Years of Experience
Desired Start Timeframe
Within 90 Days (October 2023)
Number of Days?
Procedures Proficient at Completing?
Wave One Endo Tx, Simple to Mod complicated Oral Surgery, Implant Restorations, Routine Restorative Dentistry, Full on Four/Six Implant and Full Mouth Crown and Bridge Dentistry, Denture Fabrication, Cosmetic Dentistry
My father was an Army colonel and I traveled the world growing up, attending 18 different schools from French preschool to OHSU School of Dentistry. My mother was French and so I continued to travel to Europe and beyond in my adulthood as the desire to see new places was in my blood. I married young after moving to Oregon from Louisiana. I had started my studies in different disciplines of engineering, but soon determined that dentistry was my passion. I was accepted to dental school and then was accepted into OHSU at age 22 after 3 years of undergraduate school. In the midst of Dental School, I had the joy of the planned birth of my daughter who later became a hygienist and married a dentist who also practices locally. I graduated in 1985 at age 26 during the era of when only 2% of practicing dentists were women. After one year of working as an associate with Dr. Sidney Goodrich in Rainier, Oregon, I started up my own dental practice from scratch, in Aloha, Oregon and then three years later built my dental office building in Aloha. I delivered my second child, a son, who is now an civil engineer a year after my practice startup. In my free time, I enjoy dabbling in my artwork of paintings and ceramics, cycling, scootering and hiking and traveling. I ran a successful dental practice for 38 years, handling all phases and aspects of business in addition to dentistry. I had a staff of 6 and practiced approximately 145 doctor days per year and 175 hygiene days per year. I produced approximately $850K per year and practiced all phases of dentistry except ortho. I thoroughly enjoyed providing comprehensive and high quality dentistry to a loyal patient base. Despite retaining 3 staff members for over 30 years, on October 2021 , I sold the practice due to my difficulty hiring appropriate and qualified staff. I had planned to practice in my location for a few more years, however lack of staff made it challenging to provide the dentistry that I was accustomed to delivering in an efficient cost effective manner. I took a bit of time off after the sale of my practice and spent time in Germany with my German husband of 20 years. I have continued to practice dentistry during the last couple of years with Locum Tenens assignments and also temporarily helping two female dentists in both Rainier and Newberg, Oregon. I would like to locate a more permanent position in an office who believes in comprehensive patient care with providing good communication and high quality treatment. I am efficient in my delivery of care but wish to have the basic necessary dental supplies and equipment to deliver adequate care. I feel more comfortable providing a patient with a comprehensive treatment plan and working with a good team of specialists if required to deliver that care. I am flexible regarding the number of days per work week, however, I would prefer avoiding 5 days/per week of patient care as during this time of my life, I wish to maintain a healthy work/life balance. I do not mind driving a bit of a distance depending on the route and associated traffic. I will also consider direct Locum Tenens assignments.