All aboard! ⚓️ I am thrilled to join the exceptional crew at Drake Family Dentistry, pull up the anchor and sail down the waters of Bonner Springs, the Kansas River and navigate the shores of the mighty Missouri! I am an Expanded Functions Dental Hygienist, your new Registered Dental Hygienist. As the new crew-mate in the office, I sailed away from the shores of Lakeview Dental of Lake Stevens, Washington within Puget Sound to navigate the new waters within the heartland. For years I felt drawn back to my Midwestern roots. Originally my family hailed from the Midwest, specifically, the shores of Lake Superior. As a 5th generation Duluthian, I was inspired to follow my great grandfathers footsteps into dentistry as he practiced from the Medical Arts Building overlooking the shores of the mother lake. My love for dentistry is a family trait, mapping decades of oral vessels. As a dental veteran, I have sailed watery saliva for 29 years, first working as a Certified Dental Assistant in a general practice then surgical assistant within a specialists office. I have worked as a dental hygienist 2 decades, weathering the gales of gum disease and with my professional compass, I intend to provide a safe passage to healthy gums, honing and assisting with patient navigational skills. I am proud to join Dr Drake as he leads our team in exceptional dental care. Let’s set sail! Let the regatta begin!