Dawn has worked in dentistry for 31 years, all of them spent with Drs Papa and Haskins. Before coming into dentistry, however, she owned her own hair salon.
What motivates Dawn is helping to make a dental appointment, which isn’t always the most pleasant of experiences, as comfortable and positive as possible. She always tries to have a positive effect on patients.
Her proudest moments at work are when young children come in for their first appointments and leave happy, with no tears. Dawn also loves to see the effects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry on patients’ smiles and self-confidence.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
I love to go to the movies, as well as going shopping and for lunch. I also love to exercise.
What are three things you are thankful for?
My faith, my health and my loved ones (family and friends).
Four words to describe you?
OCD, trusting, compassionate and level-headed.
What do you love about your profession?
I love the interaction with people.
Do you have any skills, talents, or certifications that most people don’t know about?
I have a cosmetology licence.
What are you happiest doing when you aren’t working?
I love alone time with my husband and pets, as well as socializing with family and friends.
Let it go.