazine.
A graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Dental Hygiene, I have been a hygienist for more than 30 years. I have been with Dr. Ruesink since 2001 and hold certificates in nitrous oxide and pit and fissure sealant application. I enjoy seeking out and incorporating the latest dental research and products in our office. One of my joys is helping patients gain the knowledge and skills needed to maintain a healthy mouth.
I attended the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Finance and a certificate in Pre-Health Professions. My future plans include continuing my education in dental school to become a dentist. As a dental assistant, I enjoy interacting with our patients. Under the guidance of Dr. Ruesink and her team, I hope to continue to improve my skills to better serve our patients.
I have been Dr. Ruesink’s business manager since 1996. During my many years of experience in patient care services, I have won numerous awards in this field. I am always continuing to update and advance my knowledge by pursuing educational courses in related fields. Most importantly, I am sensitive and caring about our dental patients.
I have enjoyed a career as a Registered Dental Assistant since 2003 and became a member of Dr. Ruesink’s team in 2017. My years of clinical and administrative dental experience help me to assist patients in achieving healthy, beautiful smiles. I have continued my education by attaining certifications in nitrous oxide monitoring, pit and fissure sealant placement, and coronal polishing. I love welcoming our patients into the office every day with a smile and a laugh. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son and two dogs, traveling and volunteering with my son’s high school band.