Sandy has worked in dentistry for 25 years, 24 of them for Drs Papa and Haskins. She started out as a co-op and then worked as a dental assistant for a while. Her most unusual job before dentistry was serving beer tubs at her friend’s bar.
What motivates Sandy is being challenged; from learning a new IT system and all about new dental procedures to dealing with all the different insurance companies. She especially enjoys liaising with the insurance companies and making sure patients get the help they need.
Sandy’s proudest moments at work come when patients express their gratitude and she knows she’s made a difference.
What do you love doing when you’re not at work?
I enjoy heavy bag boxing and working out, being with my family, volunteering for the cancer charity Relay for Life, going to concerts and being a sports mom.
What are three things you are thankful for?
I am thankful for all the love in my life, family vacations, and belly laughs.
Four words to describe you?
Loving, loyal, trustworthy, and dependable.
What do you love about your profession?
Communicating with and helping patients. I also enjoy the challenging insurance companies.
Take time for yourself. Always live, love, and laugh.