Building relationships with our patients, keeping up with what’s happening in their lives, and developing real friendships with them is the best part of my work. I’m one of the first people you’ll see when you come into our practice, and I’ll greet you with a smile. I also answer the phones, schedule appointments, help our patients make financial arrangements, and process insurance claims.
After work you’ll find me with my husband, Josh, and our rescued dog, Lanie. I am a preschool Sunday school teacher and enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Of course, I love the Cubs, the Bears, and Illini football!
Making a connection with patients is most important to me. Much of my work involves interacting with the patients from greeting them when they arrive to answering phone calls. My other responsibilities include scheduling, social media maintenance, marketing and setting up financial arrangements.
I love being active and spending time outdoors. Working on or around my house is something I enjoy doing. My family and friends are very important to me! I recently graduated Parkland College with a degree in marketing.
I try to make a connection with our patients, learning about their hobbies and interests. I really like working with the younger patients, making them feel comfortable and encouraging them every step of the way. It’s wonderful when I hear them ask when they get to come back with a big smile on their faces. A lot of my work here involves assisting Dr. Brucker with procedures. I also order our dental materials, perform lab work, take x-rays, and review treatment plans with our patients.
In my personal life, I have been blessed with many siblings who have, in turn, given my many wonderful nieces and nephews whom I love to spoil! I enjoy reading, gardening, hunting, shooting, traveling, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
I love meeting our patients that come into the office each day and being able to get to know them on a personal level. I enjoy making patients feel comfortable while being at the dentist. My work here involves assisting Dr. Brucker with procedures, performing lab work, taking x-rays, reviewing treatment plans with our patients and performing sterilization procedures.
I am recently engaged to my high school sweetheart, Cole. I enjoy spending time on the lake with my family and friends. Water skiing, boating and camping are a few of my hobbies you can find me doing after work.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Some of my many responsibilities include cleaning and polishing teeth, giving patient education, and delivering anesthetic, but my most important role is making sure our patients leave the office with a happy, healthy a smile. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level and seeing their oral health improve because of the information I have given them. It is very rewarding to make such a big difference in their lives. Our office staff is my second family, and we work really hard to treat each other, and our patients, like family.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Matt, who co-owns Kilgus Dairy. I have three outgoing children; Kamber, Collin, and Kelsey who help us on the farm. We are very active in our church and its services. I teach pre-school Sunday school, and we participate in an adult Bible study. I am also active with the Livingston County Farm Bureau Young Farmers group.