HYGIENE

TAYLOR, RDH

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Hey y’all!

My name is Taylor and I graduated from Dental Hygiene school in Amarillo, Tx in May of 2018.

I grew up in small town, Snyder, Texas, but the city was calling my name! I have 4 sisters and 2 pups, Theo and Stella. In my spare time I enjoy working out, reading, being outdoors in the sunshine and watching sports!

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the dental office and have always known hygiene was what I wanted to do when I grew up! Being a hygienist gives me the opportunity to serve others by helping them to be happy with the smile they see in the mirror, to create lasting relationships with patients, to educate patients, and to always continue learning.

So far, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at The Dentist of Allen and I look forward to being a part of this team for a while!

LAURA, RDH

Laura is our Dental Hygiene Team Leader and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Tarrant County Junior College in 1998 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. Laura has worked in the dental field as a dental assistant since 1988 and as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1998. She was the recipient of the Texas Dental Hygienist Scholarship in 1998.

Laura was born in Irving, Texas and grew up in Sherman, Texas. She joined The Dentist of Allen in September of 1999 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Laura continues to further her knowledge every year by maintaining at least 12 hours of continuing education courses that are technical or scientific with significant intellectual or practical content and are designed to directly enhance knowledge and skill in providing clinical care. She is also certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Basic Life Support Training. Laura has successfully completed the Jurisprudence Assessment for Licensure with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and has successfully completed the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, AIDS Training, CDC Infection Control Guidelines, and Waste Management. She is certified in Radiology, Pit & Fissure Sealants, and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring.

Laura stays on the front of advancements in dental hygiene to provide the best quality dental care available to all her patients. She lives in here in Allen, Texas and enjoys traveling, computers, word games, and crafts..

CHRISTINA, RDH

Christina has been in Dentistry for over 16 years. She started as a Dental Assistant, then attended Dental Hygiene school and graduated in 2014. She believes that going to Dental Hygiene School was the best career choice she could have ever made. She is certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Life Support training. She has successfully passed Jurisprudence Assessment for Licensure with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. In her daily routine, OSHA and CDC Infection Control Guidelines are highly regarded. She also maintains certifications in Radiology and pit and Fissure Sealants. 

Christina has always loved the dental field and the opportunity to create relationships with her patients, making them feel comfortable and confident in their smile. She recently married in 2017 and together she and her husband have four grown children: two boys and two girls. She and her husband love the outdoors and camping together. Christina can be found around the office laughing and trying to see a positive in everything. She believes life is too short to sweat the small stuff. 

EMILY, RDH

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Emily is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Collin College with the degree, Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2002. Emily was born and grew up in Longview, Texas. She and her son, Luke, now reside in McKinney, Texas. Upon graduation Emily began working with David Grattafiori, DDS, in Plano, Texas, working Monday through Thursday. She joined The Dentist of Allen in September of 2002 working Fridays. Emily annually attends both the Southwest Dental Conference in Dallas, Texas and the Texas Dental Association Meeting in San Antonio, Texas to further her knowledge every year by maintaining at least 12 hours of continuing education courses that are technical or scientific with significant intellectual or practical content and are designed to directly enhance knowledge and skill in providing clinical care. Emily has successfully completed the Jurisprudence Assessment for Licensure with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and has successfully completed HIPAA Training, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, AIDS Training, CDC Infection Control Guidelines, and Waste Management. She is certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Basic Life Support Training and is also certified in Radiology, Pit & Fissure Sealants, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, and Sedation Monitoring. She enjoys spending time with Luke. She also enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with family and friends.