Putnam Dental Nov 2017



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For the past 36 years, I have worked as a dental assistant with Putnam Dental Associates. Before dental assisting caught my

time. These patients radiate confidence as they walk out of our office with a beautiful smile. It’s rewarding to know that I was a part of that process.

Building relationships with patients is another great aspect of my job. When you see patients for 36 years, you see them through many seasons of life. I have seen patients who first started

eye, I worked as the office receptionist. However, the practice quickly grew, and before we knew it, we needed more help in the back. I volunteered to start training for dental assisting, and I fell in love with the job. I appreciate all aspects of my work, but dental surgeries hold a special place in my heart. Some people are grossed out by the thought of assisting during surgery, but to me, surgeries offer a great opportunity to develop new skills, and they are just plain interesting. Maureen with her daughters and husband at the Jets and Giants game

Maureen’s daughter, Savannah, and their dogs, Charlie and Jax

coming to me when they were children, and now they are bringing their own children to see me. Most people don’t consider their workplace to be an environment for making meaningful friendships and relationships, but that’s exactly what happened to me. I am grateful to work at a caring, professional practice with such a fantastic team of people. Putnam Dental Associates is truly a special place. When I’m not at work, I am spending time with my husband of 33 years, Mark, and our daughters, Brianna and Savannah. Brianna is a speech language pathologist, and she got married in September. We put in a lot of time to plan her day, and it was beautiful! Savannah teaches 4-year-olds at a local school, and we love to cook together. I stick to my cookbooks for recipe inspiration, but Savannah is always showing me new ideas from Pinterest. We are always trying new recipes, which Mark loves since he’s our taste tester. Continued on page 3 ...

Above all else, patients who have dental surgery leave the procedure feeling transformed, especially when they haven’t had any work done in a long

Maureen’s daughter, Brianna, and Dan at their wedding on Sept. 23

Inside This Issue:

New Faces at Putnam Dental

Can Tall Tales Destroy Your Teeth?

Page 2 Stars & Smiles

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