Meet Michelle, Hygienist at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team

What made you want to become a Hygienist?
I knew that I wanted to be a part of the healthcare industry. I come from a family of dentists and was encouraged by them to go with dentistry or hygiene.

When did you start working at Periodontal Associates? What’s your favorite part about working here?
I started working here in October of 2007. My favorite part about working here is my patients, they are all such wonderful people.

What’s your favorite part of being a Hygienist?
My favorite part of being a hygienist is working with people. I love meeting and becoming friends with my patients. I also love keeping mouths healthy. I love cleaning teeth and continuing education.

Are you originally from Colorado and what’s your favorite part about living here?
I am from Dillon, Colorado. I love doing anything outside, especially in the mountains. I love exploring all the mountains of Colorado on skis, by foot, or by bike. I also love living in Colorado because my whole family lives here.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other Periodontal offices?
I really believe that we try care for our patients. I think we give great customer service – we go above and beyond to help patients navigate through treatment options and insurance questions.

#tuesdaytip: how to use a proxy brush


Here’s this weeks Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team’s #tuesdaytip on how to use a proxy brush. This how to video shows how proxy brushes keep teeth clean and gums healthy. Proxy brushes can be used with dental implants too.

The use of the proxy brush is demonstrated by Ally, who at the time of this video was Dr. Doug Heller’s assistant, who is now a hygienist here.