Tabitha Carter – Dental Assistant
Tabitha has worked in dentistry for 15 years, 14 of them with Drs Papa and Haskins. Before entering dentistry, Tabitha waitressed in several different restaurants.
What motivates her is the fact that she can make a huge change in patients’ lives simply by improving their smiles. Tabitha is also excited about her career development and she loves to strengthen the relationships with her colleagues, as well as to learn from others so she becomes more open-minded.
Her proudest career moment was when a patient described the practice as working in perfect harmony, like a well-oiled machine.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I love spending time with my one-year-old son, taking him to the park and to the splashpad. I also enjoy craft beers, kayaking, fowling, concerts, movies and Netflix and walking with my dogs.
What are three things you are thankful for?
My son and husband, my home and my dogs.
Four words to describe you?
Strong, fun, trustworthy and caring.
What do you love about your profession?
I love helping patients feel at ease and completing their goals of healthy oral hygiene and a great smile. Also developing relationships and really getting to know them.
What are you happiest doing when you aren’t working?
Being a mom – it’s changed my life so I’m trying to soak up all the small things and make great memories.
Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.